by David Felix Sutcliffe and Su Kim

A 16-year-old Muslim girl growing up in Harlem is picked up by the FBI on suspicion of being a “potential suicide bomber.”

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


by Jennifer Phang

Gwen is the spokesperson for a radical technology allowing people to overcome their natural disadvantages and begin life anew. But when her job and family are in crisis, will she undergo the procedure herself?


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Afghanistan Unveiled

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.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

African School

by Nicki Stoker, Max Baring, Ed Kellie, and Sarah Hamilton

A series that captures the daily lives, concerns and personalities of young Africans and their teachers in Masindi, Uganda.

Global Perspectives Collection

After the Fall

by Eric Black and Frauke Sandig

Ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, After the Fall searches for traces of this monolith within the people who lived in its shadow.

Global Voices

After the Storm

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.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

by Alison Klayman

Ai Weiwei is arguably the most internationally celebrated Chinese artist of the modern era. At heart, he is a troublemaker with a serious agenda: to challenge the oppression of the Chinese people by their government with rebellious and irreverent gestures. His activism has cost him his freedom repeatedly, but he never seems to lose his childlike approach to serious dissidence executed with a wink.

Independent Lens

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Aimee's Crossing

by Tod Lending

A personal portrait of juvenile offender Aimee Myers that reveals how the Illinois justice system heals and supports troubled young women.

Alcatraz Is Not an Island

by Jon Plutte and James M. Fortier

When a group of Native Americans reclaimed Alcatraz Island in 1969, their activism forever altered how Native Americans viewed themselves, their culture, and their rights.


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