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by Brigitte Brault
Filmed by the first-ever team of women video journalists trained in Afghanistan, this uncompromising film reveals the effects of the Taliban's repressive rule and U.S.-sponsored bombing campaign on Afghan women.
Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Andrew Grace
After the Storm is an interactive documentary that tells the first-person story of what happens in the wake of a devastating tornado that ripped through central Alabama in 2011. Written as a letter to future disaster survivors, it’s a universal story of survival, healing, and resilience.
by Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden
Outsider artist Peter Anton, 82, has spent decades obsessively chronicling his rollercoaster of a life into a massive, illustrated autobiography, and nothing — not poverty, isolation, or crippling disabilities — will stop him from seeing it published.
by Paul Kwan and Arnold Iger
One man's journey from the food-filled streets of San Francisco to Saigon, as he searches for the secret ingredient to blend the traditions of his family's culture with his adopted American life.
by Abigail Disney
Meet two people of faith from very different backgrounds — an Evangelical anti-abortion activist and an African American mother whose son was murdered — who find common ground in the fight against the rising tide of gun violence.
by Marjan Tehrani
Iranian American filmmaker Marjan Tehrani chronicles her brother's return to Iran as he travels with his American wife to have a traditional Persian wedding and explore his lost heritage.
Independent Lens, Global Voices
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 Anne Makepeace
When 40-something filmmaker Anne Makepeace "can't get pregnant the fun way," she turns the camera on herself, her husband, and their idiosyncratic siblings and embarks on a tender and tumultuous journey through the complex maze of contemporary fertility science.
by Nelson George and Leslie Norville
Few dancers make it to the highest levels of classical ballet; of that already small number only a fraction of them are black women. Misty Copeland pulled herself up the ladder at American Ballet Theater from studio company to featured soloist.
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.