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2022
Audible
Lead Me Home
The Queen of Basketball
Three Songs for Benazir
When We Were Bullies
2021
A Concerto Is a Conversation
A Love Song for Latasha
Colette
Do Not Split
Hunger Ward
2020
In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha
2019
A Night at the Garden
Black Sheep
End Game
Lifeboat
Period. End of Sentence.
2018
Edith+Eddie
Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Heroin(e)
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop
2017
4.1 Miles
Extremis
Joe's Violin
The White Helmets
Watani: My Homeland
2016
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Body Team 12
Chau, Beyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
Last Day of Freedom
2015
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Joanna
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth
2014
Cavedigger
Facing Fear
Karama Has No Walls
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
2013
Inocente
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart
Redemption
2012
God Is the Bigger Elvis
Incident in New Baghdad
Saving Face
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
2011
Killing in the Name
Poster Girl
Strangers No More
Sun Come Up
The Warriors of Qiugang
2010
China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province
Music by Prudence
Rabbit à la Berlin
The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
2009
Smile Pinki
The Conscience of Nhem En
The Final Inch
The Witness from the Balcony of Room 306
2008
Freeheld
La corona
Salim Baba
Sari's Mother
2007
Recycled Life
Rehearsing a Dream
The Blood of Yingzhou District
Two Hands: The Leon Fleisher Story
2006
A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin
God Sleeps in Rwanda
The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club
The Mushroom Club
2005
Autism Is a World
Hardwood
Mighty Times: The Children's March
Sister Rose's Passion
The Children of Leningradsky
2004
Asylum
Chernobyl Heart
Ferry Tales
2003
Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks
The Collector of Bedford Street
Twin Towers
Why Can't We Be a Family Again?
2002
Artists and Orphans: A True Drama
Sing!
Thoth
2001
Big Mama
Curtain Call
Dolphins
On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom
The Man on Lincoln's Nose
2000
Eyewitness
King Gimp
The Wildest Show in the South: The Angola Prison Rodeo
1999
A Place in the Land
Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square
The Personals
1998
A Story of Healing
Alaska: Spirit of the Wild
Amazon
Family Video Diaries: Daughter of the Bride
Still Kicking: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies
1997
An Essay on Matisse
Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien
Cosmic Voyage
Special Effects: Anything Can Happen
The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage
1996
Jim Dine: A Self-Portrait on the Walls
Never Give Up: The 20th Century Odyssey of Herbert Zipper
One Survivor Remembers
The Living Sea
The Shadow of Hate
1995
89 mm od Europy
A Time for Justice
Blues Highway
School of the Americas Assassins
Straight from the Heart
1994
Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann
Chicks in White Satin
Defending Our Lives
1993
At the Edge of Conquest: The Journey of Chief Wai-Wai
Beyond Imagining: Margaret Anderson and the 'Little Review'
Educating Peter
The Colours of My Father: A Portrait of Sam Borenstein
When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories
1992
A Little Vicious
Birdnesters of Thailand
Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment
Memorial: Letters from American Soldiers
The Mark of the Maker
1991
Burning Down Tomorrow
Chimps: So Like Us
Days of Waiting
Journey Into Life: The World of the Unborn
Rose Kennedy: A Life to Remember
1990
Fine Food, Fine Pastries, Open 6 to 9
The Johnstown Flood
Yad Vashem: Preserving the Past to Ensure the Future
1989
Family Gathering
Gang Cops
Portrait of Imogen
The Children's Storefront
You Don't Have to Die
1988
Frances Steloff: Memoirs of a Bookseller
In the Wee Wee Hours...
Language Says It All
Silver Into Gold
Young at Heart
1987
Debonair Dancers
Red Grooms: Sunflower in a Hothouse
Sam
The Masters of Disaster
Women - for America, for the World
1986
Keats and His Nightingale: A Blind Date
Making Overtures: The Story of a Community Orchestra
The Courage to Care
The Wizard of the Strings
Witness to War: Dr. Charlie Clements
1985
Code Gray: Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing
Recollections of Pavlovsk
The Children of Soong Ching Ling
The Garden of Eden
The Stone Carvers
1984
Flamenco at 5:15
Ihr zent frei
In the Nuclear Shadow: What Can the Children Tell Us?
