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Evolution of a Criminal

by Darius Clark Monroe

In this gripping blend of documentary, true crime, and personal essay, a filmmaker confronts his past, dissecting the circumstances that led him to commit a bank robbery as a young man, and his journey of reflection and forgiveness.

Independent Lens

First Person Plural

by Deann Borshay

In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her new home. Growing up in California, the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated until recurring dreams lead Borshay Liem to discover the truth: her Korean mother was very much alive.

POV, True Stories

Golden Threads

by Lucy Winer and Karen Eaton

Profiling the life of lesbian activist Christine Burton, Golden Threads is about growing old in America.

POV

A Healthy Baby Girl

by Judith Helfand

A woman who contracted cancer as the result of exposure to a synthetic hormone in utero documents her journey with humor and grace.

POV

The Horse Boy

by Michel Orion Scott

When their son is diagnosed with autism, one Texas couple seeks the best medical treatment. Nothing works — until they discover their son’s connection to horses, and take a spiritual journey to Mongolia on an epic quest for healing.

Independent Lens

House of Girls

by Karen Cooper

Five young women share thoughts about the difficulties and joys of being alive and female.

I Stare at You and Dream

by Susan Mogul

The filmmaker and three friends reveal their struggles, wounds and romantic entanglements in an intimate look at four lives in progress.

In Football We Trust

by Tony Vainuku

In Football We Trust is the yet-untold story of the Polynesian football pipeline, from the Islands to Utah via the Mormon Church — to the NFL.

Independent Lens

In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee

by Deann Borshay Liem

Filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem goes on a quest to search for her “double” — a girl named Cha Jung Hee — in an attempt to resolve a case of mistaken identity when a South Korean orphanage switched their identities.

POV, Global Voices

In the Shadow of the Sun

by Harry Freeland

An intimate story about two very different members of a remote islands' albino community in Tanzania, as a wave of brutal killings targeting people with albinism sweeps their country.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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