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by Jay Rosenstein
In a small Illinois college town, a music student creates a lesbian/feminist choral group, transforming the community as she builds an award-winning ensemble.
by Dirk Eitzen
A documentary that examines the impact of the tourist industry on an Amish community in Pennsylvania.
by Anthony Sloan
A portrait of one family's struggle to maintain one of only two remaining family-run apple orchards in Wise County, Virginia.
by Pam Roberts
Filmed amid the beauty of the Rockies, Backbone of the World: The Blackfeet recounts the tale of the Badger-Two Medicine, the last Blackfeet sacred treaty land threatened by a government call for oil exploration.
by Stephen Jay Fisher
Thirty years of controversy, grassroots action, and unlikely alliances finally led to a way to protect a desert lake.
by Robert A. Clift
As hip-hop music and culture continue to redefine American life, its influence exposes the high stakes of the struggle to cross or maintain the cultural divide.
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.
by Christina Craton and Timothy Schwab
The Burning Barrel explores the personal costs of consumerism in the rise and fall of a small rural community.
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.
by Diana Frank
In a rural New York community — where peace and beauty are an illusions — two families make sense of the tragedies they face.