Born and Raised Documentaries

From the Bronx to Yale

The Power of High Sschool Speech

Society loves labels. You get labeled because of your sex, race, religious beliefs, and even what neighborhood you grew up in.

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The SlumGods of Dharavi

This short documentary tells the story of Vikram, a young underprivileged boy who lives in Dharavi, in Mumbai. Dharavi is the biggest slum in India and it’s located right in the center of the financial district.

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My Russian Side

In November of 2013, 21-year-old Alex Gilbert set out to meet his birth parents for the first time. He travelled for over 30 hours from New Zealand to Russia and then drove six hours more to the Arctic circle and finally to Rybinsk on the Volga River. 

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Bajau People: The Sea Gypsies

The Bajau people, also known as Sea Gypsies, live in the waters of the Sulu Sea and the Celebes Sea, east of Borneo.

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Vanishing Point

Imagine being only six years old, waking up one day and being told you are going to leave your home and all the familiar places where you’ve played.

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Arctic Family: In Love With Cold

The Franz Josef Land archipelago is the northernmost part of Russia and also the furthest from the continent, just 900 Km away from the North Pole.

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This is the Last Dam Run of Likker I’ll Ever Make

This film follows Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton— an American legend, a true mountain man best known for his moonshine.  He was born and raised in Maggie Valley, North Carolina.

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SSEX BBOX: Sexuality Out of the Box

SSEX BBOX is a documentary series that explores sexuality in ALL of its flavors and colors. This is an indie film and was produced by a social justice film collective.

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Devil’s Playground

This documentary by Lucy Walker is about the Amish — a Christian denomination. The Amish church was founded in 1693 by a group of Europeans that protested against the baptism of babies.

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Becoming 13

Film maker Victoria King explores the wonders of girlhood by following three ordinary 12-year-olds for one year.

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The Twins Who Share a Body

Meet Abigail and Brittany Hensel, the twins who share a body. They come as a package deal, so you better get along with both of them.

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Marathon

Joel Huston Dodge. Male. Single. Has a son. Healthy. Perfect sight, hearing and speech. Extremely skilled cabinet maker. Has a collection of books, antiques and wooden barns which has to be seen to be believed.

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Short and Male

A short guy who’s sensitive is in deep sh*t. The average person doesn’t understand the transformation that a short guy has to go through in order to live his life in a proper fulfilling way.

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