The Dictator Hunter

by Klaartje Quirijns and Pieter van Huystee

An American lawyer and son of a Holocaust survivor along with a Chadian survivor work in a fight against all odds to bring brutal dictator Hissène Habré, to justice.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Digital Antiquities

by J.P. Chan

In 2036, all digital media is permanently stored in “the cloud.” Data recovery store employee Cat, and Kai — a young man with an old compact disc — discover a secret that will unite them forever.


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Dinka Diaries

by Filmon Mebrahu

Five Sudanese refugee orphans resettled near Philadelphia use digital cameras to tell their experiences adjusting to American culture and a new way of life.

Downside Up

by Nancy Kelly

Downside Up tells the story of how a blue-collar town in rural Massachusetts reinvented itself in the post-industrial economy by opening the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

True Stories, Independent Lens

Epiphany in Progress

by Michal Goldman

A look at the tumultuous first year of an experimental middle school of low-income, ethnically diverse students in inner-city Boston.

Every Child Is Born a Poet: The Life and Work of Piri Thomas

by Jonathan Robinson

Every Child is Born a Poet is a multimedia chronicle of Nuyorican author Piri Thomas’s transformation from gang member and prison convict to acclaimed writer, activist, and educator.

True Stories, Independent Lens

Every Mother's Son

by Tami Gold and Kelly Anderson

The story of three women from vastly different backgrounds who unite to protest the deaths of their sons, all of whom died suspiciously in the custody of the NYPD.



by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini

The shocking hate-based attempted murders of two Mexican day laborers catapult a small Long Island town into national headlines, unmasking a new front line in the border wars: suburbia.


A Fish Story

by Courtney Hayes and Tim Gallagher

A Fish Story is a tale of two women who lead their communities in a battle against a coalition of national environmental groups for control of the ocean. Three hundred years of fishing tradition and the health of the ocean hang in the balance.

Independent Lens

A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times

by Samantha Grant

A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked The New York Times and the entire world of journalism.

Independent Lens


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