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by Matthew Testa and Bryan Cole
The Buffalo War examines the culture clash between Native Americans, ranchers, environmentalists, and government agents currently battling over the yearly slaughter of America's last wild bison.
by Christina Craton and Timothy Schwab
The Burning Barrel explores the personal costs of consumerism in the rise and fall of a small rural community.
by Pamela Roberts
Butte, America chronicles the rise and fall of a small mining town with a larger-than-life spirit — where fortunes were made and lost, and where community was precious, but life was cheap.
by Diana Frank
In a rural New York community — where peace and beauty are an illusions — two families make sense of the tragedies they face.
by Donna Dewey and Daniel Junge
An observational documentary about the on- and off-court struggles of Native American basketball players at Wyoming Indian High School.
by Ran Tal and Amir Harel
Tracing Israel’s kibbutz movement, Children of the Sun follows members of the Zionist elite from their birth in the 1920s and 1930s to the crisis that weakened the movement
Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
by Aaron Schock
Living and performing on the road since the 19th century, the hardscrabble Ponce family circus struggles to preserve their art and way of life against the backdrop of Mexico's collapsing rural economy.
by Tom Hansell
Built around one day in the life of a Kentucky coal truck driver, Coal Bucket Outlaw offers a startling glimpse into the lives of working people who haul the nation's fuel.
by David Sutherland
Country Boys is a universal coming-of-age story told through the eyes of Chris and Cody, two teenage boys struggling to find meaning and direction as they grow up in one of America’s poorest regions.
by Julia Dengel
A Western community fights over a massive dam proposed to serve Indian-owned, coal-fired power plants, providing an intimate portrait of American pork barrel politics and Anglo-Indian relations.