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The Judge and the General

by Elizabeth Farnsworth and Patricio Lanfranco

Follow the transformation of Judge Juan Guzmán of Chile as he is assigned by judicial lottery to investigate the first criminal cases filed against former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, whose regime he had once supported.

Global Voices, POV

July '64

by Christine Christopher and Carvin Eison

In the summer of 1964, a three-night riot erupted in two predominantly black neighborhoods in downtown Rochester, New York.

Independent Lens

Knee Deep

by Michael Chandler

The true story of attempted murder in a small town in Maine.

Independent Lens

Larry v. Lockney

by Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck

When Larry Tannahill and the ACLU challenge a proposal for mandatory drug testing in schools, because Tannahill believes it violates his 12-year-old son's rights, they meet with hostility and ostracism from the small community of Lockney, Texas.

True Stories, POV

Last White Man Standing

by Justin Webster, Mette Heide, and Don Edkins

Tom Cholmondeley, heir to the largest white-owned estate in Kenya, stands accused of murdering a black poacher on his land. The film follows the case and gives an in-depth look at its sociopolitical context.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Let the Fire Burn

by Jason Osder

Documentary brings to life one of the most tumultuous clashes between government and citizens in modern U.S. history, as a longtime feud between Philadelphia police and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a tragic climax in 1985.

Independent Lens

Little Hope Was Arson

by Theo Love

A plague of arson in East Texas that saw 10 churches burn to the ground in 2010 ignited the largest criminal investigation in the area’s history, involving local law enforcement, Texas Rangers, and the ATF.

Independent Lens

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The Lord Is Not on Trial Here Today

by Jay Rosenstein

The compelling personal story of the woman responsible for one of the most important and landmark First Amendment cases in U.S. Supreme Court history that set the foundation for the separation of church and state in public schools.

Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas)

by Monika Navarro

A young Latina filmmaker chronicles the emotional journey of her uncle, a U.S. military vet deported to Mexico, and uncovers the secrets of her family’s past.

Independent Lens

Making Peace

by Tom Weidlinger

A look at neighborhoods across the country where ordinary people are working together to make a difference — one person at a time.

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