Sewing Woman
Spaces: The Architecture of Paul Rudolph
1983
Gods of Metal
If You Love This Planet
The Klan: A Legacy of Hate in America
To Live or Let Die
Traveling Hopefully
1982
Americas in Transition
Close Harmony
Journey for Survival
See What I Say
Urge to Build
1981
Don't Mess with Bill
It's the Same World
Karl Hess: Toward Liberty
Luther Metke at 94
The Eruption of Mount St. Helens!
1980
Dae
Koryo Celadon
Nails
Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist
Remember Me
1979
An Encounter with Faces
Goodnight Miss Ann
Squires of San Quentin
The Divided Trail: A Native American Odyssey
The Flight of the Gossamer Condor
1978
Agueda Martinez: Our People, Our Country
First Edition
Gravity Is My Enemy
Of Time, Tombs and Treasures
The Shetland Experience
1977
American Shoeshine
Blackwood
Number Our Days
The End of the Road
Universe
1976
Arthur and Lillie
Millions of Years Ahead of Man
Probes in Space
The End of the Game
Whistling Smith
1975
City Out of Wilderness
Don'1
Exploratorium
John Muir's High Sierra
Naked Yoga
1974
Background
Christo's Valley Curtain
Four Stones for Kanemitsu
Paisti ag obair
Princeton: A Search for Answers
1973
Hundertwassers Regentag
K-Z
Selling Out
The Tide of Traffic
This Tiny World
1972
Adventures in Perception
Art Is...
Sentinels of Silence
Somebody Waiting
The Numbers Start with the River
1971
A Long Way from Nowhere
Interviews with My Lai Veterans
Oisin
The Gifts
Time Is Running Out
1970
An Impression of John Steinbeck: Writer
Czechoslovakia 1918-1968
Jenny Is a Good Thing
Leo Beuerman
The Magic Machines
1969
A Space to Grow
A Way Out of the Wilderness
The House That Ananda Built
The Revolving Door
Why Man Creates
1968
A Place to Stand
Monument to the Dream
See You at the Pillar
The Redwoods
While I Run This Race
1967
A Year Toward Tomorrow
Adolescence
Cowboy
Saint Matthew Passion
The Odds Against
1966
Mural on Our Street
Ouverture
Point of View
To Be Alive!
Yeats Country
1965
140 Days Under the World
Breaking the Habit
Children Without
Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak
Nine from Little Rock
1964
Chagall
The Five Cities of June
The Spirit of America
Thirty Million Letters
To Live Again
1963
A Tribute to Dylan Thomas
The John Glenn Story
The Road to the Wall
1962
Breaking the Language Barrier
Cradle of Genius
Kahl
L'uomo in grigio
Project Hope
1961
Beyond Silence
En by ved navn København
George Grosz' Interregnum
Giuseppina
Universe
1960
Donald in Mathmagic Land
From Generation to Generation
Glas
1959
Ama Girls
Employees Only
Journey Into Spring
Oeuverture
The Living Stone
1957
A City Decides
The Dark Wave
The House Without a Name
The Magical World of Disney
The True Story of the Civil War
1956
Men Against the Arctic
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Face of Lincoln
1955
Jet Carrier
Rembrandt: A Self-Portrait
Thursday's Children
1954
Operation Blue Jay
The Alaskan Eskimo
The Living City
The Word
They Planted a Stone
1953
Devil Take Us
Epeira Diadema
Man Alive!
Neighbours
1952
Benjy
One Who Came Back
The Seeing Eye
1951
Steps of Age
The Fight: Science Against Cancer
Why Korea?
1950
A Chance to Live
Eighteen Forty-Eight
So Much for So Little
The Rising Tide
1949
Heart to Heart
Operation Vittles
Toward Independence
1948
First Steps
Passport to Nowhere
School in the Mailbox
1947
Atomic Power
Life at the Zoo
Paramount News Issue #37
Seeds of Destiny
Traffic with the Devil
1946
Hitler Lives
Library of Congress
To the Shores of Iwo Jima
1945
Hymn of the Nations
New Americans
With the Marines at Tarawa
1944
Children of Mars
December 7th
Plan for Destruction
Swedes in America
To the People of the United States
Tomorrow We Fly
Youth in Crisis
1942
A Letter from Home
A Place to Live
Adventure in the Bronx
Bomber
Christmas Under Fire
Churchill's Island
Life of a Thoroughbred
Norway in Revolt
Russian Soil
Soldiers of the Sky
Warclouds in the Pacific