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by Frances McElroy and Maria T. Rodriguez
One embraced the Cuban revolution, the other American democracy. Separated by time, place and politics, identical twins Margarita and Ramona de Saá continued to share a passion for dance. Mirror Dance explores the story of two women forever linked, struggling to overcome rifts not only between sisters, but also between nations.
Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Julie Mallozzi
Their parents escaped Cambodia's killing fields — now dance helps three teens survive the minefields of urban America.
by Nicole Opper
Avery is an African American teenager and the adopted daughter of two Jewish lesbian moms in Brooklyn. She is on a quest to meet her birth mother in Texas and begin to uncover the missing pieces of her identity.
by Gabriel Noble
Rapper Priscilla Diaz was dazzling New York nightclub crowds at age nine. But chasing music stardom isn’t child’s play when you live in a shelter, your mom’s an addict, and your dad’s struggling to keep the family afloat.
by Stanley Nelson
Each summer, affluent and successful African Americans like filmmaker Stanley Nelson return to Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, an upper middle class resort community that has historically provided an oasis for black professionals.
by Jonathan Olshefski and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
Shot over nearly a decade, Quest: The Fury and the Sound was originally planned as a documentary portrait of the Rainey family and their home music studio, which serves as a special sanctuary within their North Philadelphia neighborhood. When a stray bullet wounds their youngest daughter, the film shows the family’s strength in the face of adversity and their dedication to being a force for good in their community.
by Stephanie Wang-Breal
Tough Love chronicles the lives of two parents fighting to reunite with their children. With cases in the United States child welfare system, they attempt to prove to the courts and the system that they deserve a second chance to be a parent and have a family.
by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly
On call 24/7 for the past six years, three senior citizens have made history by greeting nearly one million U.S. troops at a tiny airport in Maine.
by Anne Makepeace
The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts revives their native tongue, a language that was silenced for more than 100 years.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens
by Jason DaSilva and AXS Lab Inc.
When 25-year-old filmmaker Jason DaSilva was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he didn't wallow in gloom. He picked up a camera and set out to inspire people.