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I Stare at You and Dream

by Susan Mogul

The filmmaker and three friends reveal their struggles, wounds and romantic entanglements in an intimate look at four lives in progress.

In Football We Trust

by Tony Vainuku

In Football We Trust is the yet-untold story of the Polynesian football pipeline, from the Islands to Utah via the Mormon Church — to the NFL.

Independent Lens

In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee

by Deann Borshay Liem

Filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem goes on a quest to search for her “double” — a girl named Cha Jung Hee — in an attempt to resolve a case of mistaken identity when a South Korean orphanage switched their identities.

POV, Global Voices

In the Shadow of the Sun

by Harry Freeland

An intimate story about two very different members of a remote islands' albino community in Tanzania, as a wave of brutal killings targeting people with albinism sweeps their country.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

The Jew in the Lotus

by Laurel Chiten and Lucia Small

The story of eight Jewish delegates invited to India by the Dalai Lama to share the secret of the Jewish people’s spiritual survival in exile.

Kelly Loves Tony

by Spencer Nakasako

A young Southeast Asian couple wrestle with the nebulous cultural zone between first and second generation immigrant life.

POV

Lakshmi and Me

by Nishtha Jain and Smriti Nevatia

In this intimate examination of the relationship between Indian filmmaker Nishtha Jain and her young maid, Lakshmi, Jain holds up a mirror to her own culture and the pervasive caste system that can still determine an individual’s fate in life.

Independent Lens, Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Letter from Waco

by Don Howard and Terri Clemens

A humorous portrait of “the West’s most southern city,” a place governed by four principles: race, religion, death, and football.

A Letter Without Words

by Lisa Lewenz

Filmmaker Lisa Lewenz retraces the steps of her Jewish grandmother who dared to film life in Berlin during the rise of Nazi Germany.

Life Matters

by Kyle Boyd

In the 1960s, Baptist minister Curtis Boyd left his East Texas pulpit to become a doctor, providing safe abortions before it was legal. A documentary portrait by his son Kyle, Life Matters offers a myth-shattering look at a father, his times and his community.

Independent Lens

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