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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 Tina Mabry
When a bipolar patient abruptly stops taking his digitally encoded psych meds, a therapist named Ant must risk his life to avert catastrophe.
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 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 Lana Wilson
A punk rocker-turned-Zen priest helps desperate people re-discover the will to live through counseling. But when he faces a crisis of his own, can he live by the same advice he gives out?
by Immy Humes
The amazing adventures of novelist and Paris Review founder Harold Louis “Doc” Humes — featuring a paper house, the Hip Messiah, Don Peyote, Leary, Mailer, Auster, and the FBI. A story about ideas, drugs, literature, protest, and paranoia, that sheds light on American cultural history as well as an original mind.
Independent Lens, Global Voices
by Amir Soltani
Dogtown Redemption explores the complex dynamics of race, class, and systemic poverty as it tells the story of four recyclers in Oakland who struggle to survive in a neighborhood already decimated by unemployment, addiction, and violence.
by Frances Nkara
Blending experimental images with an intimate interview with therapist Robert Hall, this short film chronicles how one man transformed a childhood of abuse into a life of confidence and strength.
by Alix Blair, Jeremy M. Lange, and D.L. Anderson
A combat veteran starts a farm to help cultivate a healthier life outside the Army. While the sense of duty he once felt as a soldier returns, his crippling PTSD remains as he and his wife nervously anticipate the birth of their first child.
by Ramin Bahrani
An elderly man hires Solo, a Senegalese cab driver, to drive him to a mountaintop in North Carolina where he plans to commit suicide.