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About us

Worldwide Documentaries was founded in 1985 as a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit documentary film company whose three fundamental goals have remained unchanged for more than 25 years:

CREATE carefully crafted documentary films for global audiences about the defining human rights issues of our time.
EMPOWER individuals and organizations who advocate for fundamental human rights through our International Partner Program.
SUSTAIN the impact of our films through distribution strategies that reflect our commitment not only to specific human rights issues, including apartheid, global AIDS, and human trafficking, but the underlying and related causes of these abuses as they unfold and evolve in our lifetime.

Worldwide’s Academy Award®-nominated work has been sponsored by many of the world’s leading foundations, corporations, and government agencies, often with repeat grants that reflect our reputation for reliability, transparency, and the effectiveness of our non-profit business model.   


Our Films


"When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful."

- Malala Yousafzai

Contact us

Tel: 585.657.5400 

Heidi Ostertag – Senior Producer

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