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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.

Third Ward TX

by Nancy Bless, Andrew Garrison, and Noland Walker

Turning an abandoned block of shotgun houses into art, Rick Lowe's Project Row Houses is re-shaping its Houston community, paying tribute to its past and racing to protect its future.

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

by Bill Siegel and Kartemquin Films

The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

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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.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead

Writ Writer

by Susanne Mason

Writ Writer tells the story of an indigent and under-educated Mexican American sentenced to prison in 1961, and his extraordinary legal battle against the violence and abuse of prisoners’ rights in the Texas prison system.

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