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EPF Media - Film Catalog

ASCENT OF EVIL: THE STORY OF MEIN KAMPF – reveals Mein Kampf's dark history and how the book came to be written.

BACKSTAGE VIENNA STATE OPERA – A behind-the-scenes look at the skill, planning and hard work that is required to present the Vienna State Opera’s spectacular performances.

BELLATRIX: THE AWAKENING OF FEMINISM - Scholars and experts explore the issues that impact women's lives, and the politics of sexuality and gender.

CANELA - Áyax Grandidecided at the age of 48 to become Canela. This film takes us through Canela's journey as she struggles between being true to herself and conforming to societal norms.

CANTADORAS: MUSICAL MEMORIES OF LIFE AND DEATH IN COLOMBIA - A musical journey that tells the story of Afro-Colombian women singers and their music of resistance, hardship and survival.

CARLOS JÁUREGUI: THE UNFORGETTABLE FAG - The life story of Argentinean gay activist Carlos Jáuregui.  His tenacity over years of activism resulted in greater equality, dignity and visibility for the LGBTQ community.

CHILDREN OF THE EXODUS - Hundreds of Mexican communities had to relocate because of drug cartels.  Now refugees in a strange city, children reveal the consequences of their displacement.

THE CLOUD FOREST - A Community’s Search for a Sustainable Way of Life in One of the World’s Most Threatened Ecosystems. 

DAVID: RETURN TO THE LAND - David was adopted as a baby in France by a Jewish family.  David travels to Haiti, his birth country, so he can find his roots.  A documentary about identity.

DOGS OF DEMOCRACY – A documentary about the stray dogs of Athens and the people who take care of them.  A universal story about love and loyalty and what we may learn from animals.

FACTORY TO THE WORKERS – In post-socialist Croatia, workers form a company cooperative and embark on a 10-year quest to compete in a capitalist economy.

FACES OF THE RESISTANCE – Inspiring stories from Ukraine about the impact of the war on ordinary people, and their fight to protect their homeland and one another.

FAIR TRADERS – Three successful entrepreneurs show that an ethical and sustainable business model can also be successful.

FOUR PATHS TO DIGNITY: THE STRUGGLE OF GUATEMALAN MIDWIVES - shows the important role that these women provide to their communities and profiles their activism aimed at being accepted by the medical system.

FREEDOM FLYERS OF TUSKEGEE: THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN – The story of the first African American military pilots.  In addition to fighting during WWII, they had to fight against the racial inequality and discrimination when they returned home.

GLORY TO THE QUEEN – During the Cold War, four legendary female chess players from Georgia revolutionized women’s chess across the globe and became icons of female emancipation.

GOING THE DISTANCE: JOURNEYS OF RECOVERY – Four inspirational traumatic brain injury survivors share their personal stories of devastation, courage and hope on their paths to recovery.

GRAB AND RUN - Kyrgyzstan’s ancient practice of bride kidnapping, Ala-Kachuu, has returned.

GRADING THE TEACHERS: AN EXPLORATION INTO TEACHER GRADING – explores how school districts across the country are implementing teacher evaluations.

THE GUARDIAN OF MEMORY - Stories of Mexican murdered or disappeared families, and a Texas lawyer fighting for asylum-seekers searching for safety.

HOT FLASH: THE LEGENDARY BLUES BAND SAFFIRE – Chronicles The Uppity Blues Women.  Consisting of Ann Rabson, Gaye Adegbalola and Andra Faye, they have entertained audiences for over twenty-five years.

HUMBOLDT  IN MEXICO: THE VISION OF THE EXPLORER – reveals the fantastic life of this explorer, scientist and naturalist, and recounts his expedition of 1799 - 1804, throughout New Spain.

IGOR LEVIT: NO FEAR - an intimate portrait of his all-consuming passion with the piano, his collaborations with conductors, orchestras and recording artists, and the embrace of his audiences.

INSIDE RUSSIA: TRAITORS AND HEROES - Hundreds of thousands have fled Russia and those who remain have to choose: stay silent, or support the war.

