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by Stanley Nelson
Each summer, affluent and successful African Americans like filmmaker Stanley Nelson return to Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, an upper middle class resort community that has historically provided an oasis for black professionals.
by Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel
Project Kashmir tests the limits of friendship and costs of war in one of the most dangerous and beautiful places on earth.
by Liz Oakley and Joanna Katz
After surviving a vicious gang-rape attack, a South Carolina woman is transformed into a committed and eloquent activist challenging laws she believes favor prisoners’ rights over victims’ rights.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens
by Michèle Ohayon
Academy Award nominee Michele Ohayon explores how love survived the horror of the Holocaust.
by Paul Fierlinger
From his dark days in Communist Czechoslovakia through brighter times in the United States, animator Paul Fierlinger has navigated through life with dog as his co-pilot.
by Gonzalo Arijon and Marc Silvera
Stranded is a parable of human survival and extreme measures as a group of young athletes break society’s greatest taboo in order to survive after a plane crash in the mountains.
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Debra Granik
Portrait of a veteran, Stray Dog is at once a powerful look at the vet experience, a surprising love story, and a fresh exploration of what it takes to survive in the hardscrabble heartland of America.
by Karen Skloss
Director Karen Skloss is herself the result of an unplanned pregnancy, and now finds herself pregnant and single in her 20s. She shares this intimate story of two mothers and the circumstances that afforded them very different options.
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 Judy Irving
The true story of a bohemian St. Francis in San Francisco and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild red and green parrots.