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by Puhipau and Joan Lander
Act of War examines the circumstances surrounding the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian sovereignty in 1893, Hawaii's subsequent U.S. annexation, and its impact from a native Hawaiian perspective.
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 Tracy Droz Tragos and Chris Donahue
As one of the 20,000 Americans who lost their fathers in Vietnam, a daughter embarks on an intense, personal journey to reclaim the memory of her father, who died in the war when she was an infant.
by Nina Menkes
A young Marine is found wandering the Mojave Desert, a woman's body in the trunk of his car; an outsider probes the inexplicable death.
by Jack Silberman
When the United States dropped more than 2 million tons of bombs on Laos from 1964 to 1973, millions of cluster bombs failed to explode, leaving the country massively contaminated with “bombies” — as dangerous now as when they fell.
by Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer
Despite his achievements as a master strategist and tireless activist in the Civil Rights Movement, Bayard Rustin was silenced and imprisoned — largely because he was an openly gay man in a homophobic era.
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 Calvin Skaggs, Brad Lichenstein, and David Van Taylor
Caught in the Crossfire follows the lives of three Arab American New Yorkers after the September 11 terrorist attacks.
by Brett Morgen
Mixing animation and archival footage, Director Brett Morgen’s Chicago 10 explores the buildup to and unraveling of the protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention and the 1969 conspiracy trial that followed.
by Arthur Dong
Gay and lesbian soldiers in World War II found themselves fighting two wars: one for their country; the other as targets of military policy.