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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.
by Todd Jarrell
Crank is an anatomy of one Tennessee town’s waking nightmare and a nation’s struggle against methamphetamine addiction.
by Bradley Beesley, James Payne, and Julianna Brannum
The Environmental Protection Agency calls the former lead mining town of Picher, Oklahoma one of the most toxic places in America, but a dwindling population still calls it home. The Creek Runs Red explores the human response to environmental disaster, and the complex connections between people and place.
by Sally Rubin and Jen Gilomen
Deep in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky, Beverly May and Terry Ratliff find themselves at the center of a contentious community battle over a proposed mountaintop removal coal mine.
by Mark Brodin
The farm community around a 125-year-old rural church is dying. Church members decide to sacrifice their church as the responsible thing to do.
by Leticia C. Langord
The 100-year history of the western dude ranch is told through interviews with ranchers, wranglers, and dudes.
by Doug Hawes-Davis
Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison tells the rich history of the bison, an American icon of the wild with deep ties to native peoples, which is struggling today to reestablish itself in the Great Plains.
by David Sutherland
A landmark portrait of three tumultuous years in the life of a Nebraska farm couple, chronicling three years of their struggle to save their farm and their marriage.
by Slawomir Grunberg and Jane Greenberg
The social divisions in Norco, Louisiana — a company town in the middle of the Mississippi River’s notorious “cancer alley” — are literally black and white.
POV, True Stories
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.