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A Once and Future Peace

In Seattle, communities are working to break the cycle of incarceration. A promising new restorative justice program based on Indigenous peace-making circles aims to bring healing to families and communities while reforming the justice system.

A Reckoning in Boston

Bringing to light the foundations of systemic racism in one community that has spanned generations, A Reckoning in Boston shows that transformation, healing and social change begins within each of us.

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Apart

In Apart we bear witness to how familial love and courage combat the inter-generational trauma caused by the war on drugs.

Belly of the Beast

When a courageous young woman and a radical lawyer discover a pattern of illegal involuntary sterilizations in California’s women’s prison system, they take to the courtroom to wage a near-impossible battle against the Department of Corrections. 

A young boy is facing sideways to the camera, an adult behind him is helping him pack his backpack which has a cartoon animal on it.

Forget Me Not

 Forget Me Not reveals a path to a more inclusive society that starts with welcoming diversity in the classroom.

 

Unapologetic

Unapologetic illuminates the love underpinning the anger and frustration that comes with being Black, queer women in the US, and elevates those who are most often leading the way while being denied the spotlight.

Us Kids

Sparked by the plague of gun violence ravaging their schools, Us Kids chronicles the March For Our Lives movement over the course of several years.

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Crip Camp

In the wake of famous 1969 counterculture festival Woodstock in upstate New York, Camp Jened hosted their own wild getaways. Teenagers with disabilities spent their summers escaping their parents’ overbearing care and widespread societal prejudices to discover themselves, express opinions freely, and have lots of fun at the same time.

Stairway sign

Down a Dark Stairwell

When a Chinese-American police officer kills an innocent, unarmed black man in an unlit stairwell of a New York City housing project on November 20, 2014, communities across the city erupt with demands for legal accountability.

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Far from the Tree

In a quest for understanding, this film encourages us to let go of our preconceptions – for example, about people with autism or dwarfism – and celebrate our loved ones for all that makes them uniquely themselves. 

Gather Film Still - A young Native American girl bending over and an older Native American woman on her knees in a field of yellow plants, both looking down towards the ground.

Gather

Gather celebrates the fruits of the indigenous food sovereignty movement, profiling innovative changemakers in Native American tribes across North America reclaiming their identities after centuries of physical and cultural genocide.