Socially Minded Documentaries

  1. "While the Musalman is a Muslim newspaper, it is a hub of South Asian liberalism, employing both women and non-Muslims. Half the katibs are women and the chief reporter is Hindu. Staff members say that Indira Gandhi, former prime minister of India, once called the business the epitome of what modern India should be.

    Fazlulla believes the handwritten pages are crucial to the paper and to the tradition of handwritten Urdu.

    For centuries, handwriting was the definitive mark of social status, education and liberal values in India. Calligraphers mastered the swooping Urdu script in ivory-tower institutions and penned copies of the Koran for wealthy patrons. The pinnacle of a katib's achievement meant a seat at court and a chance to earn the sultan's ear.

    Similar to spoken Hindi, Urdu is a mixture of Arabic, Persian and local Indian languages. It originated in the army camps of Muslim rulers in Delhi and has been the language of poets and artists because its rich roots draw on so many traditions across various cultures."
    - Scott Carney

    The Musalman is probably the last handwritten newspaper in the world and has been operational since 1927. Here is their story.

    # vimeo.com/744404 Uploaded 2,650 Plays 6 Comments
  2. Short animated film to remember the killed reporters all over the world at the event of world press freedom day

    Animierter Kurzfilm zum internationalen Tag der Pressefreiheit im Gedenken an die getöteten Reporter weltweit.

    Uploaded by producer and artist. All rights cleared.

    # vimeo.com/4266200 Uploaded 2,086 Plays 0 Comments
  3. DAY OF LIGHT (Dia de Luz) chronicles an epic celebration of life in La Chureca, the trash dump community of Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua, captured by six filmmakers in March 2008 over the course of one day... from sunrise to sunset.

    Learn more: lovelightandmelody.org
    Film info: dayoflightmovie.com
    Buy the DVD: lovelightandmelody.org/store

    # vimeo.com/1938546 Uploaded 36.9K Plays 47 Comments
  4. A short film about modern day slavery.

    veiledcommodity.com

    # vimeo.com/2834713 Uploaded 4,534 Plays 14 Comments
  5. Based on the New York Times bestselling book "Do As I Say (Not As I Do)" by Peter Schweizer.

    My Role: Editor / Cinematographer

    Writer / Director: Nick Tucker
    Cinematographer: Lucas Abel
    Editors: Lucas Abel & Nick Tucker
    Original Music: Jeremiah Jacobs
    Executive Producers: Frayda Levy & Rob Pfaltzgraff

    Purchase the DVD at doasisaymovie.com

    © Do As I Say Productions, LLC. All rights reserved.

    # vimeo.com/2345747 Uploaded 2,003 Plays 13 Comments

Socially Minded Documentaries

Allison Fisk Plus

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…


+ More

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.)

Would anyone be interested in helping me manage this channel? If so, please send me a message!

Browse This Channel

Shout Box

  • Contact Light Films

    It was supposed to be the year we finally shattered the glass ceiling. But a sharply split female electorate helped ensure that misogyny and sexism would live to see another day. In this 4x60’ docuseries, we watch as eight American women of opposing political, economic and cultural backgrounds explore the reasons behind their deepest and most visceral divisions, and what can be done to repair the rift. vimeo.com/203382661

    by Contact Light Films

  • Infinity Stairs

    Alternative Facts??? Music video inspired by recent Orwellian comments vimeo.com/infinitystairs/alternativefacts

    by Infinity Stairs

  • Human Pictures Film

    Rethink your idea of what it’s like to be poor in America.

    vimeo.com/130245089

    by Human Pictures Film

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.