Documentary Film Library

How can your community of faith help heal the world? Sometimes the biggest impact can come with one small act. Auburn recommends this documentary that shows how meaningful change can begin with one simple action. Click here to learn more about A Small Act and how it can be a resource to your community of faith.


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Posted June 24, 2010 | 7 Comments

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Documentary: A scene from the film Trust Me

This first week of June is a time of transition and camp-planning for many families. Here’s a great resource: Trust Me follows more than 30 boys, Muslim, Christian and Jewish, at a summer camp in North Carolina as they develop trust and work for peace across lines of religious difference. Bridge building is at the heart of Auburn’s mission. Let this film be a resource to youth as well as adults in your community by clicking here

Posted May 9, 2010 | 8148 Comments
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Love Free or Die: Sundance 2012

Director Macky Alston accepted the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize, for his documentary “Love Free or Die.” This documentary explores the personal story of Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Bishop in Christendom. Learn more about the film by visiting the “Love Free or Die” Web site by clicking here. This film is directed by Macky Alston, Senior Director of Auburn Media. To learn more about Auburn Media click here and to learn more about Auburn’s commitment to troubling the waters and healing the world click here

Posted February 7, 2012 | 7723 Comments
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Documentary: A scene from Praying for Lior

As Jews around the world prepare to celebrate the start of the New Year, Rosh Hashanah, let this documentary that tells the story of Lior, a Jewish boy with Down Syndrome preparing for his Bar Mitzvah, be a resource to youth as well as adults in your community by clicking here. 

Posted May 17, 2010 | 810 Comments
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Documentary: A scene from the film Love Free or Die

A 2012 Sundance Film Festival Nominee, this documentary explores the personal story of Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Bishop in Christendom. Learn more about the film by visiting the “Love, Free or Die” Web site by clicking here. This film is directed by Macky Alston, Senior Director of Auburn Media. Go to the Love Free or Die Web site by clicking here. To learn more about Auburn Media click here and to learn more about Auburn’s commitment to troubling the waters and healing the world click here.

Posted January 11, 2012 | 776 Comments
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Documentary: A scene from the film Fish Out of Water

Coming out as a lesbian was the beginning of a new-found commitment to Christianity for the filmmaker of the documentary Fish out of Water.  This documentary exploresthe way the Bible is used to both condemn and affirm lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.  Click here to learn more about this powerful documentary to bring to your community.

 


 

Posted April 6, 2010 | 656 Comments
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Documentary: A scene from the film Faith Without Fear

Muslim activist Irshad Manji goes on a questioning journey of her faith in Allah and her passion for freedom.  In this season of Ramadan, let this documentary be a resource to your community in multifaith understanding. Click here to learn more about the documentary Faith Without Fear.

Posted July 27, 2010 | 454 Comments
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Auburn Media Director Macky Alston

At a recent workshop at the Tribeca Film Institute, Macky Alston encourages documentary filmmakers to trust their own stories in guiding their paths toward making great art. To learn more about Auburn Media click here. To learn more about Macky’s last documentary film Hard Road Home click here. To see all of Auburn's documentary resources for faith communities click here

Posted February 26, 2011 | 220 Comments
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Documentary: A scene from the film Hard Road Home

Julio Medina, Executive Director of the Exodus Transitional Community and graduate of New York Theological Seminary, describes the opportunities and challenges that formerly incarcerated people face when they return from prison. Auburn Media’s director Macky Alston directed this PBS documentary, nominated for an Emmy Award best documentary, and catalyst for the Becoming the Promised Landcongregational resources, designed to help churches partner with people returning from prison to help them thrive. To find out more click here.

Posted March 16, 2010 | 183 Comments
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Documentary: A scene from the film Bonhoeffer

The risk of discipleship shaped the life of Christian theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  Where is this risk of discipleship calling your faith community?  Click here to order a copy of Bonhoeffer for your next film series or Bible study.


Posted April 6, 2010 | 157 Comments
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Documentary: A scene from the film Election Day

Let this documentary resource be a source of conversation to your faith community about democracy and the power of different voices in creating change.  To learn more about Election Day as a documentary resource click here.   

Posted June 24, 2010 | 156 Comments
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Duration: 00:02:51