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by Aaron Woolf, Curt Ellis, and Ian Cheney
Two recent college graduates plant a single acre of the nation's most powerful crop--corn--and set out to follow it on its journey from a seed to the dinner plate.
by Joel P. Engardio and Tom Shepard
Following two families who stand firm for their controversial and misunderstood Christian faith, Knocking reveals how Jehovah's Witnesses have helped shape history beyond the doorstep.
by Kyle Boyd
In the 1960s, Baptist minister Curtis Boyd left his East Texas pulpit to become a doctor, providing safe abortions before it was legal. A documentary portrait by his son Kyle, Life Matters offers a myth-shattering look at a father, his times and his community.
by Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar
This inspiring, harrowing and intimate series follows five children as they fight against cancer with the help of their families, nurses, and doctors over a span of six years.
by Maria Finitzo
Mapping Stem Cell Research brings the stem cell debate to the forefront and examines the constantly evolving interplay between the promise of new discoveries, the controversy of modern science, and the courage of people living with devastating disease and injury.
by Catherine Gund, Sedika Mojadidi, and Jenny Raskin
Nearly one in seven Afghan women dies in childbirth. Follow an Afghan American filmmaker and her father to his native Afghanistan, where he brings desperately needed medical attention and expertise to the women most susceptible to maternal mortality.
Women of the World, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Mickey Lemie
Building on his past as a Harvard professor, LSD pioneer and spiritual leader, Ram Dass works to transform his recent experience as a stroke survivor into words of wisdom for baby boomers facing aging, death, and dying.
by Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen
Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned social entrepreneur, has sown hope in the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta by empowering children to become leaders in improving health, transforming their communities for the better.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens, Women of the World
by Byron Hurt
To many African Americans, soul food is sacrament, ritual, and a key expression of cultural identity. But does this traditional cuisine do more harm to health than it soothes the soul?
by Julie Wyman
Weightlifter Cheryl Haworth struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens