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Asparagus

by Robby Henson

In a regimented greenhouse laboratory, an isolated agricultural engineer named Dekard learns lessons about life and love from a fertilizer delivery agent and a renegade asparagus.

FUTURESTATES

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The Battle for Mono Lake

by Stephen Jay Fisher

Thirty years of controversy, grassroots action, and unlikely alliances finally led to a way to protect a desert lake.

The Buffalo War

by Matthew Testa and Bryan Cole

The Buffalo War examines the culture clash between Native Americans, ranchers, environmentalists, and government agents currently battling over the yearly slaughter of America's last wild bison.

True Stories

Butte, America

by Pamela Roberts

Butte, America chronicles the rise and fall of a small mining town with a larger-than-life spirit — where fortunes were made and lost, and where community was precious, but life was cheap.

Independent Lens

California and the American Dream

By Paul Espinosa, Lyn Goldfarb, Jed Riffe, and Emiko Omori

Exploring the dynamics of culture, community, and identity in one of the world’s most diverse regions, the four-part series California and the American Dream reveals how the last 35 years of divergent social trends have changed the state’s Hollywood dreamscape image of the past.

Cowboys, Indians, & Lawyers

by Julia Dengel

A Western community fights over a massive dam proposed to serve Indian-owned, coal-fired power plants, providing an intimate portrait of American pork barrel politics and Anglo-Indian relations.

Escape from Affluenza: Living Better on Less

by John de Graaf

A sequel to Affluenza, a documentary which introduced Americans to the national epidemic of rampant consumerism and materialism.

Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison

by Doug Hawes-Davis

Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison tells the rich history of the bison, an American icon of the wild with deep ties to native peoples, which is struggling today to reestablish itself in the Great Plains.

Independent Lens

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Fallon, NV: Deadly Oasis

by Amie Williams

Residents of a quiet ranching community and “Top Gun” naval air base struggle to discover why the children of their town are diagnosed with leukemia at 44 times the national average.

Garbage Warrior

by Oliver Hodge and Rachel Wexler

Garbage Warrior tells the story of maverick architect Michael Reynolds, his crew of renegade house builders from New Mexico, and their fight to introduce radically different ways of living.

Global Perspectives Collection

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