The Entertainment Group creates original documentaries, narrative films, television programming, and web series which have both commercial viability and the ability to educate and inspire audiences to enact positive social change.
Company President Malachi Leopold directed three documentaries which are being released in 2010. Celebration of Light, a historical piece about the restoration of the world’s largest Tiffany stained glass dome, premiered on PBS in January 2010. 22 Years From Home tells the story of Kuek Aleu Garang, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. In the spring of 2009, with funding from the UN refugee agency USA for UNHCR, Leopold accompanied Garang on his journey back to Sudan to reunite with his family for the first time in 22 years. Premiering at New York City’s Village East Cinema in August of 2009, 22 Years From Home qualified for the 2010 Academy Awards in the Documentary - Short Subject category. The controversial feature documentary The Evil Tongue, telling the story of Baltimore Jewish Times’ Executive Editor Phil Jacobs, is slated for release later this year.
Currently in development are the following documentaries and feature films:
The Music Box & Childhood Under Fire: a feature film and feature documentary about the true life story of the “Bosnian Anne Frank.”
Untitled Iranian Project: a feature film based on the true life story of a Kennedy White House intern who followed JFK’s urging to join the Peace Corps. While serving in the Peace Corps in Iran in the 60’s and 70’s, the film’s subject taught ESL to employees of the Iran Atomic Energy Company, and carried on an illicit love affair with an Iranian Muslim man.
The United States of Africa: feature documentary exploring the idea of the continent’s political, economic, and military union. First proposed by Pan-Africanist visionary and poet Marcus Garvey, the current champion is no other than Libya’s al-Gaddafi.