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by Todd Jarrell
Crank is an anatomy of one Tennessee town’s waking nightmare and a nation’s struggle against methamphetamine addiction.
by Bradley Beesley, James Payne, and Julianna Brannum
The Environmental Protection Agency calls the former lead mining town of Picher, Oklahoma one of the most toxic places in America, but a dwindling population still calls it home. The Creek Runs Red explores the human response to environmental disaster, and the complex connections between people and place.
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 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.
Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow
Industrial farming, mining and urban development have endangered soil and resulted in cataclysmic droughts, starvation, floods and climate change. How can humans reconnect to dirt — the living skin of the Earth?
by Frances Nkara
Blending experimental images with an intimate interview with therapist Robert Hall, this short film chronicles how one man transformed a childhood of abuse into a life of confidence and strength.
by Andrew Beck Grace
A filmmaker turns the camera on himself as he and his wife upend their lives in pursuit of local food, discovering along the way stories about community, sustainability, and identity.
by Marion Lipshutz and Rose Rosenblatt
When Texas teenager Shelby Knox joins a youth group on a campaign for better sex education in high schools, she begins to question her deeply conservative Southern Baptist upbringing.
by Geoffrey Smith and Rachel Wexler
A British neurosurgeon confronts the dilemmas of the doctor-patient relationship on his latest mission to Ukraine.
Global Voices, POV, Global Perspectives Collection
by Mia Trachinger
In a world where people are employed as live body contagions to immunize urban populations, an unvaccinated man resists being inoculated.