Socially Minded Documentaries

  1. Based in the Nairobi slum of Kariobangi, Box Girls is an organization that works through boxing to instill self confidence in girls living in slums throughout Nairobi, shaping them into the next generation of community leaders.

    "Box Girl" follows Sonko, one of the earliest Box Girls participants who boxed her way onto the Kenyan national women's boxing team.

    For more information on Box Girls visit

    This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew and shot primarily with a Canon XA10.

    Producer: Jackie Adiwinata
    Director: Evan Pretzer
    Cinematographer: Tim Jacks
    Editor: Miranda Sita

    Actuality Media is on the ground with every student crew to oversee production of these short documentaries, providing the services of executive producer, production manager, location scout, additional editing, and whatever else is needed to complete the project.

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  2. How much inequality is too much? To find out more and get teaching resources linked to the film, go to

    740 Park Ave, New York City, is home to some of the wealthiest Americans. Across the Harlem River, 10 minutes to the north, is the other Park Avenue in South Bronx, where more than half the population needs food stamps and children are 20 times more likely to be killed. In the last 30 years, inequality has rocketed in the US -- the American Dream only applies to those with money to lobby politicians for friendly bills on Capitol Hill.

    Director Alex Gibney
    Producer Blair Foster
    Produced by Jigsaw Productions

    Why Poverty?

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  3. A story of guardianship by Kew over one of the world's most economically valuable crops, we reveal the surprisingly fragile foundations that lie beneath the multi-billion pound industry, showing just how important Kew's scientific research is to securing the fate of our cup of coffee.

    Commissioned by Kew Gardens for a second year, Lonelyleap were asked to produce two films in continuation of the online content strand, Beyond the Gardens. With a focus on more complex environmental issues, our job was to translate these into concise and digestible films for the public that still retained their scientific accuracy.

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  4. On May 1, 2003, President Bush declared an end to combat in Iraq. More than three years later, 3,000 American soldiers and an estimated 790,000 civilians were dead, and Iraq still burned. What happened? The first film of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind Iraq’s descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality and anarchy, NO END IN SIGHT is a jaw-dropping, insider’s tale of wholesale incompetence, recklessness and venality. Nominated for an Academy Award.

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  5. Pete explores ideas of space, time and social freedom, focussing on his experiences of squatting in empty commercial properties throughout the UK. As a self employed poet and performing artist living on a low wage, Pete represents a growing group of our society who are having to find DIY solutions to live and thrive in our cities.

    Shot in and round multiple London squats, as well as the now empty Olympic Park, the film asks important questions about the illusionary housing crisis and the link between the mass privatisation of space and the lack of affordable housing in the UK.

    Pete is part of the film series England Your England. For more films and information visit, or

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Socially Minded Documentaries

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This is a channel for filmmakers to put their finished documentaries, trailers, and teasers so that more people can see them and learn about the people and issues we try to advocate for.
Unfinished works and critiques are also welcome.

(The background photograph is of Kibera, the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Homes in Kibera are shacks of corrugated metal, with no plumbing or electricity. 20,000 children in Kibera can't afford to attend public school, due to the cost of books and uniforms. HIV/AIDS devastates the community.)

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  • Daniel Prace

    We all hate the part between the postproduction and the upload: Rendering! Do you agree with me? What are you doing while your video is rendering? :-)

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    by Daniel Prace

  • David Martinez


    I made a documentary about Occupy Oakland, I would love for it to be included on this channel! It is here:

    Please let me know if you can include it. Thanks for making this channel!

    David Martinez
    San Francisco

    by David Martinez

  • Patrick Mason A short doc on my friend Will who was born with one arm.

    by Patrick Mason

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