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by Tod Lending
A personal portrait of juvenile offender Aimee Myers that reveals how the Illinois justice system heals and supports troubled young women.
by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega
Two childhood friends from Midland, Texas fall under the sway of a charismatic revolutionary who leads them down a path that changes their lives forever.
by Brett Morgen
Mixing animation and archival footage, Director Brett Morgen’s Chicago 10 explores the buildup to and unraveling of the protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention and the 1969 conspiracy trial that followed.
by Jeremy Levine, Landon Van Soest, and Nick Weissman
School of Last Resort follows three teenagers in St. Louis — one of the most dangerous cities in America — as they move from juvenile court to an experimental educational program that offers them one last chance to get their lives on track.
by Steve James
A group of men and women in Chicago — most of them former gang leaders and ex-cons —try to "interrupt" shootings and protect their communities from the violence they once employed.
Frontline, Women and Girls Lead, Diverse Muslim Voices
by Jay Rosenstein
The compelling personal story of the woman responsible for one of the most important and landmark First Amendment cases in U.S. Supreme Court history that set the foundation for the separation of church and state in public schools.
by John Whitehead
The gang-related murder/suicide of four teenagers rocks a quiet Wisconsin community.
by Michael Nichols and Christopher Walker
Welcome to Leith chronicles the attempted takeover of a small North Dakota town by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. As his behavior becomes more threatening, tensions soar, and residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbor.
by Brad Lichtenstein
Part personal journey and part legal drama, When Claude Got Shot follows three strangers–brought together by gun violence–to humanize, explore, and disrupt the narrative about so-called “black on black” crime in America.