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Brother to Brother

By Rodney Evans, Jim McKay, and Aimee Schoof

Bruce Nugent, the black gay writer who co-founded the journal Fire!! with Langston Hughes and others, inspires a gay teenager through memories of the Harlem Renaissance.

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Catherine's Story

by James Babanikos and Mary John

Catherine is reading Kate Chopin's short story, when Chopin's fictional heroine appears in the flesh to help Catherine struggle against an abusive husband.

Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust

by Menachem Daum

Filmmaker Menachem Daum passes on the lessons he learned from his parents’ post-Holocaust crisis of faith to his own children and grandchildren, hoping to show how to be true to one’s deepest beliefs while being open to all people.

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The Last Letter

by Frederick Wiseman

The Last Letter is legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman’s poignant portrayal of a Russian Jewish woman living in a Ukrainian city seized by the Germans who writes her son one last letter.

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Locust Point

by John Bright Mann

Get a glimpse of the American immigrant experience circa 1900 in the nation’s second-largest immigration point after Ellis Island.

Margaret Sanger: A Public Nuisance

by Barbara Abrash, and Esther Katz

A look at the early public debate surrounding birth control and the unstoppable Margaret Sanger.

Memory of Fire

by Edin Velez, and Sarah Vogel

A theatrical meditation on the "discovery" of the new world by Christopher Columbus.

Mother of the River

by Zeinabu Irene Davis

The tale of a girl befriending an ostracized old woman who teaches her strength and independence despite the conditions of slavery in the ante-bellum South.

Pharaoh's Army

by Robby Henson

A long-kept secret about the burial of a murdered Union soldier.

What Happened to Her? And the Strawberry Fields

by Rea Tajiri

A young woman tries to unlock painful memories about her parents forced stay in Japanese internment camps, which they prefer to keep hidden.

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