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Greetings from Out Here

by Ellen Spiro

This tongue-in-cheek and pedal-to-the-metal on-the-road journey through the backroads of the South documents gay life in the boonies and beyond.

Hell and Back Again

by Danfung Dennis

What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home — injured physically and psychologically — and build a life anew?

Independent Lens

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Homecoming ... Sometimes I Am Haunted by Memories of Red Dirt and Clay

by Charlene Gilbert

“This is the story of my family, this is the story of black farmers in the 20th century, this is the story of land and love.”

Justice in the Coalfields

by Anne Lewis

Examine the community and family toll surrounding the 1989 Pittston Coal Strike, its effects on the rank-and-file miners, and on those neighbors, shopkeepers, sons and daughters, both united and divided.

Land (and how it gets that way)

by Walter Brock

A look at how land-use issues are affecting one community in Kentucky, and how the ramifications translate to other communities across the nation.

Letter from Waco

by Don Howard and Terri Clemens

A humorous portrait of “the West’s most southern city,” a place governed by four principles: race, religion, death, and football.

Little Hope Was Arson

by Theo Love

A plague of arson in East Texas that saw 10 churches burn to the ground in 2010 ignited the largest criminal investigation in the area’s history, involving local law enforcement, Texas Rangers, and the ATF.

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Mai's America

by Marlo Poras

When a spunky, mini-skirted daughter of Ho Chi Minh’s revolution leaves cosmopolitan Hanoi for a high school exchange program in rural Mississippi, her ideas about freedom, America, Vietnam, and herself are thrown into question.

POV, Global Voices

Muscle Shoals

by Greg "Freddy" Camalier

Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music. This film is a history of the small Alabama city’s remarkable legacy in rock and soul music, focusing in large part on the huge contributions from FAME Studios founder Rick Hall.

Independent Lens

Muskrat Lovely

by Amy Nicholson

A portrait of a close-knit Chesapeake Bay community and its annual National Outdoor Show, Muskrat Lovely traces the events leading up to the 50th crowning of Miss Outdoors.

Independent Lens

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