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by Dirk Eitzen
A documentary that examines the impact of the tourist industry on an Amish community in Pennsylvania.
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.
by Laure Sullivan and Terry Jones
A snapshot of the struggle of the Seneca Nation of Indians to maintain its culture and identity after entering into the world of big-time casino gambling.
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
by Courtney Hayes and Tim Gallagher
A Fish Story is a tale of two women who lead their communities in a battle against a coalition of national environmental groups for control of the ocean. Three hundred years of fishing tradition and the health of the ocean hang in the balance.
by Melissa Paly
Examining the connection between landscape and community in northern New England, Livable Landscapes: By Chance or By Choice? looks at how growth and sprawl affect quality of life and how a community works to preserve its unique character.
by Barbara Ettinger and Sven Huseby
Two Square Miles tracks the conflicts in the small town of Hudson, New York as a proposed multinational coal-fired cement plant threatens to reshape the community.