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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.