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Syria's first every official selection for the Foreign Language category for the upcoming
90th Academy Awards®

The immensely valuable footage of the film was shot under siege and smuggled out of the country. This feature documentary follows the life of iconic Syrian peace activist Ghiyath Matar, who became internationally known as "Little Gandhi" for his initiative of facing down violent government security forces with flowers and bottles of water, inspiring millions of people worldwide. 
Matar's brutal torture and death at the age of 26 outraged the international community and erupted into one of the most violent crisis in modern history.
The film was made to build a better understanding of what the Syrian Revolution is all about and what it stands for. To unveil the truth about the Syrian heroes who first initiated a movement for societal change several years before the Arab Spring. To shed light on these brave activists who in their own words were inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. To remind the world of lives sacrificed in order to keep the Syrian movement a peaceful uprising in spite of the unprecedented violence by the Syrian regime. 
Through "Little Gandhi", the filmmaker strives to share with the public the lost truth of the Syrian uprising.


"Little Gandhi"  was chosen to represent Syria by a committee of Syrian artists
living in exile and, in a rare move, accepted as such by the Academy.

"A remarkable and vitally important film."
Amnesty International

"Sam Kadi's work is as heroic as the protagonists of his film.
The feeling that you the strong need to immediately share this story..."

The European Independent Film Festival

"It is a profoundly moving and disturbing film that was produced
in extraordinary difficult and dangerous circumstances."

Ian Black (The Guardian)

"Little Gandhi is a great example of the power of film..."
France 24 TV (Encore)

• Excellence in Filmmaking Award at the European Independent Film Festival in Paris
• Best Foreign Documentary Award at the 21st International Family Film Festival in Los Angeles
• Official selection in the Foreign Language category for the 90th Academy Awards

Feature Documentary / Biopic / War / 93 min. / USA-Syria-Turkey  in Arabic and in English / HD


This insightful documentary explores the unfounded fears and misconceptions about wolves and their impact on other wildlife. This intimate portrait of these magnificent animals offers poignant interviews from both sides of the debate and reveals the ongoing challenges for coexistence of wolves and livestock and the return of wild wolves to the American West. Visit locations like Italy where wolves are a significant factor of daily life, where people have a different approach to peaceful coexistence with these ancient creatures. The film ultimately offers perspectives on how people can help the species survive and return to the habitats where wolves once thrived!

Documentary/ 68 minutes/ HD / USA in English



Immerse yourself in the amazing and dramatic story of Bill Muller, one of the few, lucky survivors of the fateful TITANIC catastrophe. This historic docu-dram
 a recounts that tragic night when over 1500 souls lost their lives in the frigid North Atlantic Ocean. Seven-time, Emmy Award winner Ed Asner masterfully portrays the 96-year old Muller telling his true account of the disaster for the first time to author Bristow, played by SAG Award nominee Frances Fisher, who also starred in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic.

Muller, who worked as a secretary to the Dutch traffic inspector on the ship, has intimate behind the scenes knowledge and reveals a shocking cover up.

Muller 's incredible story will shatter your long-held beliefs and reveal untold secrets of the greatest oceanic disaster known to man.

Disaster/ Docu-Drama/History 88 min or 2 x 88min 4K USA production





A highly entertaining and intimate portrait of a witty, colorful, larger than life personality.

Lina Wertmüller is an iconic image of Italian and world cinema: she was the first woman director ever nominated for an Oscar in the Best Director category.  Her "Seven Beauties" earned 4 Academy award nominations and was an international hit. Wertmüller achieved lasting international acclaim with a series of four movies starring Giancarlo Giannini. She has been friends with the crème de la crème of the film world...many of them interviewed in the movie...come and join us to get their stories and insights.

GENRE:  Documentary / 91 minutes / HD English and Italian, with English subtitles




Staring Emily Kinney (Walking Dead) and Brad Garrett 

Every year THOUSANDS of hopefuls move to LA to pursue their dream of a Hollywood acting career. HOW TO MAKE IT IN HOLLYWOOD explores the lives of award-winning talents Emily Kinney (Walking Dead) and Brad Garrett , actors new to the business and everything in between. Their diverse stories share the common mantra of success - preparation, passion and training. Meet some of the die-hards who stuck with it, and learn how to navigate your own unique adventure in show business. Acting is a full time job. Persistence is essential. Lets see if you have what it takes!

Documentary / USA / HD / English


One Story that Speaks for Many, in Remembrance of the Holocaust

This deeply moving documentary illuminates the lives of a Sephardic community in Greece whose story speaks for all people who have been displaced and wronged by war and discrimination.  

