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Dirt! The Movie

by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow

Industrial farming, mining and urban development have endangered soil and resulted in cataclysmic droughts, starvation, floods and climate change. How can humans reconnect to dirt — the living skin of the Earth?

Independent Lens

Downpour Resurfacing

by Frances Nkara

Blending experimental images with an intimate interview with therapist Robert Hall, this short film chronicles how one man transformed a childhood of abuse into a life of confidence and strength.

Independent Lens

Eating Alabama

by Andrew Beck Grace

A filmmaker turns the camera on himself as he and his wife upend their lives in pursuit of local food, discovering along the way stories about community, sustainability, and identity.

Exposure

by Mia Trachinger

In a world where people are employed as live body contagions to immunize urban populations, an unvaccinated man resists being inoculated.

FUTURESTATES

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Fallon, NV: Deadly Oasis

by Amie Williams

Residents of a quiet ranching community and “Top Gun” naval air base struggle to discover why the children of their town are diagnosed with leukemia at 44 times the national average.

Frozen Angels

by Eric Black and Frauke Sandig

Using dreamlike cinematography and personal stories, Frozen Angels presents the future of human reproduction, available now in Los Angeles.

Independent Lens

A Girl's Life

by Tug Yourgrau

Author Rachel Simmons brings together the latest research on the psychological, physical and emotional development of girls.

Women and Girls Lead

A Healthy Baby Girl

by Judith Helfand

A woman who contracted cancer as the result of exposure to a synthetic hormone in utero documents her journey with humor and grace.

POV

Heart of the Sea: Kapolioka'ehukai

by Charlotte Lagarde and Lisa Denker

A portrait of Hawaiian surf legend and community activist Rell Kapolioka'ehukai Sunn, who died of breast cancer at age 47.

Independent Lens, True Stories

In the Family

by Joanna Rudnick

In the Family follows filmmaker Joanna Rudnick as she navigates an uncertain world with the knowledge that she has an 85 percent lifetime risk of breast cancer and a 60-percent lifetime risk of ovarian cancer.

POV

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