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45365

by Bill Ross and Turner Ross

45365 is a vérité exploration of the congruities of daily life in an American town. From the patrol car to the courtroom, the playground to the nursing home, it explores relationships and interactions with and between people and their community. The stories of a father and son, a young relationship, cops and criminals, officials and their electorate coalesce into a mosaic of faces, places, and events. 45365 is a portrait of a city and its people.

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ABC Colombia

by Enrica Colusso and Gioia Avvantaggiato

Through the eyes of children, ABC Colombia explores the realities that nurture and perpetuate violence in a rural community controlled by paramilitary forces.

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After the Storm

by Andrew Grace

After the Storm is an interactive documentary that tells the first-person story of what happens in the wake of a devastating tornado that ripped through central Alabama in 2011. Written as a letter to future disaster survivors, it’s a universal story of survival, healing, and resilience.

All of Me

by Alexandra Lescaze

The “Girls” have been friends — and morbidly obese — for years. But now, having weight-loss surgery is about to upset everything they thought they knew about health, happiness, friendship, and love.

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The Amasong Chorus: Singing Out

by Jay Rosenstein

In a small Illinois college town, a music student creates a lesbian/feminist choral group, transforming the community as she builds an award-winning ensemble.

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The Amish & Us

by Dirk Eitzen

A documentary that examines the impact of the tourist industry on an Amish community in Pennsylvania.

Applewise

by Anthony Sloan

A portrait of one family's struggle to maintain one of only two remaining family-run apple orchards in Wise County, Virginia.

Backbone of the World: The Blackfeet

by Pam Roberts

Filmed amid the beauty of the Rockies, Backbone of the World: The Blackfeet recounts the tale of the Badger-Two Medicine, the last Blackfeet sacred treaty land threatened by a government call for oil exploration.

The Battle for Mono Lake

by Stephen Jay Fisher

Thirty years of controversy, grassroots action, and unlikely alliances finally led to a way to protect a desert lake.

Bitter Seeds

by Micha X. Peled

Bitter Seeds is an examination of the debate surrounding biotechnology and the future of farming.

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