THE INVESTIGATOR – In the 1990s, Vladimír Dzuro worked as an investigator for the Hague Tribunal, gathering evidence against war criminals. The film also delves into the International Criminal Court's efforts to combat impunity and prevent future atrocities.

JAMAICA & TAMARINDO: AFRO TRADITION IN THE HEART OF MEXICO - an exploration of African identity in Mexico City, an identity that goes beyond the color of one's skin.

JUDGED BODIES: THE FIGHT FOR PRODUCTIVE RIGHTS - Morena Herrera and other activists fight to decriminalize abortion in El Salvador and to free women who have been unjustly imprisoned.

LAND OR DEATH: COLOMBIA'S INDIGENOUS LAND WARS - Colombia has become one of the world’s deadliest places for land rights defenders.

LETTERS: THE ART OF GRIEVING The stories of three women: a mother, a wife, and a daughter who process their loss and grief through their art.

LUMPKIN, GA - An undocumented immigrant. A private immigration prison. Stories of the immigration crackdown meet in Lumpkin, GA.

MAIDEN'S TOWER - Stories of resiliency, courage, and sisterhood. 45 years after being incarcerated in Tiradentes Prison by the Brazilian dictatorship, the women reunite.

MAIZE IN TIMES OF WAR - The yearly cycle of four Indigenous maize farmers in different regions of Mexico, and the exceptional process of growing maize.

MAP OF LATIN AMERICAN DREAMS - From 1992 to 2013, Argentine artist Martín Weber asked people throughout Latin America to write their dreams on a wooden chalkboard. Decades later, Martin embarked on a search for the same individuals to see if their dreams had come true.

MATRONAS - Salvadoran midwives fight to protect their ancestral role in the face of government repression.
 

MEMORIES OF A DREAMER: THE JOURNEY OF A POLITICAL PRISONER – Félix Mora relives the shocking details of his incarceration from Chile's Pinochet, his escape from Chile and the challenges he faced in exile. 

MENDING THE HEART: THE POWER OF ART TO HEAL A COMMUNITY – Community workers use art to help children cope with the trauma of the 2017 Puebla Earthquake in the town of San Gregorio Atlapulco, Mexico.

MOCCASINS AND MICROPHONES: MODERN NATIVE STORYTELLING THROUGH PERFORMANCE POETRY – journey with the Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word Team as they prepare and present a theater production of their finest poems woven with traditional and contemporary song and dance. 

MY REMBETIKA BLUES - A musical odyssey into Rembetika music, the blues of Greece whose roots are derived from the migration of people into Greece in the early 20th century.  

THE OTHER SIDE OF HOME – A Turkish woman struggles to come to terms with her conflicted identity when she finds out that her great grandmother was a survivor of the Armenian Genocide.

PASAJUEGO: THE OAXACAN INDIGENOUS GAME OF PELOTA MIXTECA – Pasajuego follows the players that compete in the indigenous Oaxacan sport of pelota mixteca. The film serves as a window into their ancient game and the lives of the U.S. Oaxacan culture community.

PATY'S JOURNEY – Paty, an indigenous woman from Mexico who has been scarred by violence, embarks on a political journey with the goal of empowering the women in her community.

THE PEOPLE OF THE CLOUD FOREST – An intimate look at the indigenous Chinantec People of Mexico and their relationship with the environment.

THE POETRY LOUNGE: SELF EXPRESSION THROUGH THE SPOKEN WORD – Poets perform their work and share their inspiration.  Learn the fundamentals of writing "spoken word" poetry from these very accomplished young poets.

THE POETRY 2 LOUNGE: THE POWER OF POETICS – The second installment of the acclaimed Poetry Lounge series, this program focuses on language forms and poetic devices.

THE POETRY LOUNGE 3: THE POWER OF PERFORMANCE – the third installment of the Poetry Lounge series shows viewers how spoken word artists prepare for the performance of their work on stage.

POETRY ON FIRE: IGNITING STUDENTS’ PASSION FOR POETRY AND CREATIVE WRITING – Renown poets inspire students through their performances and discussions about expression, performance and the creative writing process.

