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by Elizabeth Massie and Matthew Buzzell
Compañeras profiles America’s first all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, founded in 1994.
Independent Lens, Global Voices
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.
by Natasha Uppal
How did L.A.'s Grand Star restaurant become one of the city's liveliest, intergenerational, and culturally-integrated neighborhood nightclubs?
Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Gwizdalski, a transgender teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his transition from female to male, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing of his friend and musical hero, the well-known transgender folk singer Joe Stevens.
by Jon Else
An innovative documentary of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle opera from the point of view of the union stagehands at the San Francisco Opera.
by Hugo Perez
An unlikely collaboration between a Blackfeet poet and an unconventional classical composer results in a provocative symphony about the Lewis and Clark expedition from the perspective of American Indians today.
by Daniel Golding
The history and evolution of Waila, the contemporary dance music of southern Arizona's tribal communities.