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by Bradley Beesley
There’s nothing quite like the thrill of catching a 60-pound catfish with your bare hands ("noodling"), and that’s just what Oklahoma fishermen have been doing for hundreds of years.
by Paul Harrill
Against the backdrop of Southern League baseball, fiancees Jim and Lisa face the challenge of moving up America's economic ladder.
by Carol Cassidy
Run Like a Girl explores how teenage athletes try to find a balance between strength and femininity within a society where girls are expected to be docile, delicate, and compliant.
by Mei-Juin Chen and Martha Burr
Armed with the celebrated Shaolin training of body and mind made popular in kungfu movies, five Zen Buddhist monks set out to make new lives teaching their craft in unlikely parts of America.
Global Voices, Independent Lens, True Stories
by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker
Follow the hope, thrills, and excitement of players, parents, and coaches as a team of 11- and 12-year-old Little Leaguers go from their small Northern California town all the way to the 2002 Little League Baseball World Series Championship in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
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
by Ferne Pearlstein and Robert Edwards
One of Japan’s most time-honored and insular traditions, sumo wrestling offers an earthshaking window into the cultural collision of East and West, as worldwide interest grows and increasing numbers of foreigners rise to the top professional ranks.
Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari
Flint, Michigan’s Claressa "T-Rex" Shields won a Gold Medal in 2012, the first time women were allowed to box in the Olympics. T-Rex is a coming-of-age tale of a girl who learns that in Flint, a gold medal doesn't always make life easier.
by Bill Siegel and Kartemquin Films
The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.
Diverse Muslim Voices, Independent Lens
by Mylene Moreno
A 1-hour documentary about three women bucking convention: chasing dreams of professional athletic careers in a start-up tackle football league.