The story is set in the beautiful and idyllic city of Kastoria where Jews and Christians lived in harmony for over two millennia.  In October 1940 this would all change after the invasion of Greece by Axis forces.  Initially occupied by Italy, the Jewish community remained safe- but after Mussolini fell from power the Nazis took control of the town, dooming the community that had existed since the times of the Roman Empire.    

The film uses never-before-seen archival footage, vibrantly bringing to life just one of the many Jewish communities that had existed before the end of World War II. "Trezoros" (Ladino/Judeo Spanish term of endearment meaning "Treasures") is a highly emotional story told by it's survivors, with interviews filmed on location in Kastoria, Thessaloniki, Athens, Tsur Moshe, Tel Aviv, Miami, Los Angeles and New York.

TREASURES will be entered in competition for the 2017 Oscars

The Portrait of an Artist Filmed Over a Decade

The most uncompromising contemporary artist and musician Llyn Foulkes creates, destroys, and recreates a pair of large-scale, three-dimensional paintings, one that costs him his marriage, while trying to keep afloat in the fickle art market.

The movie follows Llyn Foulkes career, in "Boyhood" style, over more than a decade. With interviews from 1960's LA art scene vets Dennis Hopper and George Herms, the film reconstructs Foulkes's uncompromising, up-and-down career as he was kicked out of the legendary Ferus Gallery and walked away from a successful career as a Pop artist.

Structured like one of Foulkes's constantly reworked paintings, the film tracks his artistic struggles, ending as he is at last rediscovered by the international art world at age 77.

With music written and performed by Foulkes on a massive, fanciful, self-invented musical instrument he calls "The Machine," Llyn Foulkes One Man Band is an intimate portrait of an artist battling his own demons as well as that of the art world

GENRE: Documentary / Bio-pic / 88 min / HD / USA / English

Transformational Documentary following the traditions of THE SECRET

Shot in the rarely seen, sumptuous 35mm format with a larger-than-life score performed by the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the film delivers a timely, yet timeless message that is totally vital to literally everybody on earth.

Apollo Astronaut, Edgar Mitchell, Canadian Environmental Scientist and well-known Broadcaster, Dr. David Suzuki, Internet Health Guru, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Earthing innovators Clint Ober and Dr. Stephen Sinatra, his healed son, Step Sinatra, the film's creator, Steve Kroschel and the lovely Laura Koniver, M.D. are all validating the ancient but forgotten theory.

The film informs us about the little-known fact that the Earth's surface emits a constant stream of electrons, which neutralize the disease-causing free radicals in our bodies. Nature Deficit Disorder, a recently identified syndrome of chronic, inflammatory conditions, which manifest in an array of body aches and fatigue, non-restorative sleep and a poor immune system, among other complaints, all of which are caused by staying inside all day and wearing shoes at virtually all times thus, being deprived from from the naturally-healing electrons, which constantly flow from the surface of the Earth.

The practice of making regular skin contact with the Earth, like taking barefoot walks on the beach or on the grass - or better yet - swimming in natural bodies of water - have been clinically shown to help heal chronic inflammatory diseases in 95% of all cases.

If you are an Earthling, this film has an important and uplifting message for YOU.

GENRE: Documentary / 74 min / USA / in English / 2014


THE LAST GOLDEN LOTUS - The Secrets of Chinese Footbinding

Shirley, a cosmopolitan city dweller takes us from modern and thriving Shanghai  on a search of one of the last great mysteries of her childhood: the fabled “Golden Lotus” - the women with bound feet. Following the red thread of her journey, we plunge into the distant past of classical China to find the four last surviving “Golden Lotus” – the last testimonials of a quintessential ideal of beauty practiced by over 2 billion women for nearly 1000 years in the Middle Kingdom. As the hidden secrets are revealed, the film touches upon broader, universal issues like the tensions between modernity and tradition, erotic and nuptial ideals and the role of women in society.  Stemming from a personal quest, it unveils a well-concealed and disappearing cultural phenomenon and it ends with a touching accident… A profoundly humane and respectful approach to the truth behind one of China’s last great secrets: the Lotus feet!  

GENRE: Investigative documentary /  DIRECTOR: Shirley Zhao / 72 minutes


Filmed in 20 countries - 20 years in the making - A stunningly filmed portrait of life.

