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God Grew Tired of Us

Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, God Grew Tired of Us explores the indomitable spirit of three “Lost Boys” from the Sudan who leave their homeland, triumph over seemingly insurmountable adversities, and move to America.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Darfur Diaries: Message from Home

In February 2003, the Sudanese Liberation Army in Darfur (the western region of Sudan) took up arms against the Sudanese government after years of oppression. The government and allied militias answered the rebellion with mass murder, rape, and the wholesale destruction of villages and livelihood, resulting in one of the world's largest humanitarian and political crises. Up to two million people were displaced; 400,000 people killed.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Shut Up and Sing

Shut Up And Sing chronicles the Dixie Chick’s political journey over the past three years. At a 2003 concert, the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, Natalie Maines, made an offhand and lighthearted comment in opposition to American operation in Iraq. “We don’t want this violence, this war” she said. “And we’re ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas.”

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Crossing Arizona

Our immigration system is broken. It is estimated that eleven million undocumented immigrants currently live in the United States. Throughout this year, policy makers have engaged in a heated debate in Congress and in main street America about what to do with them. Meanwhile, there have been unprecedented mobilizations at the local level with hundreds of thousands of immigrants and their supporters coming out in support of immigration reform.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World is the hilarious story of what happens when the U.S. Government sends comedian Albert Brooks to India and Pakistan to find out what makes the over 300 million Muslims in the region laugh. Brooks, accompanied by two state department handlers and his trusted assistant, goes on a journey that takes him from a concert stage in New Delhi, to the Taj Mahal, to a secret location in the mountains of Pakistan.

Sunday, January 8, 2006

Good Night, and Good Luck

A Section Eight Production, "Good Night, And Good Luck." takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950's America. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

The Education of Shelby Knox

The Education of Shelby Knox is a coming of age story about a teenage girl who joins a campaign for comprehensive sex education in the high schools of Lubbock, Texas, an area that boasts some of the nation's highest teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease rates in the country.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005


A Brentwood housewife and her DA husband. A Persian store owner. Two police detectives who are also lovers. An African-American television director and his wife. A Mexican locksmith. Two car-jackers. A rookie cop. A middle-aged Korean couple… They all live in Los Angeles. And during the next 36 hours, they will all collide…

Friday, April 15, 2005