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Figures of Speech

by Tommy Pallotta and Bob Sabiston

Figures of Speech is a collection of regular people telling personal stories, while the film is overlain with transmogrifying graphics manipulated by a different artist.

A Fish Story

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.

Independent Lens

For Akheem

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.

For Once in My Life

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.

Independent Lens

Forever, Chinatown

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.

Get the Fire! Young Mormon Missionaries Abroad

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.

Independent Lens

Getting Back to Abnormal

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.

POV

The Great Invisible

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.

Independent Lens

Upcoming broadcasts 

The Guardians

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.

Heavy Load

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

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