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by William C. Rogers
Fernald State School, America’s first institution for individuals with developmental disabilities, was founded in Massachusetts in 1848 and still operates today. It stands as a powerful case study of an endeavor in which the best of intentions go awry.
by Lucy Winer and Karen Eaton
Profiling the life of lesbian activist Christine Burton, Golden Threads is about growing old in America.
by Ramin Bahrani
An elderly man hires Solo, a Senegalese cab driver, to drive him to a mountaintop in North Carolina where he plans to commit suicide.
by Alidra Solday and Janet Cole
What happens when an 89-year-old idealist decides to walk across the country to demand that Washington lawmakers clean up their act?
by Kelly and Lou Gonda, with Albert Maysles
How did two women living in unimaginable squalor and total isolation become legendary icons? And how did their gothic story end up as, of all things, a Broadway musical?
by Megumi Sasaki
A couple of modest means manages to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history.
by Wooyoung Choi and Sinae Ha
Smiles, loves, and tears are shared between 800 old people in 15 remote villages in South Korea, and the only deliveryman, Uncle Joe, who connects them with the modern world.
Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
by Tyler Meason
An Honest Liar is the story of world-famous magician, escape artist, and renowned enemy of deception James “The Amazing” Randi, bringing to life Randi’s intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor.
by Eric Slade and Jack Walsh
Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay examines how through a landmark lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department, activist Harry Hay and his group, the Mattachine Society, changed the face of gay rights in America.
by Eugene Shirley
After 70 years in the U.S., renowned architect I.M. Pei returns to his ancestral home of Suzhou, China to build a modern museum in this ancient city.