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by Filmon Mebrahu
Five Sudanese refugee orphans resettled near Philadelphia use digital cameras to tell their experiences adjusting to American culture and a new way of life.
by Laura Pacheco and Jackie Mow
Born in Mexico but living in Salinas, California, third-grader José Ansaldo loves school. With little support at home, he turns to his teacher Oscar Ramos, who inspires him to imagine a life beyond the fields where his parents work.
by Michal Goldman
A look at the tumultuous first year of an experimental middle school of low-income, ethnically diverse students in inner-city Boston.
by Keith Maitland
How do you see yourself, when you can’t see at all? Follow four visually impaired teenagers in Texas as they face the usual challenges of adolescence while simultaneously learning to navigate a world designed for the sighted.
by Kayo Hatta, Linda Barry, and Eleanor Nakama-Mitsungaga
Adapted from Lois-Ann Yamanaka’s Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers, this dramatic short follows 13-year-old Lovey of Hilo, Hawaii, as she tries to be anything but herself.
by Jeremy Levine, Landon Van Soest, and Nick Weissman
School of Last Resort follows three teenagers in St. Louis — one of the most dangerous cities in America — as they move from juvenile court to an experimental educational program that offers them one last chance to get their lives on track.
by Lori Cheatle, Steven Fischler, Joel Sucher, and Martin D. Toub
From Swastika to Jim Crow traces the story of Jewish intellectuals who escaped Nazi Germany only to find anti-Semitism at major U.S. universities. Many secured positions at black colleges in the South, and ultimately impacted the civil rights movement.
by William C. Rogers
Fernald State School, America’s first institution for individuals with developmental disabilities, was founded in Massachusetts in 1848 and still operates today. It stands as a powerful case study of an endeavor in which the best of intentions go awry.
by Diane Zander
Texas teenager Tara Neal wrestles through the last year that state guidelines allow her to compete with boys, amid conflict and pressures from family and community.
Independent Lens, True Stories
by Tug Yourgrau
Author Rachel Simmons brings together the latest research on the psychological, physical and emotional development of girls.