Documentaries

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Born and raised in Jackson, WY Kira has found a great love for the outdoors. Her lifestyle involves hiking, skiing, biking and pursuing her career as a yoga instructor. Kira was born with a rare birth defect and had her lower leg amputated as a child. Since being able to walk, she has used a prosthetic leg. While some might see this as a major setback, Kira's fiery passion and athleticism drives her to achieve her goals and amaze those around her with her achievements. Climbing the iconic Grand Teton has been a childhood dream of Kira's. In A Grand Journey short documentary film we get an intimate look into Kira’s unique but incredibly relatable journey as she attempts to take on a goal she herself may not believe is possible.

Directed by Amon Barker

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Follow the story of the Wolfgramm family, moving from Tonga to America to live the American Dream. The Jets are made up of the oldest 8 kids who reached the pop charts in the 1980's with 8 top 40 hits and 3 gold records. This documentary reveals the ups and downs of being a family band.

Directed by Kels Goodman

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For thousands of years, outrigger canoes have connected diverse cultures and people around the world. People of water follows the story of Rob Prechtl, a member of the US Men’s Raft team, as they embark on a journey to learn the craft of outrigger paddling.

Directed by Forest Woodward

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Milwaukee’s Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge is the crown over Summerfest and has become one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. But it’s also a popular site for suicides. This animated documentary explores the issues of the bridge and suicide through three intimate interviews. Follow animator, Aaron Johnson, as he shares the stories of Dave, John, and Mary.

Directed by Aaron Johnson

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An Idaho Documentary about water rights and the conflicts of those who regulate the water in the Snake River Aquifer.

Directed by Tanner Browning

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At 68 years of age, Don Riddington attempts to swim the English Channel.

Directed by Lane Peters

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Black, White & US explores racism in America like it has never been seen before through the lives of four white families in Utah who adopt African American children and overcome their own inherent biases to become advocates. From the award-winning filmmaker of "An Ordinary Hero" and "The Uncomfortable Truth", Loki Mulholland reveals the challenges faced by the parents, children and our society while exposing the darker side of those adoption agencies who profit from it. Is there a way to fix our country’s racial divide? These transracial adoptive families just might provide the answer.

Directed by Loki Mulholland

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The King of Instruments is a documentary filmed on location in Rexburg, Idaho as well as Brigham Young University - Idaho. The film highlights five unique instruments through individual segments that expound on the history of each particular organ and culminates with a live performance by notable organists:
Dr. Clay Christiansen of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Dr. Darwin Wolford, Dr. Daniel Kerr, Rebecca Parkinson, and Molly Patrick.

Directed by Steven Vest

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Two children take refuge from violence in the mountains of Sinaloa, Mexico. Iku Manieva is a short documentary filmed in the Sinaloa sierra, a mystical territory in Northwest Mexico historically controlled by the drug cartels and whose violent dispute has transformed entire communities into ghost towns.

Narrated through the hopeful look of two children from the Sinaloa highlands -where the film unfolds- the story takes us into an idyllic landscape wrapped in a rare atmosphere of peace that contrasts deeply with the threatening presence of the narcos. A conflict that has spread over time generating countless deaths and human rights violations suffered by the inhabitants in different rural areas of the State, resulting in 1,800 displaced families and 3,000 exiled people between the years 2012 and 2018.

Directed by Isaac Ruiz Gastélum

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Dance of Life is a poetic and exciting story about the life of water throughout Iran. As the water moves, it encounters nature and various Iranian tribes.

People, along with water, celebrate in ceremonies and rejoice in the presence of this blessing. And when the water as a traveler leaves them, they will have other rituals to bring it back again. This cycle and journey is depicted in this beautiful film through the view point and narration of water.

Directed by Peyman Zandi

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The inspiring true story of a destitute family finding joy in Christmas giving. When their father enters the state mental asylum in 1920s rural Colorado, the Elder Family is left without means to provide for themselves. Facing a bleak winter, the two young brothers Ivon and Alvon beg for scrap lumber and leftover paint from benevolent neighbors. Using their young imaginations and long hours of work, they ensure their baby sister Dottie has toys for Christmas. Based on the true story of the filmmaker's ancestors.

Directed by Caleb and Pam Harris