Category Archives: Distributors

Bullfrog Films (distributor)

Over the last 45 years, Bullfrog Films has become the leading US publisher of independently-produced documentaries on environmental and related social justice issues that point the way to living healthily, happily, and with greater concern for the other inhabitants of this planet, and for our descendants.

Check out their labor offerings here.


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Posted by on December 22, 2018 in Distributors, Documentary


New Day Films

New Day Films is a filmmaker-run distribution company providing award-winning films to educators since 1971. Democratically run by more than 100 filmmaker members, New Day delivers over 150 titles that illuminate, challenge and inspire.

New Day carries a number of labor-themed films: check under “Immigration & Border Studies” (examples include abUSed: The Postville Raid; The Elevator Operator; The Global Assembly Line; Golden Venture; Los Trabajadores/ The Workers and Maid in America); Human Rights & Global Concerns (A Day’s Work, A Day’s Pay) and Sociology, Political Science & Anthropology (Bonecrusher)

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Posted by on October 25, 2012 in Distributors


Amber film & photography collective

Amber is a film & photography collective in the U.K. incorporating Amber Films, Side Gallery and Side Cinema…The work is rooted in social documentary, built around long term engagements with working class and marginalized communities in the North of England. Through the gallery and cinema programs and at festivals and screenings, the group makes connections with inspirational production in the wider world. There is an integrated approach to production (which includes documentaries, dramas and photographic projects), publication (including exhibitions, books, DVDs and works created specially for the web) and distribution (though the odds sometimes seem to be stacked against it).

The approach is celebratory, even when the marginalization of lives and landscapes makes this more difficult. Production grows out of the relationships with these communities, and our creativity is inseparable from that of the people with whom Amber works. In any project, the first commitments are to individual lives, a particular landscape, or a set of concerns. The stories always emerge, opening up more ambiguities and possibilities than you can shake a stick at.

Rooted in practical craft skills (camera work, direction, editing, sound, etc), there is an egalitarian, collective approach to the film making. Technological innovation has made the different processes ever more democratically accessible, and Amber has taken advantage of this to extend its on-going experiment in collective creativity. Photography is necessarily about individual vision, and this can provide a healthy tension within the work, but Amber importantly provides a context for photographers, whether they are members of the collective or commissioned by the group. Everybody has a voice in all of the group’s activities, from the gallery and cinema programmers to the menus in the café, from the film projects to the photographic production. At the same time, the group abides by the dictum: Whoever paints the wall chooses the colour.

Amber’s approaches and concerns are best explored, looking at the work it continues to produce, commission and collect. The website is a constantly expanding educational resource, aimed at allowing you to explore the connections between the different strands.

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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in Distributors


Women Make Movies

Established in 1972 to address the under representation and misrepresentation of women in the media industry, Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women. The organization provides services to both users and makers of film and video programs, with a special emphasis on supporting work by women of color. Women Make Movies facilitates the development of feminist media through an internationally recognized Distribution Service and a Production Assistance Program.
Search their extensive catalog by subject; especially Labor Studies, Globalization, Sex Trafficking/Sex Work, Immigration and Exile

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Posted by on November 5, 2011 in Distributors