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If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

by Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman

A behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental organization that the FBI calls the “number one domestic terrorism threat” in America.

POV

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.

Independent Lens

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.

Independent Lens

Next Year Country

by Joseph Aguirre

Three Montana farming families, struggling to keep afloat after years of drought, take their chances and hire a rainmaker.

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.

Power Paths

by Bo Boudart

Power Paths follows a grassroots coalition of Native Americans and environmental groups determined to transform their reservation’s economy to green energy, preserving their land for future generations.

Independent Lens

Sun River Homestead

By Margaret Carey

The neglected story of Esther Strasburger, a single, woman homesteader in 1909 Montana, is juxtaposed with that of Strasburger's great-granddaughter who is still inextricably tied to the land today.

Una Vida Mejor: A Better Life

by Lela Delgado

A look at the lives of Latin American immigrants in the American heartland as they struggle to maintain their traditions in the face of language barriers, prejudice, and the challenge of adapting to a new culture.

Wolves in Paradise

by William Campbell

Montana ranchers' struggle against Yellowstone's roaming wolf packs and encroaching development.

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