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ACORN and The Firestorm

by Reuben Atlas and Sam Pollard

The story of how ACORN, a national community-organizing group devoted to empowering lower income communities, was attacked by undercover journalists, cutting to the heart of the great political divide.

Behind the Rainbow

by Jihan El-Tahri

Can the deal between South Africa’s old apartheid regime and its new government withstand the test of time?

Independent Lens, Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Best of Enemies

by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon

Legendary nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, defined a new era of public discourse in the media, the moment TV’s political ambition shifted from narrative to spectacle.

Independent Lens

Better This World

by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega

Two childhood friends from Midland, Texas fall under the sway of a charismatic revolutionary who leads them down a path that changes their lives forever.



by Duane Baughman

Bhutto chronicles the life of one of the most complex and fascinating world leaders of our time, Benazir Bhutto.

Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices

Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?

by Frank Popper

Follow the 2004 Missouri Democratic primary to replace retiring former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt from inside the campaign of Jeff Smith, a 29-year-old part time political science teacher.

Independent Lens

Dinner with the President: A Nation's Journey

by Sabiha Sumar and Sachithanandam Sathananthan

Directors Sabiha Sumar and Sachithanandam Sathananthan sit down with former President Pervez Musharraf, before he resigns from office, to address the army general’s plans to establish democracy in Pakistan.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens

Election Day

by Arts Engine Inc. and Big Mouth Films

Election Day follows a dozen American citizens over the course of 24 hours on November 2, 2004. Uplifting yet troubling, their experiences offer rare insight into a hallowed American ritual.


Getting Back to Abnormal

by Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian, and Paul Stekler

Getting Back to Abnormal is a look at the state of New Orleans five years after Hurricane Katrina, interweaving politics, race and how the recovery of the city has impacted the resilience of its unique culture.


Jesus Politics, the Bible, & the Ballot

by Ilan Ziv

In Jesus Politics, the Bible, & the Ballot, Israeli filmmaker Ilan Ziv goes on a 2,000-mile journey across the country stopping at isolated towns and farms, rural churches and mosques to discover the complex relationship between faith and politics during the 2008 presidential primary elections.


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