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by Monika Navarro
A young Latina filmmaker chronicles the emotional journey of her uncle, a U.S. military vet deported to Mexico, and uncovers the secrets of her family’s past.
by Chris Billing
Three decades ago, two Crow Indian brothers ran away from home and no one knew why. Their sudden and mysterious deaths sent shockwaves through a tiny upstate New York community. Lost Sparrow is their adoptive brother's journey to bring Bobby and Tyler home and confront a painful truth that shattered his family.
by David Fisher and Yahaly Gat
Enlisting his four reluctant siblings, an Israeli filmmaker goes looking for a missing person from their past, uncovering a secret that changes their family forever.
Independent Lens, Global Voices
by Tracy Rector and Annie Silverstein of Longhouse Media
The journey of three teens from the Swinomish Indian Tribe who make a film about the threat from two local oil refineries.
by Geeta Patel and Ravi Patel
Meet Ravi Patel, a single 30-year-old Indian American actor whose parents pull out all the stops to find him a bride, in this charming real-life romantic comedy.
by Dylan Williams
Men Who Swim is a humorous and poignant film about a group of middle-aged men who find unlikely success as members of Sweden's all-male synchronized swim team.
by Catherine Gund, Sedika Mojadidi, and Jenny Raskin
In Motherland Afghanistan, Afghan American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi journeys to the heart of this medical tragedy by following her father’s return to Afghanistan to battle one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.
Women of the World, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Independent Lens
by David Evans
Meet the sons of two Nazi war criminals who were responsible for thousands of deaths. Through frank interviews, the men reflect on the crimes of their fathers and the price of forgiveness.
by Socheata Poeuv
Filmmaker Socheata Poeuv grew up in the United States never knowing that her family had survived the Khmer Rouge genocide. In New Year Baby, she embarks on a journey to Cambodia in search of the truth about her family's past.
Global Voices, Independent Lens
Newtown explores the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 first-graders and six of their educators were killed on December 14, 2012.