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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.

True Stories, Independent Lens

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

In My Corner

by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg

Explosive portrait of young men coming of age in the world of a local community gym, evoking the need for positive role models and recognizing potential in young lives.

POV, True Stories

Los Angeles Now

by Phillip Rodriguez

Los Angeles Now looks beyond Baywatch and Blade Runner to create a fresh, candid portrait of the future of America’s second largest and most multicultural city.

Independent Lens, True Stories

Maid in America

by Anayansi Prado

Meet Telma, Eva, and Judith, three undocumented workers who toil as cooks, housekeepers, and even surrogate mothers — often at the expense of their own families — as they attempt to pursue their American dreams.

True Stories, Independent Lens, Global Voices

Red Hook Justice

by Meema Spadola

Red Hook Justice follows the ups and downs of several defendants and staffers involved in an experimental court in the crime-ridden neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn — part of a legal revolution that has become a model for courts nationwide.

True Stories, Independent Lens

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