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by Tug Yourgrau and Dan Miller
The little-known 1960 felony conviction of three gay Smith College professors marked the peak of sexual McCarthyism, pitting an individual’s right to privacy against national security claims.
by Thom Powers
Two mothers with opposing views on gun control expand the contentious debate to include women who fall on both sides of a historically male-dominated issue.
by Macky Alston
Hard Road Home follows two former felons in different stages of life on the outside.
by Goro Toshima
A gang member, a hustler, and a small-time dealer discover that walking out the prison gates is just the beginning in this intimate film on the experience of doing time and trying to go straight.
by Eugene Jarecki
From director Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) comes an unflinching look at how the War on Drugs has disproportionately disenfranchised, incarcerated, and impoverished African Americans.
by Tony Vainuku
In Football We Trust is the yet-untold story of the Polynesian football pipeline, from the Islands to Utah via the Mormon Church — to the NFL.
by Leslee Udwin
The story of the brutal gang rape and murder in Delhi of a 23-year-old medical student, Jyoti Singh, India’s Daughter also examines the outrage the case caused in India, a country beset by extreme poverty and archaic cultural attitudes towards gender equality.
by Kirby Dick
The Invisible War exposes one of the United States's most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens
by Sudeshna Bose
Follow a young pickpocket through the streets of Kolkata, where he plies his trade and plays a real-life game of cops and robbers...
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Christine Christopher and Carvin Eison
In the summer of 1964, a three-night riot erupted in two predominantly black neighborhoods in downtown Rochester, New York.