“Toxic Hot Seat” Ignites Awareness

One of the top takeaways from the documentary for the general public is the startling information that there are approximately 84,000 chemicals being used commercially in the country.

“Trashed” Examines Global Waste

As part of the “Reel Pieces” movie series at the 92Y in New York City, Annette Insdorf hosted Jeremy Irons in a screening of Trashed. Irons, the executive producer of the film, also takes on the role of citizen-journalist narrator. Along with director Candida Brady, they explore the issue of global waste—and how each individual […]

“Sweet Dreams”— Reconciliation in Rwanda at DocNYC

Through the artistry and energy of drumming, Odile “Kiki” Katese, a Rwandan theater director, saw a channel for the many who were broken.

A Portrait of Activism: “How to Survive a Plague”

Individual activism matters. Coalesced into group action—it is mighty.

The Artist as Dissident — “Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry”

Ai Weiwei learned early on about politics and art through the experience of his father Ai Qing, a renowned poet who was imprisoned by Chiang Kai-shek.

“The Invisible War” — Documentary Spotlighting Rape in the Military Aims to Create National Awareness

Would anybody enlist if they knew a court ruling had put forth, “Rape is an occupational hazard of military service.”

“The Koch Brothers Exposed” – A Conversation with Robert Greenwald

In his new film, “The Koch Brothers Exposed,” director Robert Greenwald examines the pervasive influence of David and Charles Koch on the American fabric of life.

“The New Environmentalists” — Grassroots Activists Fight for Justice

The Goldman Environmental Prize was created to bring acknowledgment to the work of “grassroots environmental heroes” from the regions of Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands and Island Nations, North America, and South and Central America.

“The Dancing Boys Of Afghanistan” — Examining Sexual Abuse

I believe that the central issue is one of power. These men who abuse little boys clearly enjoy the feeling of absolute power they have over them.

Ordinary Citizens Fight Big Coal In “The Last Mountain”

The documentary makes it clear that the people pushing back are up against very heavy hitters. This includes representatives from both political parties, lobbyists for varied interests, as well as the coal industry.