Behind the frontlines of online journalism; members of the Daily Eye, grapple with big issues inside their world and outside in ours. Leading Story travels inside the newsroom - into the dressing rooms, lunches, and afterhours lives of the people who act as mouthpieces for billion dollar organizations; an up close and personal look behind the scenes of some of most riveting stories never told.
BLACK COFFEE is a scripted sitcom following the ventures
of four Howard graduates who open a black owned coffee
shop in the nation’s capital. Each driven by a unique motive, these late 20-somethings come together to make their mark in the city as proud entrepreneurs. As business picks up, these first-time business owners face several unexpected challenges in the diverse community of DC behind the capital.
After losing his wife & child to tragic events, a successful attorney falls deep into depression and then finds himself homeless with nothing left to live for. And all the remains from his past is a letter written to him by his daughter.
When Matt and Vanessa accidentally unearth quite a family scandal, they attempt to confront their dramatic Mother. Over dinner, these adult children demand the answers they feel they are entitled to about past and current conflicts.
Based on modern day, real world events, this award winning short film follows a young man’s experience through a well intentioned but deeply flawed American mental health system. Described as "highly topical, visionary and powerful”, Disorder questions everything we’ve been led to believe about mental illness, our modern treatment methods and whether they may sometimes go horribly wrong.
The stars were aligned for Jacqueline and John to become the first lady and president of the United States of America. They were swept in by the change that is often needed. Not only did John represent many of the servicemen from World War Two who went on to form the greatest middle class in modern history, but Jackie represented, in her own way, the women who wanted to be more than house wives. Each of them appealed to the middle-class voters yet they were members of the Upper Class. But in their speeches and in their actions, they fought for the American Dream. And that was their connection to the middle class. We all wanted to be like them.
'il Signor Jackson' is the unique American story of Edward Jackson, raised in a predominantly Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx of the 1950's, to becoming an educator in the NY City Public School System and prominent cultural figure of Italian biculturalism and bilingualism.
It’s the eve of perpetual good guy Ben’s wedding to practically perfect in every way Lisa, and he couldn’t be happier. But when his wild ex-girlfriend, Jules, suddenly reappears after leaving him in the lurch three years prior, Ben is faced with an unforeseen decision. Desperately hoping to appease everyone, Ben ignores the urging of his brash yet well-meaning “best man” Rachel, and neglects to immediately kick Jules and her eccentric bestie Maria out of the house. When Lisa shows up, called to the scene by his oddball older brother Bobby (who maybe didn’t think that phone call through), emotions amplify, and friendships begin to buckle under the strain. It takes Rachel literally slapping some sense into Ben for him to finally articulate what he truly wants. Through a darkly comedic lens, WE ARE GATHERED HERE emphasizes the importance of friendship as it examines social expectations, teetering fragility, and the active struggle with “obligations” that come with each new marker of adulthood.
In “With Joy,” we move apace with a grieving teenaged girl who returns to the safety of dance in search of connecting with her late dad, while moving through junctures of memories and wondering when Joy will return.
Moab, Utah is known for it's breathtaking scenery, mountain climbing, hiking trails and roaring rivers, but for members of The Phoenix, a sober active community, the isolated landscape represents much more... Traveling from across the country, 200 members gather for an annual rejuvenating weekend of exercise, recovery and gratitude as they share their stories of what led them to be in Moab.
Shattered Dreams is a comprehensive documentary that examines the pervasive, dark underworld of sex trafficking in America. Heart wrenching personal stories from survivors of the illicit sex trade and leading experts reveal how vastly misunderstood and disregarded this important human rights issue has been. As hundreds of thousands of victims’ lives are destroyed by this multi-billion-dollar industry, the complex challenge of targeting the cause of this deeply embedded problem is exposed. Will increased awareness finally drive real solutions to save lives or will we continue to let this underground industry thrive in America?