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The GOOD DOCS Complete Collection

GOOD DOCS are films that do good in the world. Our award-winning collection engages and inspires students by featuring rarely heard stories about individuals and communities working towards a more equitable world. We champion creative expression and complex films that provoke critical thinking. GOOD DOCS represents established documentarians and passionate new filmmakers driven by their experiences as educators, academics, journalists, artists, social workers, community members, and activists. GOOD DOCS films and the GOOD TALKS speaker series offer powerful educational experiences to students and communities everywhere.

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The GOOD DOCS Complete Collection includes the following titles:

And So I Stayed - imageAnd So I Stayed

The stories of incarcerated abuse survivors fighting for their lives shows how the legal system gets domestic violence wrong

GOOD DOCS | 2021 | 91 minutes | College, Adults
Being Michelle - imageBeing Michelle

A deaf woman with autism who survived incarceration and abuse uses her artwork to depict the trauma and heal from her past.

GOOD DOCS | 2022 | 80 minutes | 10-12, College, Adults
Below the Belt - imageBelow the Belt

The widespread problems in our healthcare systems that disproportionately affect women.

GOOD DOCS | 2023 | 52 minutes | 10-12, College, Adults
Blessed Unrest - imageBlessed Unrest

The story of Michael Dodds as he reclaims his life's purpose and produces a symphony.

GOOD DOCS | 2022 | 63 minutes | College, Adults
Coming Around - imageComing Around

A queer Muslim woman from Brooklyn grapples with the complexities of faith, sexuality and her difficult decision to come out to the most important figure in her life - her strictly devout, psychiatrist mother.

GOOD DOCS | 2023 | 75 minutes | College, Adults
Dongar Dei Paribi Nahin (I Cannot Give You My Forest) - Bitchitra Collective - imageDongar Dei Paribi Nahin (I Cannot Give You My Forest) - Bitchitra Collective

Deep inside the Niyamgirl forest in Odisha, India, Timoli, a mother from the aboriginal Kondh community, shares her songs and her world.

GOOD DOCS | 2014 | 45 minutes | College, Adults
For a Better Life - Bitchitra Collective - imageFor a Better Life - Bitchitra Collective

Sold for $100 at the age of five, a young man seeks to forgive the birth family he believed abandoned him.

GOOD DOCS | 2018 | 9 minutes | College, Adults
Finding Fate - imageFinding Fate

Three mothers' stories evoke the cost of war in the Ukraine: One Ukranian mother fleeing, one Polish mother providing shelter, one Jewish mother connecting to her ancestors.

GOOD DOCS | 2023 | 27 minutes | College, Adults
From the Shadows - Bitchitra Collective - imageFrom the Shadows - Bitchitra Collective

An artist relentlessly sprays silhouettes on public walls tagged #missing, an activist accompanies rescued girls across international borders. Parallel narratives intersect to reveal a sliver of hope when women imaginatively challenge a powerful trafficking nexus operating in a country where every 8 minutes a child goes missing

GOOD DOCS | 2022 | 76 minutes | 10-12, College, Adults
A Good Neighbor - imageA Good Neighbor

A Latina single mother fights against racism and climate change as she campaigns for city council in one of the nation's most polluted zip codes.

GOOD DOCS | 2023 | 52 minutes | 10-12, College, Adults

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