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by Nelson George and Leslie Norville
Few dancers make it to the highest levels of classical ballet; of that already small number only a fraction of them are black women. Misty Copeland pulled herself up the ladder at American Ballet Theater from studio company to featured soloist.
by Duane Baughman
Bhutto chronicles the life of one of the most complex and fascinating world leaders of our time, Benazir Bhutto.
Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices
by Freida Lee Mock
A profile of bestselling author, humorist, recovering alcoholic, born-again Christian and single mother Anne Lamott.
by Roberta Grossman
Narrated by Joan Allen, Blessed Is the Match is the first documentary feature about Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc. Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured, and ultimately executed by the Nazis.
Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Ruth Ozeki Lounsbury and Marina Zurkow
A lifetime of letters between pen pals falls into the hands of a collector who plans to rewrite history — prompting the writers' ghosts to intervene.
by Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider
A critical look at the birthing industry in America, and an exploration of shifting beliefs about women, technology and the perceived ability to control natural events.
by Catherine Gund
Not just a choreographer, Elizabeth Streb is a wildly extreme action architect. Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity traces the evolution of Streb’s movement philosophy as she pushes herself and her dancers from the ground, to the wall, and to the sky.
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 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.