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by Eren McGinnis and Ari Palos
Beyond the Border — Más Allá de la Frontera traces the painful transition made by four sons in the Ayala family who leave their family in Mexico to seek "una vida mejor" (a better life) in Kentucky, where they fight cultural, class and language barriers.
Global Voices, True Stories
by Frederick Wiseman
The boxing gym: a place of violence, but also discipline; the site of fights, but also of community. This film explores the dichotomous role of the boxing gym in modern cities.
by Ramin Bahrani
An elderly man hires Solo, a Senegalese cab driver, to drive him to a mountaintop in North Carolina where he plans to commit suicide.
by Don Howard and Terri Clemens
A humorous portrait of “the West’s most southern city,” a place governed by four principles: race, religion, death, and football.
by Don Howard
Forming a cinéma vérité metaphor for the American family, the rites of Texas football, cheerleading, and weddings shed light on how we pass sexual identity on to our children.
by Bradley Beesley
There’s nothing quite like the thrill of catching a 60-pound catfish with your bare hands ("noodling"), and that’s just what Oklahoma fishermen have been doing for hundreds of years.
by Paul Harrill
Against the backdrop of Southern League baseball, fiancees Jim and Lisa face the challenge of moving up America's economic ladder.
by Bill Siegel and Kartemquin Films
The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.
Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices