Country: United States


A labor union leader comes to a mining community that is brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.


The life of gay activist Harvey Milk, who fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official.

Norma Rae

A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill in spite of the dangers and risks involved.


When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his illness, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer to defend his wrongful dismissal suit.

Seabrook 1977

A chronicle of a seminal event of 1970sʼ environmental activism when 1,414 people were arrested in a civil disobedience protest.

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

The organizing strategies, movement-building and backlash against the U.S. women’s movement from 1966 to 1971 and today.


A young worker’s efforts to expose the dangers at an Oklahoma nuclear power plant where she is employed.

Soldiers of Conscience

Eight U.S. soldiers reveal their inner moral dilemmas. Made with official permission by the U.S. Army, this documentary transcends politics to explore the tension between moral and spiritual values and military orders.

The Accused

A young woman tries to seek justice after being gang raped in a bar in Fall River, Massachusetts.

The Color Purple

An epic tale spanning four decades of a 14-year-old girl who is forced to marry an abusive landowner and raise his children.

The Day After Trinity

Scientists and witnesses involved in the creation and testing of the first ever atomic bomb reflect on the Manhattan project and its leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer, who upon completion of his invention became a powerful spokesperson against the nuclear arms race.

The Mask You Live In

Boys and young men struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

They Can’t Break Our Union

A chronicle of the longest strike in Massachusetts history which came to be a national symbol for labor unions fighting for their continued survival.

This is What Democracy Looks Like

Activists representing diverse interest protest the 1999 summit of the World Trade Organization.

Tough Guise

A short documentary about vioelnce, media, and the crisis in masculinity.

True Colors

TV cameras follow two young men, one white, one black, to reveal prejudice.


Undeterred tells the story of the build up of enforcement along the US/Mexico border and how it functions. Through intimate portraits, raw footage and artful animation, it shows how life in one small town has changed and how local residents have organized to push back and resist those changes.

Violence: An American Tradition

Exploration of the tradition of violence in the United States of America, drawing on the history of invading settlers and native peoples, frontier outlaws and modern-day murderers, racist violence, the urban underclass, and domestic abuse.

Wag the Dog

Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a presidential sex scandal.

Why We Fight

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki’s shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.