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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.

Independent Lens

The Homestretch

by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly

Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life on the streets to build a brighter future. Against the odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home.

Independent Lens

I Really Want to Make It

by Ray Telles

Sharon Montano of Oakland decides to go back to school at age 20 after several years of substance abuse and other struggles. When she discovers Civicorps Academy, she finally gets another shot at a high school diploma — and a future.

Independent Lens

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Immigrant High

by Xochitl Dorsey

Immigrant teens face discrimination, language barriers, unfamiliar cultural traditions — all while dealing with the changes all teens struggle with. Many give up on school. Immigrant High takes us into the halls of Pan American International High School in Queens, New York, a school that aims to give its Latino students a place to belong and excel.

Independent Lens

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Medora

by Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart

A community beset by a crippled economy and dwindling population is the setting for this documentary following a down-but-not-out varsity basketball team over a season. The team’s struggle to compete parallels the town’s own fight for survival.

Independent Lens

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Music from the Inside Out

by Daniel Anker

Featuring the musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Music from the Inside Out weaves together a mosaic of the stories, ideas, experiences and music making that form the heart of these musicians’ lives, inside and outside the concert hall.

Independent Lens

On This Island

by Stephanie Slewka

On an isolated island off the coast of Maine, a disagreement about arts education threatens to tear apart a once close-knit community until a former Broadway producer attempts to heal the rift with an original musical based on the islanders' stories.

Independent Lens

The Order of Myths

by Margaret Brown

Beneath the surface of pageantry at America’s oldest Mardi Gras lies a complex story about race relations and the ever-present racial divide in America.

Independent Lens

A Path Appears

by Maro Chermayeff

From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky, A Path Appears goes to the USA, Colombia, Haiti, and Kenya to uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, and solutions being implemented to combat them.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

Please Vote for Me

by Weijun Chen

Please Vote for Me follows 8-year-old students in an elementary school in China as they campaign for class monitor.

Global Voices, Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection

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