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Flag Wars

by Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras

What happens when gay white people move into a black working-class neighborhood? This up-close look at gentrification leads viewers on a journey into a divided community.

POV

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.

Garbage Dreams

by Mai Iskander

The world’s largest garbage village is just outside Cairo. The Zabaleen (Arabic for “garbage people”) recycle 80 percent of the trash they collect, but now multinational corporations threaten their livelihood.

Global Voices, Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection

Give Us the Money

by Bosse Lindquist

Give Us the Money explores how celebrity is changing the world of humanitarian aid.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Why Poverty?

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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

Hand Changes

by Gregory Gilbert

An investigation of the cyclic social, economic and political changes influencing farm labor on Virginia's eastern shore for 400 years.

The Homestretch

by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly

Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life on the streets to build a brighter future. Against the odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home.

American Graduate, Independent Lens

I.O.U.S.A.

by Patrick Creadon and Christine O'Malley

One Nation. Under Stress. In Debt.

Indian Country Diaries

by Frank Blythe

This two-part series goes inside modern Native American communities in both urban and reservation settings, revealing a diverse people working to revitalize their culture.

Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale

by Nima Sarvestani and Malla Grapengiesser

Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale follows young Iranians through the organ trade process, in the only country in the world where kidney trading is legal.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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