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Here Comes Uncle Joe

by Wooyoung Choi and Sinae Ha

Smiles, loves, and tears are shared between 800 old people in 15 remote villages in South Korea, and the only deliveryman, Uncle Joe, who connects them with the modern world.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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Homecoming ... Sometimes I Am Haunted by Memories of Red Dirt and Clay

by Charlene Gilbert

“This is the story of my family, this is the story of black farmers in the 20th century, this is the story of land and love.”

Homeland

by Jilann Spitzmiller and Hank Rogerson

Four Lakota Indian families face the persistent challenges of contemporary reservation life.

True Stories

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.

POV

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.

Justice in the Coalfields

by Anne Lewis

Examine the community and family toll surrounding the 1989 Pittston Coal Strike, its effects on the rank-and-file miners, and on those neighbors, shopkeepers, sons and daughters, both united and divided.

Kind Hearted Woman

by David R. Sutherland

In a special two-part series, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens, Frontline

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King Corn

by Aaron Woolf, Curt Ellis, and Ian Cheney

Two recent college graduates plant a single acre of the nation's most powerful crop--corn--and set out to follow it on its journey from a seed to the dinner plate.

Independent Lens

Knee Deep

by Michael Chandler

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

Independent Lens

Land (and how it gets that way)

by Walter Brock

A look at how land-use issues are affecting one community in Kentucky, and how the ramifications translate to other communities across the nation.

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