Documentary films often generate empathy in audiences, illuminating new perspectives and activating powerful emotions. Documentary screening events create cultural moments. Allowing audiences to fully immerse in the stories of others, amazing things can happen! The documentaries we have worked on have opened national policy discussions on defining youth homelessness (“The Homestretch”), exonerated falsely accused and imprisoned gay Latina women in Texas (“Southwest of Salem”), challenge the dissemination of animals (“Kangaroo”) and built international coalitions to fight climate change (“Chasing Coral”). In addition to “speaking truth to power” the films we work on shine a light on the little known heroes among us, such as Jessica Lenahan, a domestic violence victim who took her case to the Supreme Court (“Home Truth”) and AJ Murray, talented actor with cerebral palsy who fights improbable odds to pursue his dreams (“Becoming Bulletproof”), the Munoz family who fought Texas law to take their pregnant daughter off life support (“62 Days”).
Documentaries open the space for change to happen – for audiences to share their stories be heard, and inspire those who have the will to seize the moment.