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Father Roy: Inside the School of Assassins

by Robert Richter

Father Roy Bourgeois, a Vietnam veteran and Jesuit priest, has dedicated his life to shutting down the School of the America’s at Fort Benning in Georgia. He exposed crucial evidence that the school was secretly training Central American military personnel to torture and murder civilian opponents of the United States’ policies in the region.

Global Voices

The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle

by Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles

This is the story of the United Farmworkers Union (UFW) and its leader Cesar Chavez, who inspired Latino activism of the ’60s and ’70s, and involved millions in a nonviolent struggle for social justice.

From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale

by Steve Zeitlin, Henry Chalfont, and Elena Martinez

A former symbol of urban decay, the South Bronx is also known as a creative breeding ground and for its enduring cultural spirit.


Frontierland / Frontierlandia

by Jesse Lerner a nd Rubén Ortiz Torres

A look at the convergence of Mexican and American cultures where least expected — in Vancouver’s Chinatown, and in the homes of European collectors of pre-Columbian art.

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

by Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy, and Paco de Onís

Discover how a 26-year-old documentary became vital forensic evidence in the trial of a dictator for human-rights abuses.

POV, Women and Girls Lead

Greener Grass: Cuba, Baseball and the United States

by Aaron Woolf, Rudolph Callegari, and Nancy Roth

Set against the backdrop of choppy U.S.-Cuban relations, Greener Grass documents how both countries have used baseball as a political tool, and how the sport has operated as both bridge and barrier between the two lands.

Global Voices

Hand Changes

by Gregory Gilbert

An investigation of the cyclic social, economic and political changes influencing farm labor on Virginia's eastern shore for 400 years.

I Really Want to Make It

by Ray Telles

Sharon Montano of Oakland decides to go back to school at age 20 after several years of substance abuse and other struggles. When she discovers Civicorps Academy, she finally gets another shot at a high school diploma — and a future.

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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.

Immigrant High

by Xochitl Dorsey

Immigrant teens face discrimination, language barriers, unfamiliar cultural traditions — all while dealing with the changes all teens struggle with. Many give up on school. Immigrant High takes us into the halls of Pan American International High School in Queens, New York, a school that aims to give its Latino students a place to belong and excel.

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