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Point of Entry: An Intimate Look at Modern Immigration

by Zeus Quijano, Jr.

Carlos is an illegal immigrant living in the United States with his wife and two children. His decision to leave Mexico, his parents and siblings weighed heavily on him, but he knew that for them to get ahead he would have to leave for America. He was 15 years old at the time. Today, Carlos is 30 and continues sending money home to his family.

Global Voices

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.

Independent Lens

A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman

by Rodrigo Dorfman and Peter Raymont

An exploration of exile, memory, longing, and democracy as seen through the eyes of one of America’s literary treasures — world-renowned playwright, Ariel Dorfman.

Global Perspectives Collection

Revolucion: Five Visions

by Nicole Cattell

Revolucion: Five Visions presents the story of five Cuban photographers whose lives and work span more than four decades, and whose perspectives on photography are as varied as their opinions about the Cuban Revolution.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

Small Ball: A Little League Story

by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker

Follow the hope, thrills, and excitement of players, parents, and coaches as a team of 11- and 12-year-old Little Leaguers go from their small Northern California town all the way to the 2002 Little League Baseball World Series Championship in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Tattooed Under Fire

by Nancy Schiesari

A look at River City Tattoo Parlor in Killeen, Texas — home to Fort Hood, America’s largest military base — where war-bound and returning soldiers go under the needle and confess their deepest secrets and fears.

True-Hearted Vixens

by Mylene Moreno

A 1-hour documentary about three women bucking convention: chasing dreams of professional athletic careers in a start-up tackle football league.


Worst Possible Illusion: The Curiosity Cabinet of Vik Muniz

by Paige West and Anne-Marie Russell

Part Sesame Street, part Andy Warhol, Brazilian-born Vik Muniz uses charm, bulldozers, chocolate sauce, and chartered planes to create and explain his celebrated conceptual art.

Independent Lens


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