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Shift

by Kelly Anderson

An unconventional love story set in the world of private prisons, where inmates work for giant corporations, starring Chris Meloni.

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.

Spies of Mississippi

by Dawn Porter

Spies of Mississippi tells the story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation during the 1950s and ‘60s. Granted broad powers, this commission investigated citizens and organizations in attempts to derail the civil rights movement.

Independent Lens

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Tower

by Keith Maitland

In 1966, a gunman rode the elevator to the 27th floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire. TOWER, a documentary mixing animated and live-action, shares the untold story of America's first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.

Independent Lens

Los Trabajadores/The Workers

by Heather Courtney

Focusing on the lives of Juan and Ramon, immigrant day laborers working in Austin, Texas, Los Trabajadores/The Workers explores the contradictions that haunt America's dependence on and discrimination against immigrant labor.

Independent Lens

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

True Conviction

by Jamie Meltzer

True Conviction follows exonerated ex-prisoners who started a detective agency to help free other wrongly incarcerated people, as they rebuild their lives, investigate cases, support each other, and campaign to fix the criminal justice system.

Independent Lens

Tulia, Texas

by Cassandra Herrman and Kelly Whalen

Tulia, Texas is the story of a small town’s search for justice and the price Americans pay for the nation’s war on drugs.

Independent Lens

Two Towns of Jasper

by Marco Williams and Whitney Dow

Using a white crew and a black crew, Two Towns of Jasper documents black and white residents of Jasper, Texas after an African American man was murdered by three white men.

POV

The Undocumented

by Marco Williams

The Undocumented investigates migrant deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border and the efforts of the Mexican Consulate and the medical examiner to repatriate the remains back to Mexico.

Independent Lens

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