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by David Felix Sutcliffe and Su Kim

A 16-year-old Muslim girl growing up in Harlem is picked up by the FBI on suspicion of being a “potential suicide bomber.”

The Dictator Hunter

by Klaartje Quirijns and Pieter van Huystee

An American lawyer and son of a Holocaust survivor along with a Chadian survivor work in a fight against all odds to bring brutal dictator Hissène Habré, to justice.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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.

True Stories, Independent Lens

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.


The Great Pink Scare

by Tug Yourgrau and Dan Miller

The little-known 1960 felony conviction of three gay Smith College professors marked the peak of sexual McCarthyism, pitting an individual’s right to privacy against national security claims.

Independent Lens

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.

July '64

by Christine Christopher and Carvin Eison

In the summer of 1964, a three-night riot erupted in two predominantly black neighborhoods in downtown Rochester, New York.

Independent Lens

Knee Deep

by Michael Chandler

The true story of attempted murder in a small town in Maine.

Independent Lens

Let the Fire Burn

by Jason Osder

Documentary brings to life one of the most tumultuous clashes between government and citizens in modern U.S. history, as a longtime feud between Philadelphia police and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a tragic climax in 1985.

Independent Lens


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