GUMBO COALITION is a documentary film about two Black and Latinx civil rights champions uniting to lead the modern-day fight for racial justice. Two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple takes her lens to one of the most monumental issues of our times and makes it deeply personal—and hopeful. The film’s Executive Producers include Eva Longoria, Pattie Sellers, and Nina Easton.

We tell profound human stories that hold universal meaning. With strong ethical and artistic standards at our core, Cabin Creek Center seeks to create documentaries that reach the broadest national audience by always striving to find and portray the full human story within even the most difficult subject matter, offering surprising forms of empathy and revelation. Our films show that each individual story holds power and a path to understanding regardless of opposing background. At the heart of each of our documentaries is the story of individuals caught up in extraordinary circumstances who face and often overcome significant challenges, themes which are universally recognized and celebrated. 

Cabin Creek Center for Work and Environmental Studies, Inc. (CCC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit film production company with a forty-year track record of producing acclaimed documentary films. Founded in 1975 by Barbara Kopple, CCC has won two Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature (Harlan County, USA and American Dream), a Peabody, three Directors Guild of America awards for Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson; American Dream; an episode of Homicide, a dramatic television program; two Best Documentary Awards from the National Board of Review; a Black Reel Award nomination, Critic’s Choice Documentary Award, and Black Film Critics Circle Award for Miss Sharon Jones!; six Emmy nominations, and awards from Film Festivals including a Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, Filmmaker Trophy, and Grand Jury Prize for American Dream

Cabin Creek Center’s films reach global audiences of millions and are screened in national and international film festivals, commercial, educational, and community settings.  Cabin Creek Films often earn recognition decades after release and they range in topics from striking coal miners in Harlan County, USA; to a soul singer’s struggle with cancer in Miss Sharon Jones!; to a contemporary look at the Iranian hostage crisis and Operation Eagle Claw in Desert One