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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 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 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.
by Megumi Sasaki
A couple of modest means manages to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history.
by Wooyoung Choi and Sinae Ha
Smiles, loves, and tears are shared between 800 old people in 15 remote villages in South Korea, and the only deliveryman, Uncle Joe, who connects them with the modern world.
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection
by Christine Turner
Homegoings is a moving portrait of a man and a people — and of the faith, hope and history that sustain them in the face of death. Seen through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African American funerals are brought to life. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in New York City's historic Harlem neighborhood, Homegoings takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community.
by Xiaolu Guo
Working on his latest screenplay in Beijing, Hui Rao is suffering from writer’s block when he begins to live as the character he is trying to create.
Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection