by Trevin Matcek
Simon Ender struggles with his decision to commit his elderly mother into a revolutionary nursing home alternative that has solved the rapidly growing Senior Citizen overpopulation.
by Julian Breece
Organ Harvesting Initiative surgeon Isaac North visits a Colorado refugee town where quadriplegic Luther Hillman has signed up to be euthanized in return for his wife’s medical care, his organs harvested for more “productive” citizens.
by Bill Rose
In 1978, Oakley Hall III was a brilliant 28-year-old playwright on the verge of national recognition when he mysteriously fell from a bridge and lost everything.
by Daniel Birman
Follows the sad and startling story of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for a murder she committed at age of 16.
Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead
by Sophie Sartain
A 92-year-old mother, Mimi, who has cared 64 years for Dona, a daughter who has an intellectual disability, faces the inevitable and has to find her daughter a home. This poignant, heartbreaking and, at times, humorous documentary tells the story of a quirky and fiercely devoted mother-daughter duo.
by Greg Pak
In this parable about change, a jaded government undersecretary becomes the unwitting test subject for an experimental program to curb global warming.
by Amyn Kaderali
A family struggles to escape a stark economic wasteland in hopes of immigrating illegally to a new land of opportunity.
by Tanuj Chopra
When a woman in mourning encounters a mysterious wandering service android, she is forced to redefine its conceptions of humanity, relationships, and family.
by Alex Gibney
Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) presents his examination of how the gap between rich and poor Americans has become so stark, as illustrated by this famous boulevard in New York City. One building on Park Avenue, in Manhattan, is home to the highest concentration of billionaires in America. Less than five miles down the same street, in the Bronx, is America's poorest congressional district.
Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Why Poverty?
by Ramin Bahrani
Struggling with its immortality, a discarded plastic bag (voiced by Werner Herzog) ventures through the environmentally barren remains of America as it searches for its maker.