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by Frances Negrón-Muntaner
An experimental narrative that explores the definitions of Puerto Rican social, political, and sexual identities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
by Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed
Follow the journey of an American teenager who travels to Ghana, West Africa to reunite with her royal father.
by Christina Craton and Timothy Schwab
The Burning Barrel explores the personal costs of consumerism in the rise and fall of a small rural community.
by Rebecca Snedeker
New Orleans filmmaker Rebecca Snedeker gives an unprecedented look at the secrets and inner workings of the old-line Carnival societies and debutante balls of Mardi Gras.
by Elia Suleiman
A comic drama that investigates the spiritual effect of occupation and instability on the Palestinian people.
by Jim Granato
Refusing to let a failing kidney deter him, indie rock drummer Pat Spurgeon goes on tour with his band while searching for a donor and administering his own dialysis.
by Johnny Symons
Exploring the growing phenomenon of gay fatherhood through the stories of four families, Daddy & Papa looks at gay fathers who face both the routine and revolutionary challenges of becoming parents.
by Fahm Fong Saeyang and Richard Hall
Through a journey that takes her back to her roots in Thailand, a second-generation Mien American woman strives to come to terms with her late father’s death, his drug addiction, and the murder of her sister.
Independent Lens, Global Voices
by Derek Hallquist
Derek begins making a film about how power is consumed, generated, and misused, centered around his dad David, CEO of a Vermont electric utility and a growing presence on national energy scene. But Denial becomes something much more personal and surprising.
by Lourdes Portillo
The Devil Never Sleeps is a “whodunit” documentary about family secrets. Filmmaker Lourdes Portillo travels to Mexico to learn the truth about her wealthy uncle’s death.