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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.
by Michael Chandler
The true story of attempted murder in a small town in Maine.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Daniel Birman
Follows the sad and startling story of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for a murder she committed at age of 16.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens
by Andrey Paounov, and Martichka Bozhilova
In a world instantly transformed by ideologies, regimes, and dreams of economic prosperity, characters’ lives intersect in a sinister past and nuclear future.
Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices