Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

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

Always in Season

by Jacqueline Olive

Blending observational footage with first-person testimonies and expert input, Always in Season examines the lingering impact of lynching and presents a diverse group of characters who reveal links between this historic form of racial terrorism and the racial violence that exists today.

Children of the Northern Lights

by Andrew MacLean

Two astronauts on a prospecting mission to find a new supply of energy crash land on a distant planet, where alien beings offer a chance at a survival — but at a great cost.

FUTURESTATES

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

by Maro Chermayeff, Jamie Gordon, and Mikaela Beardsley

This multi-platform project is centered around a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event based on Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's widely acclaimed book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

Injunuity

by Adrian Baker

Injunuity is a unique mix of animation, music, and real thoughts from real people exploring our world from the Native American perspective.

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Laura Keller - NB

by Mo Perkins

With global population at an extreme high, federal fertility lotteries now determine who can and can’t reproduce. When one woman learns that she will be permanently sterilized, her faith in the system is shaken.

FUTURESTATES

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Out of State

by Ciara Lacy

Out of State follows native Hawaiian inmates who are sent to a private prison thousands of miles away in the desert of Arizona, and practice their native culture while working to rehabilitate their relationships with their families.

A Path Appears

by Maro Chermayeff

From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky, A Path Appears goes to the USA, Colombia, Haiti, and Kenya to uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, and solutions being implemented to combat them.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead

Point of Entry: An Intimate Look at Modern Immigration

by Zeus Quijano, Jr.

Carlos is an illegal immigrant living in the United States with his wife and two children. His decision to leave Mexico, his parents and siblings weighed heavily on him, but he knew that for them to get ahead he would have to leave for America. He was 15 years old at the time. Today, Carlos is 30 and continues sending money home to his family.

Global Voices

Quest: The Fury and the Sound

by Jonathan Olshefski and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon

Shot over nearly a decade, Quest: The Fury and the Sound was originally planned as a documentary portrait of the Rainey family and their home music studio, which serves as a special sanctuary within their North Philadelphia neighborhood. When a stray bullet wounds their youngest daughter, the film shows the family’s strength in the face of adversity and their dedication to being a force for good in their community.

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