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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.
Women and Girls Lead, American Masters
by Stacy Peralta
It’s a civil war that’s lasted 40 years. Passed down from son to son. Fought eye for an eye. More than 15,000 dead and counting, while the world stands by. Welcome to South Central Los Angeles.
by Lexi Leban and Lidia Szajko
Shot over a period of four years, Girl Trouble documents the compelling personal stories of three teenage girls entangled in San Francisco's failing juvenile justice system.
by Julian Breece
Organ Harvesting Initiative surgeon Isaac North visits a Colorado refugee town where quadriplegic Luther Hillman has signed up to be euthanized in return for his wife’s medical care, his organs harvested for more “productive” citizens.
by Yoruba Richen
Gay gospel singer Tonex and the head of the National Black Justice Coalition challenge homophobia in the black church and confront traditionally white gay organizations around issues of race.
Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead
by Barry Jenkins
In a future San Francisco that is entirely upper-class, the city starts a program to bring working-class families back to the city that pushed them out. When one such family returns, it must decide whether to stay.
by Avon Kirkland
San Francisco's Omega Boys Club reaches out to America's most endangered: young African American men.