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by Ellen Frankenstein
Living in a place with high teen pregnancy, high school drop-out, substance abuse, and domestic violence rates, Sitka, Alaska teenagers reflect on the possibility of finding a place in society.
by Po Kutchins and Katie Galloway
Prison Town, U.S.A. allows the vivid voices of "lifer" inmates, ranchers, and politicians to reveal the untold story of the impact of America's prison-building boom.
by Bernardo Ruiz
A veteran reporter and photojournalist chronicles the interconnected stories of a rapidly changing city on the Mexican-American border.
by Anayansi Diaz-Cortes and Carmen Vidal
In the midst of one of America’s most failed school districts, Youth Build Boyle Heights (YBBH) is a beacon of hope. Sonic Trace follows a year in the life of a small high school in the heart of a troubled neighborhood in East LA.
by Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider
Four children — learning to be bilingual and bicultural — raise questions about what it means to be American in the 21st century.
by Maya Stark and Adi Lavy
When a Navajo couple embarks on a journey to discover more about their children's rare genetic disorder, they uncover a controversial genetic trail and bravely tackle deep-rooted cultural taboos.
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 Daniel Golding
The history and evolution of Waila, the contemporary dance music of southern Arizona's tribal communities.
by Peter Nicks and Linda Davis
The Waiting Room is a cinema verité portrait of a California city's public safety-net hospital as it struggles to handle patient overload in a swooning economy and a constantly shifting landscape of health care policy.
by Mat Hames
A tribal elder and Vietnam vet, who hasn't left the Wind River Indian Reservation in over 40 years, visits the underground archives of Chicago’s Field Museum with two young Arapaho to explore ancestral objects kept in boxes for many years. Together they try to learn how these artifacts vanished from their tribe in the first place.