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The City (La Ciudad)

by David Riker

Eliciting hope, The City (La Ciudad) is the narrative story of Latin American immigrants seeking community in a large, impersonal city.

Deaf Jam

by Judy Lieff

Aneta Brodski, a deaf teen living in New York City, discovers the power of American Sign Language poetry. As she prepares to be one of the first deaf poets to compete in a spoken-word slam, her journey leads to an unexpected collaboration.

Independent Lens

Diary of a City Priest

by Eugene Martin

Diary of a City Priest is based on the journals of Father John McNamee, a spiritual guide, poet, and seer of many worlds past and present.

Downside Up

by Nancy Kelly

Downside Up tells the story of how a blue-collar town in rural Massachusetts reinvented itself in the post-industrial economy by opening the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

Independent Lens, True Stories

Epiphany in Progress

by Michal Goldman

A look at the tumultuous first year of an experimental middle school of low-income, ethnically diverse students in inner-city Boston.

Every Child Is Born a Poet: The Life and Work of Piri Thomas

by Jonathan Robinson

Every Child is Born a Poet is a multimedia chronicle of Nuyorican author Piri Thomas’s transformation from gang member and prison convict to acclaimed writer, activist, and educator.

Independent Lens, True Stories

Every Mother's Son

by Tami Gold and Kelly Anderson

The story of three women from vastly different backgrounds who unite to protest the deaths of their sons, all of whom died suspiciously in the custody of the NYPD.

POV

Hard Road Home

by Macky Alston

Hard Road Home follows two former felons in different stages of life on the outside.

Independent Lens

Holding On: A Love Story from the Street

by John Baynard

The story of a homeless couple’s five-year struggle to stay together — on and off the street.

Homegoings

by Christine Turner

Homegoings is a moving portrait of a man and a people — and of the faith, hope and history that sustain them in the face of death. Seen through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African American funerals are brought to life. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in New York City's historic Harlem neighborhood, Homegoings takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community.

POV

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