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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 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.
by Risa Morimoto and Linda Hoaglund
They were Japan’s Divine Wind Special Attack Unit, or Kamikaze tokkōtai, and 4,000 of them — some still in their teens — died in a futile effort to turn the tide of a war already lost. Little known outside of Japan, a few Kamikaze survived. Now old men, they must reconcile their guilt with their gratitude for the unexpected gift of a full life.