The rhythm of life revealed in the tradition of “Koyaanisqatsi” and “Samsara”

Richard Wawman’s unique film mesmerizes and transports us to the most remote areas of the world untouched by civilization, exploring the deep and intimate relationships between gender and sex, family, death, food, rituals and the rhythm of life that is universal. With no voice-over and direction for the viewer, the experience is personal and challenging: what seems to be a looking glass into a disappearing world and diverse cultures turns out to be a mirror reflecting back to us the follies and short-sightedness of our own pre-conceived ideas and prejudices 

GENRE: Feature documentary /  DIRECTOR: Richard Wawman / 123 minutes

ZOOMAN is the chronicle of a dream. Buddy’s dream has been to live amongst and care for all the wild animals he so passionately loves. In their own backyard (!) Buddy and his fiancée maintain health and habitat for over 400 animals, among them dangerous predators and endangered species.They have created a place for intimate encounters with these powerful animals, an experience that can be transformative for anyone who visits their zoo. These circumstances are fictionalized in “The Life of Pi,” lightly treated in “We Bought a Zoo,” and movingly documented in “Ashes and Snow.” Created in direct cinema style, ZOOMAN takes us through a year in the life of this amazing place and these extraordinary people. ZOOMAN is no fairytale. It is a raw, authentic account of an authentic man living his life with pure vigor and determination.

GENRE: Documentary /  DIRECTOR: Rolf Winters / 91 minutes / English

What do our lives today have in common with those of original cultures in the world’s most remote places? Just about everything.

TAHI – The Human Journey” tells a story of global connection by following the lives of people the world over. Beautifully photographed in worldwide locations, the film captures the beauty of human culture and natural beauty in a magnificent achievement filmed storytelling. Follow the journey in Nepal, India, Thailand, Hong Kong, USA, First Nations, Ecuador, Polynesia, Namibia, Morocco, Australia, New Zealand, England, Spain, and Gibraltar. Follow the journey to over twenty worldwide locations, as the filmmakers reveal whether people living in different cultures are really interconnected, and if so, what is it that ties us all together? The film investigates whether our commonalities are the key to unlocking an emerging world where people, animals and the environment can co-exist in balance.

GENRE: documentary / DIRECTOR: Karina J. Duffy / HD / English

Choreographed by Mats Ek

BYE (AJÖ), has been heralded as a "masterpiece" by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. It is performed by Sylvie Guillem, "the most brilliant ballerina of her generation"(The Guardian, UK) and  is choreographed and directed by acclaimed Swedish choreographer Mats Ek. BYE is a film interpretation of Mats Ek's solo piece BYE for and requested by Sylvie Guillem, presently on stage at Sadler's Wells, UK's leading dance house.  Set to Beethoven's last piano sonata, Opus 111, in a recording by Ivo Pogorelich, the stage performance of BYE is described by Mats Ek as being "... about a woman who takes leave of a certain stage in her life. It is a conversation that she has with herself that leads to new experiences." 

"Guillem is one of the most astonishing dancers on stage today."

-- The Guardian, July 2011

 "There can be no doubt that Sylvie Guillem is one of the greatest dancers ever.

  -- Daily Telegraph, UK

 "It is a joyful piece, and Guillem fills it with drama and nuance, making each tiny movement meaningful..."

 -- The Telegraph, July 2011

GENRE: dance /  DIRECTOR: Mats Ek / 22 minutes + 17 minutes behind the scenes / no dialogue

Choreographed by Mats Ek

A sensational dance film, specially created for two world famous dancers, Mihkail Baryshnikov and Anna Laguna by a truly international team of outstanding artists. It is choreographed by Mats Ek who is considered to be the No 1 not only in Sweden but possibly world-wide and it is directed by Grammy, MTV and Cannes Grand Prix award winner Jonas Åkerlund, director of videos for Lady Gaga, U2, Madonna, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Duran Duran, Britney Spears, and many more.  Visit his website.

GENRE: dance / DIRECTOR: Jonas Åkerlund / 29 minutes / no dialogue / WITH  Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ana Laguna

AMERICAN ADDICT unveils the secrets and reveals the facts about the industry behind celebrity deaths from Elvis Presley to Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger and Whitney Houston.

The home of the "war on drugs" is 5% of world population yet consumes 80% of prescription narcotics. AMERICAN ADDICT reveals the connections between government regulators, big pharmaceutical companies, physicians, and the media. Together they form a complex that reinforces treatment through prescribed medication focused on pain relief. At the street level the trade is only distinguished from its illegal cousin by white coats, signage, and legal sanction. The consequences are a well worn path of overuse, abuse, and death.

In the style of the “Inside Job" and "Food, Inc." American Addict exposes a shocking hypocrisy most are unaware even exists.

GENRE: Documentary / DIRECTOR: Sasha Knezev / 90 minutes / HD / English 

The Making of Out Loud is much more than a behind-the-scenes look at the myriad difficulties faced by the cast and crew of the Muslim world’s first commercial gay feature, Out Loud. This thought provoking, well researched look at the discrimination and outright persecution faced today by gays and lesbians in Muslim countries serves as a strong reminder of how precious Western gay rights gains are, as well as how much work remains to be done, especially in the face of many organized religions’ intolerance of the gay community.

