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by Judith Helfand
A woman who contracted cancer as the result of exposure to a synthetic hormone in utero documents her journey with humor and grace.
by Michel Orion Scott
When their son is diagnosed with autism, one Texas couple seeks the best medical treatment. Nothing works — until they discover their son’s connection to horses, and take a spiritual journey to Mongolia on an epic quest for healing.
by Karen Cooper
Five young women share thoughts about the difficulties and joys of being alive and female.
by Susan Mogul
The filmmaker and three friends reveal their struggles, wounds and romantic entanglements in an intimate look at four lives in progress.
by Deann Borshay Liem
Filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem goes on a quest to search for her “double” — a girl named Cha Jung Hee — in an attempt to resolve a case of mistaken identity when a South Korean orphanage switched their identities.
POV, Global Voices
by Laurel Chiten and Lucia Small
The story of eight Jewish delegates invited to India by the Dalai Lama to share the secret of the Jewish people’s spiritual survival in exile.
by Spencer Nakasako
A young Southeast Asian couple wrestle with the nebulous cultural zone between first and second generation immigrant life.
by Don Howard and Terri Clemens
A humorous portrait of “the West’s most southern city,” a place governed by four principles: race, religion, death, and football.
by Lisa Lewenz
Filmmaker Lisa Lewenz retraces the steps of her Jewish grandmother who dared to film life in Berlin during the rise of Nazi Germany.
by Kyle Boyd
In the 1960s, Baptist minister Curtis Boyd left his East Texas pulpit to become a doctor, providing safe abortions before it was legal. A documentary portrait by his son Kyle, Life Matters offers a myth-shattering look at a father, his times and his community.