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by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly
Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life on the streets to build a brighter future. Against the odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home.
American Graduate, Independent Lens
by David France
How to Survive a Plague is the story of two grassroots coalitions — ACT UP and Treatment Action Group — made up of innovative activists, many of them HIV-positive, who fought to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
by Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini
Immigration Battle is a look at the people from all walks of life and all political persuasions trying to make immigration reform happen, and reveals in depth the ways individual action has transformed the political landscape.
by Daniel Junge, Siatta Scott-Johnson, Henry Ansbacher, and Jonathan Stack
Go behind the scenes with Africa’s first freely elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, of Liberia.
Women of the World, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen, and Richard Berge
The impassioned president of the Maldives struggles to save his vulnerable island nation from the tragic effects of the looming climate apocalypse.
Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices
by Nishtha Jain and Smriti Nevatia
In this intimate examination of the relationship between Indian filmmaker Nishtha Jain and her young maid, Lakshmi, Jain holds up a mirror to her own culture and the pervasive caste system that can still determine an individual’s fate in life.
Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
by Francois Verster, Dan Jawitz, and Mark J. Kaplan
In the 1920s, Zulu singer Solomon Linda composed "Mbube," a hit melody in his native South Africa. Decades later, it skyrocketed to the top of the international pop charts as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." Follow this beloved song's rocky history, from South Africa to Brooklyn and back, asking why Linda died penniless, while American artists made millions off of his music.
Independent Lens, Global Voices
by Eric Neudel
Lives Worth Living follows one man's struggle to survive after a spinal cord injury and his role in the earliest days of the Disability Rights Movement.
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 Sonia Kennebeck and Ines Hofmann Kanna
National Bird is the first in-depth investigation of the U.S. drone war with unique access to two courageous women, a drone-target analyst and a retired intelligence officer, who connect with a former NSA analyst to become whistleblowers on the drone program, risking backlash.