POETRY ON FIRE TEACHER’S WORKSHOP: DEVELOPING STUDENTS’ CREATIVE WRITING SKILLS – An innovative program that promotes creative writing in the classroom, discussion, and the attitude necessary to cultivate a sense of fun, freedom, and focus.

RECOVERING PARADISE – A Mexican village rises up against a drug cartel.

ROOM WITHOUT A VIEW - Meager wages and abuse in rooms without windows, Lebanon's foreign domestic workers fight back against the mechanisms of modern slavery.

SCARS ON THE GROUND - After the 2016 Colombian government/FARC Peace Accord, four ex FARC combatants, fed up with the war, laid down their arms to rejoin Colombian civilian life.

SEARCHING FOR VICTOR" YOUNG" PEREZ: THE BOXER OF AUSCHWITZ – details the harrowing emotional story of Victor “Young” Perez who was deported to Auschwitz 12 years after winning the boxing world championship. 

SILENT RIVER – follows a heroic young woman as she defies death threats and fights to rescue one of the most polluted rivers in Mexico.

SISTERS OF THE TREES – Families in the village of Rajasthan, India no longer believe that the birth of a girl is a curse.  Now to celebrate their birth, 111 trees are planted. This act has created an oasis and empowered the women of the community.

THE SON OF THE OLIVE MERCHANT: IN SEARCH OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE – While traveling to Turkey on their honeymoon, Mathieu and his wife Anne confront Turkey's denial of the Armenian Genocide. 

THE SOWER – Bartolomé, an elementary school teacher in the mountains of Chiapas, becomes a beacon of hope in his community through his humanistic approach to education based on curiosity and the love of nature.

STOLEN SPIRITS: AMERICAN'S STOLEN GENERATION - Genoa Nebraska, Native American children who were taken from their tribes and sent to the Genoa U.S. Indian Industrial School in Genoa Nebraska. 

THE SUFFRAGISTS – details the political struggles of Eufrosina Cruz, an indigenous woman from Oaxaca, Mexico as well as the history of Mexican women's long fight for political power.

SUNÚ – Indigenous Mexican farmers grow maize as they have for hundreds of years, but their seeds and culture are threatened by the spread of genetically modified seeds. 

SURIRE – captures the beauty of the salt flat and the relationship between the indigenous Aymara people and the trucks and machines that mine borax from their homeland.

 

SWIFT FEET – Two Tarahumara runners captivated the world with their endurance running.  Swift Feet tells the story of the men, their unique culture and the struggles that the Tarahumara community faces today.

TO DIE IN THE DESERT –  A journey in search of the musical tradition of Cardenche Song and the history that gave birth to it.  Los Cardencheros de Sapioriz, the last surviving group is highlighted.

TO SEE YOU AGAIN - While searching for their disappeared family members in the state of Morelos, a group of mothers discovered mass graves. Family members of disappeared loved ones participated in the exhumation of the bodies.

WAR IS OVER  - One year after the harsh conflict against ISIS, the scars of war remain. Yet, life persists gradually returning to a semblance of normality. 

WHERE THERE ONCE WAS WATER –  An invitation to change our perspective, rewrite the story, and heal our relationship with water... one watershed, one meal, one raindrop, at a time.

WHO WE ARE – An intimate and meditative portrait of the opioid epidemic through the families confronting the devastating consequences of the crisis.

THE WOMAN OF STARS AND MOUNTAINS - Rita, an indigenous woman from Mexico, left her mountain community in northern Mexico and embarked on a journey to Kansas.

WOMEN OF THE MINE – Portraits of three women who live and work at the infamous mines of El Cerro Rico in Bolivia.  The film highlights their strength, courage and resistance in the face of struggle and hardship. 
 

THE WORLD OF THE DOLL ARTIST – explores the passion and the creative process of doll making through interviews with six of the most critically acclaimed doll artists in America today.

 

THE YEARS OF FIERRO – Mexican national César Fierro has been languishing on death row in a Texas prison for more than 30 years for a crime that evidence shows he did not commit.

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