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A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times

by Samantha Grant

A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked The New York Times and the entire world of journalism.

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Hansel Mieth: Vagabond Photographer

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.

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Happy Fun Room

by Greg Pak

The host of a once-popular kid’s show clashes with child co-stars and crew. The world’s changed and the show’s messages may no longer apply. Can she adapt?

FUTURESTATES

Helvetica

by Gary Hustwit

A film about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture, Helvetica looks at the proliferation of a single typeface.

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Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness

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.

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Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

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.

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Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter

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.

KPFA on the Air

by Veronica Selver and Sharon Wood

An examination of America's first listener-sponsored community radio station--an enduring experiment in communications democracy.

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Lance Loud! A Death in an American Family

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.

The Lord Is Not on Trial Here Today

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.

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