We invite you to explore a selection of our provocative and award-winning socio-political films.


Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune
From youthful idealism to rage to pessimism, the arc of Phil Ochs' life paralleled that of the times, and the righteous indignation that drove his music also drove him to despair.

Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
A commemorative edition of our best-selling film, featuring over an hour of new bonus materials including speeches, interviews, and excerpts with Studs Terkel.


This riveting film from Joe Berlinger tells the epic story of the $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” lawsuit pitting 30,000 rainforest dwellers in Ecuador against U.S. oil giant Chevron.

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
This Oscar nominated doc is the story of Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked top secret documents to The New York Times in 1971.


American Teacher
This powerful documentary reveals the frustrating realities of today's educators, the difficulty of attracting talented new teachers, and why so many feel forced to leave the profession altogether. .

The Take
Avi Lewis & Naomi Klein take viewers inside the lives of unemployed workers in Buenos Aires, who must fight for jobs and their dignity by confronting factory owners, politicians and judges.


The Human Rights Watch DVD Collection
This box set features seven films endorsed by Human Rights Watch that promote awareness of human rights abuses taking place around the world.

Plastic Planet
This feisty yet informative film takes us around the globe to reveal the far-flung reach of plastic and shed light on how it affects our environment, our bodies, and our future.


Jane's Journey
Jane's Journey is an inspiring portrait of the private person behind the world-famous icon Jane Goodall, whose 45 year study of wild chimpanzees in Africa is legendary.

A fascinating array of archival footage, neverbefore-heard audio and interviews tells the epic story of Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history elected to lead a Muslim nation.


The War at Home
Nominated for an Academy Award, The War at Home chronicles the anti-war movement of the 60's and 70's, which grew into a genuine people's revolt as war in Vietnam escalated.

Inspired by a curiosity about society's habit of sending edible food straight to landfills, filmmaker Jeremy Seifert dumpster dives in supermarket garbage receptacles across L.A.


Please Vote for Me
From low blows and spin to character assassination and gestures of goodwill, this witty documentary chronicles the first open elections of a third-grade class at a school in central China.

Waiting for Armageddon
From the homefront in America to the future battlefield of Israel, Waiting for Armageddon explores the apocalyptic worldview of America’s 50-million strong Evangelical community.


The Camden 28
This award-winning doc tells the story of 28 activists, mostly conscientious objectors from the Catholic left, who broke into a draft board office in Camden, NJ, in the summer of 1971.

American Outrage
Two elderly Western Shoshone sisters put up a heroic fight for their rights in this award-winning documentary about a dispute that went to the Supreme Court, and eventually the United Nations.


Based on the internationally acclaimed novel by Zülfü Livaneli and set against the backdrop of Turkey’s natural wonders, Bliss is an eye-opening story about the taboo subject of honor killings.

War Photographer
This Academy Award nominated film follows James Nachtwey, a committed, shy man, who is considered one of the bravest and most important war photographers of our time.


Constantine's Sword
This astonishing exploration of the dark side of Christianity follows former priest and National Book Award winner James Carroll on a journey of remembrance and reckoning.

In 1964, a mob of Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers in Mississippi. Neshoba tells the story of these slain heroes and the long struggle to bring their killers to justice.


Power & Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times
Through interviews and talks given in early 2002, Power and Terror reveals Noam Chomsky's incisive and controversial thinking about the events of 9/11.

Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution
Food Beware visits a small village in the mountains of France, where the town’s mayor has decided to make the school lunch menu organic & locally grown.


Full Battle Rattle
A revelatory look at the soul of the American war machine, this astonishing film journeys inside a once top-secret military base where U.S. soldiers train to confront a new kind of enemy.

For the Bible Tells Me So
This provocative, entertaining documentary brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, revealing that religious anti-gay bias is often based upon malicious misinterpretation.


Let's Get Frank
A film about one of America’s most well loved and outspoken politicians, Rep. Barney Frank. This is a hilarious and insightful look at modern politics, gay life and political hypocrisy.

Aristide and the Endless Revolution
In 2004, the democratically elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide was taken against his will from Haiti in an American helicopter.


Where is the World Going, Mr. Stiglitz?
Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains, in clear and concise language for experts and non-experts alike, how the world’s economy works.

Berkeley in the Sixties
This gripping film captures the decade's events - the Free Speech Movement, Civil Rights marches, anti-war protests, Black Panthers - in all their immediacy and passion.


Orgasm Inc.
Director Liz Canner embarks on a nine year odyssey as she follows the pharmaceutical companies who are racing to be the first to win FDA approval for a product to cure “female sexual dysfunction."

