Justfilms / Ford Foundation Original Movies

Here we collected the best movies from JustFilms / Ford Foundation in order of popularity
Mother of George

Mother of George

2013
A woman is willing to risk everything.
In Jackson Heights

In Jackson Heights

2015
The most diverse neighbourhood in the world is Jackson Heights.
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

2016
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 ...
A Ballerina's Tale

A Ballerina's Tale

2015
There is a documentary on the rise and potential career ending injury of African American ballerinas, as well as themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world.
Generation Wealth

Generation Wealth

2018
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 Trans List

The Trans List

2016
A documentary looks at the lives of people who are different.
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

2015
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 Infiltrators

The Infiltrators

2019
A rag-tag group of undocumented youth – Dreamers – deliberately get detained by Border Patrol in order to infiltrate a shadowy, for-profit detention center.
Disclosure

Disclosure

2020
Hollywood's fabled stories have influenced how Americans feel about trans people, and how they have been taught to feel about themselves.
The Supreme Price

The Supreme Price

2014
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

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart

2017
"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...
Faya Dayi

Faya Dayi

2021
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...
Chocobar

Chocobar

The removal of the community from their ancestral land in Argentina was one of the reasons for the murder of the activist.
Do Not Resist

Do Not Resist

2016
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

Words from a Bear

2019
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...
Users

Users

2021
A mother wonders if her children will love their machines more than she does. The perfect mother is everywhere. She takes care of us. We listen to her. We trust her.
Roll Red Roll

Roll Red Roll

2019
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,...
Landfall

Landfall

2020
News crews packed up and left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Mara abated. What happened next?
Takeover

Takeover

2021
In 1970, a group of young Puerto Rican activists took over a decrepit hospital in New York City, launching a battle for their lives, their community, and healthcare for all.
A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem

A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem

2019
Cheerleaders are fighting for recognition and a raise in the sports league.
Aggie

Aggie

2020
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...
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

2017
Writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs fights to save historic New York City during the ruthless redevelopment era of urban planner Robert Moses in the 1960s.
Blowin' Up

Blowin' Up

2018
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.
At Berkeley

At Berkeley

2013
During the fall semester, a vigorous debate took place over tuition hikes, budget cuts, and the future of higher education in the United States.
Fruits of Labor

Fruits of Labor

2021
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

For The Love of Rutland

2020
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

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

2021
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

Best of Enemies

2015
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

Call Her Ganda

2018
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 ...
Softie

Softie

2020
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...
Her Socialist Smile

Her Socialist Smile

2020
Helen Keller spoke for the first time in public about socialism and progressive causes in 1913.
Bulletproof

Bulletproof

2020
"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: Good Trouble

6.45
2020
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...
Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

2019
The 1995 Chicago heat wave, in which 739 residents died, was the subject of a documentary by Judith Helfand.
Coded Bias

Coded Bias

2020
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...
Zero Weeks

Zero Weeks

2018
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

Raising Bertie

2017
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

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

2020
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

The Long Season

2017
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

2012
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...
Romeo Is Bleeding

Romeo Is Bleeding

6.08
2017
Donte Clark's poetic voice could be heard on the violent street corners of the city. Clark uses his artistic perspective to help save his city from itself.
Always in Season

Always in Season

2019
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

People's Republic of Desire

2018
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

The Pushouts

2018
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...
Angels Are Made of Light

Angels Are Made of Light

2018
American documentarian James Longley gives a group portrait of Afghan students and teachers.
We Are the Giant

We Are the Giant

2014
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,...
1971

1971

2014
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...
E-Team

E-Team

6
2014
E-Team is driven by the high-stakes investigative work of four intrepid human rights workers, offering a rare look at their lives at home and their dramatic work in the field.
The Fight

The Fight

2020
Five lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union are fighting against the Trump administration's assault on civil liberties.
Foreveryone.net

Foreveryone.net

2016
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...
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