Justfilms / Ford Foundation Original Movies
Here we collected the best movies from JustFilms / Ford Foundation in order of popularity
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
There is a celebration. Maya Angelou weaves her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, which show hidden moments of her life during some of America's most defining civil rights ...
Over the course of 25 years, Lauren Greenfield has explored youth culture, gender, body image, and affluence. In this fascinating meld of career retrospective and film essay, Greenfield offers a medit...
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
A living and breathing chronicle of a pivotal movement that spawned a new revolutionary culture in America is what the Black Panther's story is often told in a scatter of repackaged parts.
The Supreme Price
The Supreme Price is a film about the evolution of the Pro-Democracy movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership roles. Hafsat Abiola faces the challenge of tr...
Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart
"A Raisin in the Sun" opened on Broadway in 1959 and changed the face of American theater forever. She did not shy away from richly drawn characters and unprecedented subject matter as the first black...
A spiritual journey into the highlands of Harar, immersed in the rituals of khat, a leaf Sufi Muslims chewed for centuries for religious meditations, and Ethiopia's most lucrative cash crop today. Und...
Do Not Resist
Do Not Resist explores the militarization of the police in the United States. The film begins with startling on-the-scene footage in Ferguson, Missouri, and goes on to show scenes from across the coun...
Words from a Bear
A visual journey into the mind and soul of Pulitzer Prize–winning author Navarro Scott Momaday, relating each written line to his unique Native American experience representing ancestry, place, and or...
Roll Red Roll
At a 2012 pre-season high-school football party in Steubenville, Ohio, a young woman was raped by members of the beloved high school football team. Roll Red Roll maps out the roles that peer pressure,...
An exploration of the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes Gund who sold Roy Lichtenstein’s painting “Masterpiece” in 2017 for $165 million to st...
In a courtroom in Queens, women facing prostitution charges may earn a chance at redemption thanks to an experimental program established by a team of rebel heroines working to change the system.
Fruits of Labor
A Mexican-American teenage farmworker dreams of graduating high school, when ICE raids in her community threaten to separate her family and force her to become her family's breadwinner.
For The Love of Rutland
Stacie is not very well known in the small city of Rutland, Vermont. The working poor are at their breaking point because manufacturing jobs have moved out. Stacie keeps herself off heroin by collecti...
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street
The birth of the most influential children's show in television history can be witnessed by taking a stroll down Sesame Street. From the furry characters to the classic songs you know by heart, learn ...
Best of Enemies
A documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. When spectac...
Call Her Ganda
When a local trans woman is found dead in a motel room with a U.S. teen, grassroots activists in the Philippines are spurred into action. The marine is the leading suspect. There are hidden histories ...
The most provocative photojournalist in the country is Boniface Mwangi. As a father of three young children, these qualities can cause turmoil between him and his wife. He has to decide if he wants to...
"Bulletproof" observes the age-old rituals that take place daily in American schools: homecoming parades, basketball practice, morning announcements, and math class. Unfolding alongside these scenes a...
John Lewis: Good Trouble
John Lewis is a civil rights champion and continues his crusade for racial and social equality. The congressman's life is chronicled in the documentary as it shows the moments on the extraordinary jou...
The aftermath of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini's startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislatio...
The United States and Australia are the only countries in the world that don't have paid family leave. American families are often forced to choose between taking care of a spouse or parent with a med...
Raising Bertie is a longitudinal documentary feature following three young African American boys over the course of six years as they grow into adulthood in Bertie County, a rural African American-led...
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
Down the road from Woodstock in the early 1970s, a revolution blossomed in a ramshackle summer camp for disabled teenagers, transforming their young lives and sparking a landmark movement.
The Long Season
A documentary by renowned filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich about life in Majdal Anjar, a Syrian camp in Lebanon. The film takes us inside and shows what daily life is like for those whose lives are po...
Rafea: Solar Mama
Rafea: Solar Mama follows the groundbreaking journey of one Bedouin mother living on the Jordan-Iraq border who, along with thirty illiterate grandmothers from around the world, will travel to The Bar...
Always in Season
While the trauma of more than a century of lynching of African Americans bleeds into the present, Lennon's mother begins her search for justice and reconciliation after he was found hanging from a swi...
People's Republic of Desire
In China’s popular live-streaming showrooms, three millennials – a karaoke singer, a migrant worker and a rags-to-riches comedian – seek fame, fortune and human connection, ultimately finding the same...
The Pushouts focuses on the alarming rate of high school dropouts and the critical state of public education through the story of Victor Rios. Rios was a gang member in West Oakland who was headed for...
We Are the Giant
We Are the Giant tells the stories of ordinary individuals who are transformed by the moral and personal challenges they encounter when standing up for what they believe is right. Powerful and tragic,...
Forty years before WikiLeaks and the NSA scandal, there was Media, Pennsylvania. In 1971, eight activists plotted an intricate break-in to the local FBI offices to leak stolen documents and expose the...
Foreveryone.net connects the future of the web with the little-known story of its birth. In 1989, 33-year-old computer programmer Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web and his visionary decision...