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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.
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.
by Weijun Chen
Please Vote for Me follows 8-year-old students in an elementary school in China as they campaign for class monitor.
Independent Lens, Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection
by Ari Luis Palos and Eren Isabel McGinnis
When a highly successful Mexican American Studies program at a high school in Tucson comes under fire for teaching ethnic chauvinism, teachers and students fight back in a modern civil rights struggle.
by Scott Thurman
The theory of evolution and U.S. history are caught in the crosshairs when an unabashed creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America’s most influential board of education.
by Mona Eldaief and Jehane Noujaim
Jordanian wife and mother Rafea is leaving home for the first time — to attend a college in India that is training rural women to become solar energy engineers.
Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices, Why Poverty?
by Bernardo Ruiz
The struggles and triumphs of Latino and Latina students from across the United States are explored through their own eyes in this documentary about the challenges faced in the American public education system.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens
by Catherine Gund
Weaving stunning archival footage together with interviews of former elementary schoolteacher Albert Cullum and his former students, this is a portrait of the lives transformed by a maverick teacher who enabled children to embrace their own inner greatness.
by Christopher Wong
In the first year of a South Bronx public high school, visionary rookie principal Edward Tom leads teacher, students, and their parents in their biggest gamble yet.
by Linda Goldstein Knowlton and Linda Hawkins Costigan
The World According to Sesame Street explores the drama and complexities behind producing international versions of the world’s most popular children’s television program.