Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene

by Loren Mendell

The unlikely story of America's original shock-jock — Petey Greene — who battled the system and his own demons during a time of civil unrest in the nation's capital.

Independent Lens

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Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

by Pratibha Parmar

Writer and human-rights activist Alice Walker’s story is an inspiring personal journey of a life lived with passionate commitment to truth and justice – ideals that sprang from a background of poverty and violent racism.

American Masters, Women and Girls Lead

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All of Me

by Alexandra Lescaze

The “Girls” have been friends — and morbidly obese — for years. But now, having weight-loss surgery is about to upset everything they thought they knew about health, happiness, friendship, and love.

Independent Lens

Banished

by Marco Williams

From the 1860s to the 1920s, towns across the U.S. violently expelled African American residents. Today, these communities remain virtually all white. As black descendants return to demand justice, Banished exposes the hidden history of racial cleansing in America.

Independent Lens

Better This World

by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega

Two childhood friends from Midland, Texas fall under the sway of a charismatic revolutionary who leads them down a path that changes their lives forever.

POV

Beyond the Border - Más Allá de la Frontera

by Eren McGinnis and Ari Palos

Beyond the Border — Más Allá de la Frontera traces the painful transition made by four sons in the Ayala family who leave their family in Mexico to seek "una vida mejor" (a better life) in Kentucky, where they fight cultural, class and language barriers.

True Stories, Global Voices

Boxing Gym

by Frederick Wiseman

The boxing gym: a place of violence, but also discipline; the site of fights, but also of community. This film explores the dichotomous role of the boxing gym in modern cities.

Broken Heart Land

by Jeremy and Randy Stulberg

A conservative Oklahoma family is shattered when their gay teenage son commits suicide after a town debate about Gay and Lesbian History Month. As they unravel the mystery behind his death, they discover a tragic secret, and begin to question their own civic responsibility.

America ReFramed

By Invitation Only

by Rebecca Snedeker

New Orleans filmmaker Rebecca Snedeker gives an unprecedented look at the secrets and inner workings of the old-line Carnival societies and debutante balls of Mardi Gras.

A Class Apart

by Carlos Sandoval

A Class Apart brings to life the heroic struggle of Mexican Americans from Texas to dismantle the discrimination targeted against them.

American Experience

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