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Accordions Rising

A documentary feature film about the resurgence of interest in accordion music over the last 30-40 years. Although many continue to see the accordion as the stodgy instrument of a bygone era – and accordion jokes abound – this film sets the record straight.

Roberta Cantow | 2016 | 74 minutes

Finding Her Beat

A master of Japanese drumming and a Korean adoptee from Minnesota boldly convene an all-female troupe to perform Taiko, the Japanese drumming art that has been off-limits to women for centuries

GOOD DOCS | 2022 | 88 minutes

Fonko - Episode 1: South Africa + Nigeria

The great music revolutions of our times have come from Africa, and the next one is brewing there right now.

First Hand Films | 2014 | 52 minutes

Fonko - Episode 2: Francophone West Africa

Francophone West Africa is bound together by the French language and a common currency, but also by traditions and languages from the vast empires that dominated the region long before colonialism.

First Hand Films | 2014 | 52 minutes

Fonko - Episode 3: Angola + Ghana

Ghana and Angola are two of the fastest growing economies in the world, as well as two countries in midst of a musical revolution.

First Hand Films | 2014 | 52 minutes

Hava Nagila

The song you thought you knew. The story you won't believe.

GOOD DOCS | 2012 | 73 minutes

Libende Boyz

Since October 2014, in Beni (North Kivu), people live in fear in this area of Democratic Republic of Congo. In this hectic and chaotic context, a group of young rappers and musicians dream about glory and success.

Sudu Connexion | 2021 | 46 minutes

A Lion's Trail

A LION’S TRAIL takes us on a humorous and enlightening journey through the international music industry, tracing the fate of the most famous melody ever to come from Africa.

First Hand Films | 2002 | 54 minutes

Lomax the Songhunter

Alan Lomax (1915-2002) traveled the world with his recording equipment, hunting for folk songs.

Icarus Films | 2005 | 95 minutes

Los Hermanos/The Brothers

A nuanced view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family

GOOD DOCS | 2020 | 84 minutes