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by Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco
Two friends, ex-soldiers, battle the moral injuries of war – and the temptation to escape through suicide – as they walk across America. Step by step, they confront demons, while discovering the power of community and spirituality to heal.
by Matt Fuller
Four adults at different places on the autism spectrum open up their personal lives as they navigate romantic relationships. Eye-opening, first-person portrayals show that despite many challenges faced by those with autism, love can find a way
by Linda Hattendorf and Masahiro Yoshikawa
When 9/11 threatens 80-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani's life on the streets of New York, the artist begins to confront his painful past and finds hope, humanity, and home.
by Immy Humes
The amazing adventures of novelist and Paris Review founder Harold Louis “Doc” Humes — featuring a paper house, the Hip Messiah, Don Peyote, Leary, Mailer, Auster, and the FBI. A story about ideas, drugs, literature, protest, and paranoia, that sheds light on American cultural history as well as an original mind.
Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Amir Soltani
Dogtown Redemption explores the complex dynamics of race, class, and systemic poverty as it tells the story of four recyclers in Oakland who struggle to survive in a neighborhood already decimated by unemployment, addiction, and violence.
by Frances Nkara
Blending experimental images with an intimate interview with therapist Robert Hall, this short film chronicles how one man transformed a childhood of abuse into a life of confidence and strength.
by Alix Blair, Jeremy M. Lange, and D.L. Anderson
A combat veteran starts a farm to help cultivate a healthier life outside the Army. While the sense of duty he once felt as a soldier returns, his crippling PTSD remains as he and his wife nervously anticipate the birth of their first child.
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.
by Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers
An intimate look at war through the eyes of women on the front lines and the U.S. military policy that bans them from combat.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens
by Theo Love
A plague of arson in East Texas that saw 10 churches burn to the ground in 2010 ignited the largest criminal investigation in the area’s history, involving local law enforcement, Texas Rangers, and the ATF.