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March Point

by Tracy Rector and Annie Silverstein of Longhouse Media

The journey of three teens from the Swinomish Indian Tribe who make a film about the threat from two local oil refineries.

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Miss Navajo

by Billy Luther

Following pageant contestants in their quest for the Miss Navajo Nation crown, and featuring personal stories of recent winners, Miss Navajo is a unique celebration of womanhood.

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No Loitering

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.

The Ovarian Psycos

By Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle

Based in the heart of Los Angeles’ Eastside, and building upon the legacy of the Chicano/a and civil rights movement, the irreverently named Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade are a ferocious and unapologetic group of young women of color, cycling through the barrios and boulevards of the Eastside, committed to collectively confronting racism and violence, and demanding and creating safe spaces for women.

Precious Knowledge

by Ari Luis Palos and Eren Isabel McGinnis

When a highly successful Mexican American Studies program at a high school in Tucson comes under fire for teaching ethnic chauvinism, teachers and students fight back in a modern civil rights struggle.

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Real Boy

by Shaleece Haas

Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Gwizdalski, a transgender teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his transition from female to male, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing of his friend and musical hero, the well-known transgender folk singer Joe Stevens.

Sonic Trace: Dropping In

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.

Speaking in Tongues

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.

Street Soldiers

by Avon Kirkland

San Francisco's Omega Boys Club reaches out to America's most endangered: young African American men.

Two Spirits

by Lydia Nibley

Fred Martinez was a Navajo boy who was also a girl. In an earlier era, he would have been revered. Instead, he was murdered.

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