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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

Great Wall Across the Yangtze

by Ellen Perry

In the heart of China engineers are constructing the world’s largest dam across the legendary Yangtze River. Critics fear the dam will be a social and environmental disaster.

Global Voices

The Grove

by Andy Abrahams Wilson and Tom Shepard

The National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is a memorial to those lost to the pandemic, and also a testament to the fierce determination and brilliant vision of a community rallying against loss.

The Guardians

by Ben Crosbie and Tessa Moran

In an ancient Oyamel forest in Donaciano Ojeda, Mexico, millions of monarch butterflies cling to the trees in order to survive the winter, while Mexican farmers struggle to forge a sustainable life in the forest they once destroyed.

A Healthy Baby Girl

by Judith Helfand

A woman who contracted cancer as the result of exposure to a synthetic hormone in utero documents her journey with humor and grace.


Heart Strings: The Story of the Kamaka Ukulele

by Dawn Kaniaupio and Stuart Yamane

Heart Strings is the story of Kamaka Hawaii, an instrument manufacturing business run by four generations of one Hawaiian family.

How Is Your Fish Today?

by Xiaolu Guo

Working on his latest screenplay in Beijing, Hui Rao is suffering from writer’s block when he begins to live as the character he is trying to create.

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection

Ice People

by Anne Aghion and Benoit Gryspeerdt

Join the few scientific teams who have braved the beautiful and silent landscape of Antarctica and discover the secrets about the Earth’s past and what the future may hold.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

by Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman

A behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental organization that the FBI calls the “number one domestic terrorism threat” in America.


In the Light of Reverence

by Christopher McLeod and Malinda Maynor (Lumbee)

Land-use battles in three sacred places pull Native Americans into conflicts with mining companies, New Age practitioners, tourists, and rock climbers.

True Stories, POV


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