3. Dog Days 

The plot: The website for the successful Kickstarter campaign, which generated $33,598 in funding in March 2013, describes it best: “An unemployed dreamer and a veteran hot dog vendor take a leap of faith to keep the American Dream afloat in a sinking industry.”

The sell: The tensions between restaurants and food truckers take center stage, as an East African immigrant, Siyone, and a neophyte cook named Coite try to diversify the foods offered by D.C. hot dog vendors.

Where to watch: According to its Facebook page, the film is set to premiere on April 15 at the Guthrie Theater for Grove City College.

4. Nothing to Lose: The Documentary 

The plot: It’s the story of Ryan Blair, the single father of an autistic son, who beat the odds to become a serial entrepreneur worth millions.

The sell: Fans of Blair’s bestselling memoir Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain will enjoy seeing his story come to life on the screen.

Where to watch: In support of National Autism Awareness Month, Blair will donate $1 for every Like, share, or follow of the documentary to charities benefiting autism advocacy and research. The documentary was released on his site on April 9.

5. The Cola Road 

The plot: What if anti-diarrhea kits were as ubiquitous in Zambia as Coca-Cola? In August 2012, New York filmmaker Claire Ward spent five weeks shadowing the team from the nonprofit ColaLife to find out.

The sell: The 40-minute documentary is guaranteed to make believers out of anyone who doubts the merits of social entrepreneurs.

Where to watch: The film is currently winding its way through the indie film festival circuit, but should be available to stream online soon.