Born out of the U.S. war on drugs, an Aymara Indian named Evo Morales travels through the Andes and Amazon leading a historic bid to become Bolivia’s first Indigenous president.

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Sex & Justice
Narrated by Gloria Steinem, Sex & Justice presents the highlights of the dramatic confrontation between Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas at his Supreme Court confirmation hearings in 1991.

One Bright Shining Moment
When presidential candidate George McGovern took on Richard Nixon in 1972, he didn’t win- but in his bold, grassroots campaign, we find the genesis of today's progressive movement.


Fidel: The Untold Story
A unique look at one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time through exclusive interviews with Castro, Alice Walker, Harry Belafonte, Nelson Mandela, and more.

Ché Guevara: Where You'd Never Imagine Him
A personal portrait of Ché Guevara, from his childhood in Argentina to the motorcycle trip through Latin America that changed his life forever.


Bulletproof Salesman
A self-confessed war profiteer, Fidelis Cloer found the perfect opportunity when the US invaded Iraq. But as the war evolved, he quickly found himself engaged in a pathological arms race.

A Perfect Candidate
Sometimes horrifying, often hilarious, this twisted journey into the underbelly of American politics offers an astonishing look at Oliver North's run for the U.S. Senate.


Sergio Vieira de Mello: En Route to Baghdad
This award-winning documentary tells the story of one of the most tireless and effective advocates for peace and stability the world has ever known.

Before and After Stonewall
These two seminal films tell the remarkable tale of how homosexuals, a heretofore hidden and despised group, became a vibrant and integral part of America’s family.


Sacco and Vanzetti
Sacco and Vanzetti tells the story of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of murder and executed in 1927 after a notoriously prejudiced trial.

Fambul Tok
Victims and perpetrators of a brutal civil war come together for the first time in tradition-based truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies, building sustainable peace at the grass-roots level.


America Betrayed
Tthis searing documentary about the collapse of America's national infrastructure is both a cautionary tale for those who trust their government, and a wake-up call to Washington.

With God on Our Side
While much of the world is confounded by George W. Bush's righteous rhetoric and boundless certainty, his story makes perfect sense to one group: America's conservative evangelicals.


Living in Emergency
Set in war-torn Congo and Liberia, Living in Emergency interweaves the stories of four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders as they struggle under the most extreme conditions.

Meeting Resistance
This daring, eye-opening film raises the veil of anonymity surrounding the Iraqi insurgency by meeting face to face with those engaged in the struggle against coalition forces.


Moments With Fidel
Cuban director Rebeca Chávez uses archival film and audio material to create a collage of important moments in Fidel Castro’s political and personal life.

This acclaimed documentary tells the story of Black Bear Ranch, the prototypical 1960s commune, offering a candid look into the joys and difficulties of communal living.


Monumental: David Brower's Fight for Wild America
From the moment David Brower first laid eyes on the beauty of the Yosemite Valley, he fought to preserve the American wilderness for future generations.

The Internationale
The story of a legendary song that has been a rallying cry of the oppressed and exploited in nearly every nation on earth, and an exploration of the power of music as a force for change.


Brick City
An eye-opening documentary series that fans out around the city of Newark, NJ, to capture the daily drama of a community striving to become a better, safer, stronger place to live.

Using footage shot during the primaries and intercepted satellite feeds of unsuspecting candidates, Feed presents the wild, wacky world of American politics.


Senator Obama Goes to Africa
Part personal odyssey and part chronicle of diplomacy in action, this documentary follows Senator Barack Obama as he takes an emotional journey to Kisumu, Kenya - land of his ancestry.

Courageous individuals following in the footsteps of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. use non-violent resistance and acts of civil disobedience to confront anti-gay rhetoric & religious oppression.


Fish Out of Water
Inspired by the experience of coming out to her sorority sisters, filmmaker Ky Dickens explores the Biblical passages used to condemn homosexuality in this informative, entertaining film.

Unborn in the USA
Exclusive interviews are interwoven with astonishing archival footage to document the pro-life movement - one of the most controversial social movements in American history.


The Trials of Henry Kissinger
This film from Alex Gibney & Eugene Jarecki explores how a young boy who fled Nazi Germany grew up to become one of the most powerful and controversial figures in U.S. history.

Mugabe and the White African
Short-listed as one of the 15 best documentaries of 2010, Mugabe tells the story of one family’s astonishing bravery as they fight to protect their property, their livelihood and their country.