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Make People Better (2022)
In 2018, the Chinese scientist Dr. He Jiankui crossed a Rubicon in human evolution by altering the genetic structure of embryos to produce the world’s first genome-edited babies -- this documentary tells the story of the experiment and the whistleblower who revealed it all.
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Of Medicine and Miracles (2022)
This riveting documentary chronicles the monumental task of curing cancer, as seen through the harrowing experiences of one young girl, her family, and a doctor on a mission. 
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Oyate (2022)
Oyate documents the struggles and triumphs of Indigenous activists, organizers, and politicians during the years following the Dakota Access Pipeline protests of 2016.
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Searching for Amani (2023)
A thirteen-year-old aspiring journalist investigates his father’s tragic murder within the boundaries of one of Kenya’s largest wildlife conservancies. Seeking justice, his search for answers reveals how the contexts of colonization, climate change, and conservation set the stage for a violent raid that would change his life forever. 
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UNVEILED: Joyce Tenneson and the Heroine’s Journey (2023)

An artist. A mother. A secret.

UNVEILED: Joyce Tenneson and the Heroine’s Journey explores the life of a groundbreaking female photographer as she fights to express her artistic voice, and suffers the fallout of a 45-year-old secret. Along the way, the audience must contemplate the many conflicts that arise from being an artist and mother -- and in broader terms, the mistakes and compromises that are inevitably made on the road to living a life of wholeness.

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Tolstoy the Tomato Thief  (In production)

Tolstoy the Tomato Thief is the story of an unlikely friendship between the son of a tomato farmer and his sworn enemy, a large bull elephant named Tolstoy.

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Beyond Utopia (2023)

A suspenseful look at the lengths people will go to gain freedom, Beyond Utopia follows various individuals as they attempt to flee North Korea, one of the most oppressive places on Earth, a land they grew up believing was a paradise. 

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We Are Guardians (2023)

We Are Guardians is a rich, intimate journey meeting the many people who are living an intricate daily balance in the Amazon basin, one of the world’s most disrupted and threatened regions. We follow Indigenous leader and activist Puyr Tembé and forest guardian Marçal Guajajara as they fight to protect their territories from deforestation, as well as an illegal logger who has no choice but to cut the forest down to feed his family, and a large landowner at the mercy of thousands of invaders and extractive industry. Through intimate, character focused storytelling, the film reveals the many intertwined social and economic issues driving this complicated landscape.

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MANTA (In Production)

This new project heads under the sea to explore a very personal friendship with a giant Manta ray. This film, in the tradition of Grizzly Man, My Octopus Teacher, and The Cove, explores how humans and animals relate, both through violence and friendship. A search for a man's old friend reveals a highly intelligent species, a rarely seen underwater kingdom, and the fascinating duality of violence and kinship that underpins life on Earth.

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