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by Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim
Abduction is the true story of a 13-year-old Japanese girl kidnapped by North Korean spies in 1977, and her parents's 30-year battle to bring her home.
by Brigitte Brault
Filmed by the first-ever team of women video journalists trained in Afghanistan, this uncompromising film reveals the effects of the Taliban's repressive rule and U.S.-sponsored bombing campaign on Afghan women.
Independent Lens, Global Voices
by Alexandra Lescaze
The “Girls” have been friends — and morbidly obese — for years. But now, having weight-loss surgery is about to upset everything they thought they knew about health, happiness, friendship, and love.
by Jay Rosenstein
In a small Illinois college town, a music student creates a lesbian/feminist choral group, transforming the community as she builds an award-winning ensemble.
by Abigail Disney
Meet two people of faith from very different backgrounds — an Evangelical anti-abortion activist and an African American mother whose son was murdered — who find common ground in the fight against the rising tide of gun violence.
by Nelson George and Leslie Norville
Few dancers make it to the highest levels of classical ballet; of that already small number only a fraction of them are black women. Misty Copeland pulled herself up the ladder at American Ballet Theater from studio company to featured soloist.
by Duane Baughman
Bhutto chronicles the life of one of the most complex and fascinating world leaders of our time, Benazir Bhutto.
Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices
by Freida Lee Mock
A profile of bestselling author, humorist, recovering alcoholic, born-again Christian and single mother Anne Lamott.
by Roberta Grossman
Narrated by Joan Allen, Blessed Is the Match is the first documentary feature about Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc. Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured, and ultimately executed by the Nazis.
Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Catherine Gund
Not just a choreographer, Elizabeth Streb is a wildly extreme action architect. Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity traces the evolution of Streb’s movement philosophy as she pushes herself and her dancers from the ground, to the wall, and to the sky.