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by Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe
The story of a 62-year-old Black Panther turned counter-terrorism informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, documenting, on camera, a covert terrorism sting as it unfolds with unprecedented access to both informant and target.
by Johanna Hamilton
A group of ordinary citizens broke into a small FBI office in Pennsylvania in 1971 and shared with the world their findings on COINTELPRO, the FBI’s illegal surveillance program. Now, they tell their story publicly for the first time
by Loren Mendell
The unlikely story of America's original shock-jock — Petey Greene — who battled the system and his own demons during a time of civil unrest in the nation's capital.
by Johnny Symons
As wars rage in the Middle East, the U.S. military is eager for more recruits — unless they happen to be openly gay.
by Marco Williams
From the 1860s to the 1920s, towns across the U.S. violently expelled African American residents. Today, these communities remain virtually all white. As black descendants return to demand justice, Banished exposes the hidden history of racial cleansing in America.
by Jihan El-Tahri
Can the deal between South Africa’s old apartheid regime and its new government withstand the test of time?
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Stanley Nelson
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution sheds light on the Black Panther Party — and all its reviled, adored, misunderstood, and mythologized history.
by Goran Hugo Olsson
A fascinating look at America's Black Power movement as seen through the eyes of Swedish filmmakers who shot hours of footage in the late 1960s and 1970s with many of the movement's leaders.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens
by Jordan Mechner, Don Normark, Andrew Anderson, and Mark Moran
Don Normark's haunting photographs evoke a lost Mexican-American village in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, razed in the 1950s to build Dodger Stadium.
by Stacy Peralta
It’s a civil war that’s lasted 40 years. Passed down from son to son. Fought eye for an eye. More than 15,000 dead and counting, while the world stands by. Welcome to South Central Los Angeles.