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Rebel

by María Agui Carter

Shrouded in mystery and long the subject of debate, the amazing story of Loreta Velazquez is one of the Civil War’s most gripping forgotten narratives.

Women and Girls Lead, Voces

Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change

by Jayasri Majumdar Hart

African American and white Catholic nuns helped make Selma a turning point for the civil rights movement and change the role of the Catholic church in America.

Southern Belle

by Kathy Conkwright and Mary Makley

Southern Belle is an insider's look at the 1861 Athenaeum Girls' School where young women from around the world signed up to become that iconic and romantic image of southern identity — the southern belle.

Sunshine

by Karen Skloss

Director Karen Skloss is herself the result of an unplanned pregnancy, and now finds herself pregnant and single in her 20s. She shares this intimate story of two mothers and the circumstances that afforded them very different options.

Independent Lens

Trapped

by Dawn Porter

TRAPPED follows the clinic workers, women, and lawyers on the front lines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal for the millions of women caught in a political quagmire.

Independent Lens

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Troop 1500

by Ellen Spiro and Karen Bernstein

Their mothers may be convicted thieves, murderers, and drug dealers, but the Girl Scouts of Troop 1500 want to be doctors, social workers, and marine biologists.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens, True Stories

Welcome to the Club - The Women of Rockabilly

by Beth Harrington

Before Elvis was King, the pioneering women of rockabilly music were queens — rough and ready rebels in a world that was not quite ready for them, blazing a trail that's still on fire.

When I Rise

by Mat Hames, James Moll, and Michael Rosen

When I Rise is about Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student who finds herself at the epicenter of racial controversy, struggling against the odds and ultimately ascending to the heights of international opera.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

Wilhemina's War

by June Cross

A Southern grandmother struggles to help her granddaughter survive the health risks and social stigma of living with HIV in South Carolina.

Independent Lens

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