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by Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles
This is the story of the United Farmworkers Union (UFW) and its leader Cesar Chavez, who inspired Latino activism of the ’60s and ’70s, and involved millions in a nonviolent struggle for social justice.
by Patrice O'Neill
Against the dramatic backdrop of Northwest Montana, The Fire Next Time profiles a rapidly growing community caught in a web of intolerance and conflict.
by Michael Chandler and Vivian Kleiman
When two young men burn down two historic black churches in rural South Carolina, the community is forced to confront the true state of race relations in the post-civil rights South.
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 Ellen Spiro
This tongue-in-cheek and pedal-to-the-metal on-the-road journey through the backroads of the South documents gay life in the boonies and beyond.
by Michael Hacker and Dennis Aig
In this drama set in rural Montana, a hunting guide must reconcile his life with the changing social attitudes that threaten to render his work obsolete or even immoral.
by Gregory Gilbert
An investigation of the cyclic social, economic and political changes influencing farm labor on Virginia's eastern shore for 400 years.
by Thomas Balmés
A Himalayan village in Bhutan, the nearest road a three-day walk away, is connected to electricity for the first time. A 9-year-old monk leaves for the city in search of a TV, in a story of the bittersweet seduction of technology and progress.
Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Stephen Parry
From the Great Migration of the 1920s through the hardships of World War II, The National Barn Dance unified rural Americans with traditional folk music and country humor.
by Danfung Dennis
What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home — injured physically and psychologically — and build a life anew?