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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

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

Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity

by Robert A. Clift

As hip-hop music and culture continue to redefine American life, its influence exposes the high stakes of the struggle to cross or maintain the cultural divide.

Building Babel

by David Osit

Sharif El-Gamal wanted to give back to Lower Manhattan by building a community center called Park51. When the project flew into the spcial consciousness as a political football called the "Ground Zero Mosque," El-Gamal's dreams and faith were shaken.

America ReFramed

By Invitation Only

by Rebecca Snedeker

New Orleans filmmaker Rebecca Snedeker gives an unprecedented look at the secrets and inner workings of the old-line Carnival societies and debutante balls of Mardi Gras.

The Campaign

by Christie Herring

The true consequences of California’s Proposition 8 vote are revealed through the deeply compelling personal stories of several men and women fighting passionately in defense of same-sex marriage.

The Caviar Connection

by Dragan Nikolic and Jovana Nikolic

A fishing roulette about the Rat brothers, cats, dogs, and caviar.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story

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.

Independent Lens

A Class Apart

by Carlos Sandoval

A Class Apart brings to life the heroic struggle of Mexican Americans from Texas to dismantle the discrimination targeted against them.

American Experience

Cowboys in India

by Simon Chambers, Teddy Leifer, and Paul Taylor

Aided by two locals, director Simon Chambers goes to the poorest area in India where a tribe is fighting to save a sacred mountain from multinational mining moguls who say its resources will bring prosperity to the people.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Crips and Bloods: Made in America

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.

Independent Lens

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