Viewing Topic: FamiliesView All
At Home in Utopia

by Michal Goldman and Ellen Brodsky

New York City cops in the Great Depression called it Little Moscow, but for the 2,000 Jewish immigrant residents of the United Workers Cooperative Colony, a.k.a. “the Coops,” it was their first taste of the American dream. At Home in Utopia bears witness to an epic social experiment, following two generations of residents and their commitment to radical ideas of racial equality and rights for tenants and workers.

Independent Lens

Bronx Princess

by Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed

Follow the journey of an American teenager who travels to Ghana, West Africa to reunite with her royal father.

POV

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.

Digital Antiquities

by J.P. Chan

In 2036, all digital media is permanently stored in “the cloud.” Data recovery store employee Cat, and Kai — a young man with an old compact disc — discover a secret that will unite them forever.

FUTURESTATES

Watch it online

Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust

by Menachem Daum

Filmmaker Menachem Daum passes on the lessons he learned from his parents’ post-Holocaust crisis of faith to his own children and grandchildren, hoping to show how to be true to one’s deepest beliefs while being open to all people.

POV

The Kitchen

by Andre Degas and Jodi Lahaye

When a son defies his Egyptian father's wishes in a convenience store in Hell's Kitchen, old world values clash with those of an assimilated younger generation.

Lance Loud! A Death in an American Family

by Alan Raymond and Susan Raymond

Take an inside look at the eventful life and tragic death of this hero of the gay liberation movement who came out on national television in 1973.

Little White Lie

by Lacey Schwartz

Lacey Schwartz grew up in an upper-middle-class household with two loving Jewish parents. When she discovers that the man she's always assumed was her father is not her biological parent, she unlocks a powerful family secret.

Independent Lens

Lost Sparrow

by Chris Billing

Three decades ago, two Crow Indian brothers ran away from home and no one knew why. Their sudden and mysterious deaths sent shockwaves through a tiny upstate New York community. Lost Sparrow is their adoptive brother's journey to bring Bobby and Tyler home and confront a painful truth that shattered his family.

Independent Lens

Love & Diane

by Jennifer Dworkin

Love & Diane explores a crucial period in the lives of two adolescent cousins, Love Hinson and Selina Hazzard, who aspire to a better life in the face of extraordinary challenges.

POV

EXPLORE FILMS

By Topic