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by Courtney Hayes and Tim Gallagher
A Fish Story is a tale of two women who lead their communities in a battle against a coalition of national environmental groups for control of the ocean. Three hundred years of fishing tradition and the health of the ocean hang in the balance.
by Jeremy Levine, Landon Van Soest, and Nick Weissman
School of Last Resort follows three teenagers in St. Louis — one of the most dangerous cities in America — as they move from juvenile court to an experimental educational program that offers them one last chance to get their lives on track.
by Jim Bigham and Mark Moormann
Every member of the Spirit of Goodwill band copes with incredible challenges and obstacles, but nothing holds them back when it's time to rock the house.
by James Q. Chan
Portrait of a skilled 80-year-old artist who documents his memories of San Francisco’s Chinatown by building detailed miniature models of the neighborhood as it looked in the 1940s-1990s.
by Nancy du Plessis
Three young Mormon men, age 19, embark on a two-year rite of passage in Germany as part of a long-standing worldwide effort by Mormon missionaries to spread their faith at home and abroad.
by Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian, and Paul Stekler
Getting Back to Abnormal is a look at the state of New Orleans five years after Hurricane Katrina, interweaving politics, race and how the recovery of the city has impacted the resilience of its unique culture.
by Margaret Brown
Crew members, families, fishermen, and others still haunted by the Deepwater Horizon explosion provide gripping first-hand accounts of their experience in a disaster that had tragic repercussions up and down the Gulf Coast and beyond.
by Ben Crosbie and Tessa Moran
In an ancient Oyamel forest in Donaciano Ojeda, Mexico, millions of monarch butterflies cling to the trees in order to survive the winter, while Mexican farmers struggle to forge a sustainable life in the forest they once destroyed.
by Jerry Rothwell, Jonny Persey, and Alison Morrow
Heavy Load follows a UK punk band — whose members include several musicians with learning disabilities — as they record their first album and take center stage at a mainstream music festival.
Global Perspectives Collection
by Gary Hustwit
A film about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture, Helvetica looks at the proliferation of a single typeface.