Okie Noodling

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.

True Stories

On a Roll: Disability and the American Dream

by Joanne Caputo

The founder of On a Roll talk radio, Greg Smith travels the globe in his power wheelchair, but finds his own nation's capital inaccessible — a minor challenge compared to living independently and having safe intimate relationships.

True Stories, Independent Lens

Outside Looking In: Transracial Adoption in America

by Phil Bertelsen, and Katy Chevigny

Looking at three families brought together and sometimes pushed apart by transracial adoption, Outside Looking In: Transracial Adoption in America explores the personal, political, and socio-cultural implications of white parents adopting black children.

True Stories

Razing Appalachia

by Sasha Waters Freyer

The last 40 families of Blair, West Virginia stay to fight America's second-largest coal company as mountaintop removal mining threatens their homes.

True Stories, Independent Lens

Red Hook Justice

by Meema Spadola

Red Hook Justice follows the ups and downs of several defendants and staffers involved in an experimental court in the crime-ridden neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn — part of a legal revolution that has become a model for courts nationwide.

True Stories, Independent Lens

Shaolin Ulysses: Kungfu Monks in America

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

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The Split Horn: Life of a Hmong Shaman in America

by Taggart Siegel and Jim McSilver

An intimate account of a Hmong shaman struggling to maintain his ancient traditions in the United States while his sons and daughters succumb to the allure of American lifestyles.

True Stories

Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town

by Micha Peled

Tracking the controversy in a town divided over whether to permit the construction of a discount mega-store, Store Wars uncovers how discount retail chains are changing not only the way Americans shop, but the way they work and live.

True Stories

Summerstock

by Robby Henson

From auditions in New York, to stressful rehearsals, love affairs, and opening night, the Pioneer Playhouse in Danville, Kentucky cranks into another hectic summerstock season.

True Stories

Sweet Old Song

by Leah Mahan

An intimate portrait of the extraordinary relationship between two African American artists who have been collaborating as musicians and visual artists since 1983.

POV, True Stories

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