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by Dirk Eitzen
A documentary that examines the impact of the tourist industry on an Amish community in Pennsylvania.
by Doug Pray
Meet the real Mad Men (and women!) in Art & Copy, an intimate look at the people behind the curtain of modern consumer culture.
by Brad Lichtenstein
From the day the GM factory closes through a showdown with national resonance at the state capitol, As Goes Janesville traces the impact of the economic crisis on the people of Janesville, Wisconsin.
by Michal Goldman and Ellen Brodsky
New York City cops in the Great Depression called it Little Moscow, but for the 2,000 Jewish immigrant residents of the United Workers Cooperative Colony, a.k.a. “the Coops,” it was their first taste of the American dream. At Home in Utopia bears witness to an epic social experiment, following two generations of residents and their commitment to radical ideas of racial equality and rights for tenants and workers.
by Pamela Roberts
Butte, America chronicles the rise and fall of a small mining town with a larger-than-life spirit — where fortunes were made and lost, and where community was precious, but life was cheap.
by Laure Sullivan and Terry Jones
A snapshot of the struggle of the Seneca Nation of Indians to maintain its culture and identity after entering into the world of big-time casino gambling.
by Micha X. Peled
Jasmine left her village in a remote part of China to get a job and help her family. Now she and her teenage friends at the blue jean factory are trying to survive in a brutal work environment.
Independent Lens, Global Voices
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 Stacy Peralta
It’s a civil war that’s lasted 40 years. Passed down from son to son. Fought eye for an eye. More than 15,000 dead and counting, while the world stands by. Welcome to South Central Los Angeles.