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by Nancy Schiesari
A look at the life of one of America’s great women photographers, one of the first staff photographers at LIFE magazine, whose Depression-era photos and commitment to social justice inspired concerned artists everywhere.
by Gary Hustwit
A film about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture, Helvetica looks at the proliferation of a single typeface.
by Llewellyn Smith, Christine Herbes-Sommers, and Vincent Brown
Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness examines the life and work of the Jewish anthropologist Melville Herskovits, whose writings challenged prevailing notions of race and culture.
by Byron Hurt
Take an in-depth look at masculinity in rap music and hip-hop culture — where creative genius, poetic beauty, and mad beats collide with misogyny, violence, and homophobia.
Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead
by Monica Lam, David Petersen, and Fawn Ring
Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter follows the making of a contemporary opera written by Amy Tan with music by Stewart Wallace.
by Veronica Selver and Sharon Wood
An examination of America's first listener-sponsored community radio station--an enduring experiment in communications democracy.
by Alan Raymond and Susan Raymond
Take an inside look at the eventful life and tragic death of this hero of the gay liberation movement who came out on national television in 1973.
by Jay Rosenstein
The compelling personal story of the woman responsible for one of the most important and landmark First Amendment cases in U.S. Supreme Court history that set the foundation for the separation of church and state in public schools.
by Ayoka Chenzira
A bittersweet satire of remembrance in which a woman searches through her late husband's video legacy.
by James Chressanthis
Two Hungarian film students escaped communist Hungary in 1956, with little more than a camera and a shopping bag full of film. Over the next 50 years, Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond would reinvent Hollywood moviemaking for an entire generation — and maintain an iron-clad friendship along the way.