GENRE: Documentary / DIRECTOR: Samer Daboul / 53 minutes / HD / English and Arabic with English Subtitles

Filmmaker Brook Bello shines the spotlight on human trafficking as she tells us the story of her life, from devastating acts of self destruction to the ultimate ‘triumph of the human spirit’. As repressed memories surface, the secrets of a most foul crime get revealed: the rape of an innocent child who is then forced to run away only to face an even greater horror as a teen-prostitute who falls  victim to human-trafficking and sex-slavery. Forced by pimps into drug addiction, Brook’s life seemed hopeless until she was able to break free not only physically but emotionally.This high-impact docu- mentary takes the viewers on an emotional journey from shock to rage to healing, as well as on a geographic journey from Florida to the Middle East.Brook’s film has already received widespread atten- tion, with extensive press coverage in over 20 articles, a series of interviews and an invitation to speak at the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute and the Congres- sional Black Caucus.

GENRE: Documentary / DIRECTOR: Brook Bello / 82 minutes / HD / English

Reggaeton is a fascinating world music documentary film about the similarities between two types of music genres known today as Salsa and Reggaeton.

We were fortunate enough to have gathered the hottest stars of reggaeton as well as the old school greats of salsa. We have interviewed salsa icons such as Ruben Blades, Johnny Pacheco, Willie Colon, Ismael Miranda, Gilberto SantaRosa and on the reggaeton side we interviewed billboard chart - topping artists such as Julio Voltio, Tego Calderón, Hector "El Father" just to name a few.These artists all came together with the same purpose to discuss how two different styles of music can have so much in common and how their music is all composed under "La Clave," the five-note two-bar rhythm pattern which generates rhythmic measurement and is the foundation and backbone of Salsa (and all Afro-Cuban based music). They also take you on an extraordinary journey back in time to the roots that influenced all of these different types of music, which is AFRICA and its rhythm of "drums and percussion.

GENRE: Documentary / DIRECTOR: Mariella Sosa / 90 minutes / HD / Spanish with English Subtitles

This documentary lifts the veil on underground spiritual movements like RAVE and BURNING MAN, revealing how electronic music induces altered states and shifts in consciousness.  The film-makers investigate mysticism, origins and religion, interviewing minds like  Terence McKenna, author of best-seller True Hallucinations, Ken Kesey, author and producer of the infamous 1960s Acid Tests, Starhawk, author of The Spiritual Dance.  The filmmakers investigate the electronic music culture's significance to the 2012 prophesies. Music by  DJ' Garth, Shpongle, The Crystal Method, Phutureprimitive, Vibrasphere, Govinda, Random Rab and many more.

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GENRE: Documentary / DIRECTOR: A.C. Johner / 84 minutes / HD / English

In the tradition of What the Bleep Do We Know?, and The Secret.

The Lost Secret of Immortality takes the Western audience on a journey of the senses through the spiritual traditions of Eastern enlightenment. Presented with stunning and mind-bending visuals, the film delves into a vision of what is possible if we unlock the mysteries of the Universe.

In this film, we see the vast and infinite knowledge passed on through the centuries by some of the world’s foremost New Age philosophers and teachers. Everything from meditation and the martial arts to tantric sex are uncovered and broken down into easy-to-understand teachings and practices.

By experiencing The Lost Secret of Immortality, one will embark on a life-transforming revelation that will unlock the hidden and untapped power that exists within all of us.

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GENRE: Documentary / DIRECTOR: Barclay powers / 78 minutes / English

Martial Arts: Secrets of the Asian Masters  is the first film that truly captures the magic of the traditional Filipino martial arts (FMA). It brings together the history and a variety of styles, grandmasters, and philosophies. The FMA are complete fighting systems, not mixed martial arts sports, so learning them will help in actual combat and self defense. Because of this, the training may seem brutal, but during practice both fighters understand that safety and control are very important. FMA includes techniques for different distances, multiple attackers, and advanced weapons fighting, so are extremely useful to police and the military, which is why The Armed Forces of the Philippines are trained in them. However, both men and women as well as boys and girls can gain a lot from seeing this movie and from getting involved in FMA: it’s great for building physical and spiritual discipline, open-mindedness and adaptability.

Everyone involved in making Martial Arts: Secrets of the Asian Masters is passionate about FMA traditions and techniques.  Nothing like this film has been done before and as many grandmasters get older, the importance  of recording their unique styles becomes more urgent. 

GENRE: Documentary / DIRECTOR: Barclay Powers / 84 minutes / English and Filipino