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by Pratibha Parmar
Writer and human-rights activist Alice Walker’s story is an inspiring personal journey of a life lived with passionate commitment to truth and justice – ideals that sprang from a background of poverty and violent racism.
American Masters, Women and Girls Lead
by Alexandra Lescaze
The “Girls” have been friends — and morbidly obese — for years. But now, having weight-loss surgery is about to upset everything they thought they knew about health, happiness, friendship, and love.
by Rebecca Snedeker
New Orleans filmmaker Rebecca Snedeker gives an unprecedented look at the secrets and inner workings of the old-line Carnival societies and debutante balls of Mardi Gras.
by Tina Mabry
In a future where schools are segregated by economic status, a struggling mother must decide whether to sell her own organs to give her children a better education.
by Sharon La Cruise
A look at the life of African American political activist and newspaper publisher Daisy Bates.
Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead
by Cristina Ibarra
In the lingering aftermath of the U.S.-Mexican War, the border town of Laredo, Texas created an annual debutante ball unlike any other. Las Marthas follows two Mexican American girls carrying this gilded tradition on their shoulders during a time of economic uncertainty and tension over immigration.
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 Sophie Sartain
A 92-year-old mother, Mimi, who has cared 64 years for Dona, a daughter who has an intellectual disability, faces the inevitable and has to find her daughter a home. This poignant, heartbreaking and, at times, humorous documentary tells the story of a quirky and fiercely devoted mother-daughter duo.
by Zeinabu Irene Davis
The tale of a girl befriending an ostracized old woman who teaches her strength and independence despite the conditions of slavery in the ante-bellum South.
by Amy Nicholson
A portrait of a close-knit Chesapeake Bay community and its annual National Outdoor Show, Muskrat Lovely traces the events leading up to the 50th crowning of Miss Outdoors.