Our independent documentary films strive for social impact through character-driven storytelling, a strong dedication to craft and a deep commitment to creative vision. We employ a participatory filmmaking approach working collaboratively with our subjects to explore a range of environmental, social and economic challenges. We also develop strategic outreach and engagment campaigns to ensure films reach key audiences through traditional and innovative methods.
Our independent films are supported through grants and individual donations. To support these projects, please visit our Donations page.
City of Trees (to be released in 2015): In the thick of the recession, unemployment in DC’s Ward 8 exceeded 20 percent. Can a grassroots organization buck the trend and put residents back to work — by planting trees in the city's most distressed public parks? Fiscally sponsored by Kartemquin Films.
Project SING (in-production): An inspiring group of older people in DC’s Fort Lincoln neighborhood attempt to address the root causes of isolation amongst their peers. Fiscally sponsored by Docs In Progress.
Kramer & Sons (in-production): Through the history of a century-old butcher shop, Kramer & Sons explores the story of one family's journey from Russia to Washington DC, and the local food market that has helped launch the lives of scores of immigrant families in the DC area. Fiscally sponsored by Stone Soup Films.