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by Katherine Leichter and Jonathan Skurnik
A Day’s Work, a Day’s Pay, a one hour long video documentary, following three people on public assistance fighting for a just and effective welfare-to-work system.
by Mark Brodin
The farm community around a 125-year-old rural church is dying. Church members decide to sacrifice their church as the responsible thing to do.
by Nancy Kelly
Downside Up tells the story of how a blue-collar town in rural Massachusetts reinvented itself in the post-industrial economy by opening the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
Independent Lens, True Stories
by Alex Gibney
An Academy Award-nominated study of one of the biggest business scandals in American history, this film chronicles a corporate disaster in which executives walked away with over $1 billion, leaving investors and employees with nothing.
by John de Graaf
A sequel to Affluenza, a documentary which introduced Americans to the national epidemic of rampant consumerism and materialism.
by Jamie Sisley and Miguel "M.i.G." Martinez
Farewell Ferris Wheel spends six years examining the American carnival industry’s labor struggles by following a carnival owner, a labor recruiter, and two workers from Tlapacoyan, Mexico.
by David Sutherland
A landmark portrait of three tumultuous years in the life of a Nebraska farm couple, chronicling three years of their struggle to save their farm and their marriage.
by Courtney Hayes and Tim Gallagher
A Fish Story is a tale of two women who lead their communities in a battle against a coalition of national environmental groups for control of the ocean. Three hundred years of fishing tradition and the health of the ocean hang in the balance.
by Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras
What happens when gay white people move into a black working-class neighborhood? This up-close look at gentrification leads viewers on a journey into a divided community.
by Bosse Lindquist
Give Us the Money explores how celebrity is changing the world of humanitarian aid.
Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices, Why Poverty?