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A Day's Work, a Day's Pay

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.

Delafield

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.

Dogtown Redemption

by Amir Soltani

Dogtown Redemption explores the complex dynamics of race, class, and systemic poverty as it tells the story of four recyclers in Oakland who struggle to survive in a neighborhood already decimated by unemployment, addiction, and violence.

Independent Lens

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Downside Up

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

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

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.

Independent Lens

Escape from Affluenza: Living Better on Less

by John de Graaf

A sequel to Affluenza, a documentary which introduced Americans to the national epidemic of rampant consumerism and materialism.

The Farmer's Wife

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.

Frontline

A Fish Story

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.

Independent Lens

Flag Wars

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.

POV

For Akheem

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.

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