East of Salinas
Born in Mexico but living in Salinas, California, third-grader José Ansaldo loves school. With little support at home, he turns to his teacher Oscar Ramos, who inspires him to imagine a life beyond the fields where his parents work.
Nine to Ninety
In this intimate portrait of three generations of an Italian American family, 89-year-old Phyllis Sabatini realizes that sometimes the best way to say “I love you” is to say “goodbye.”
Mimi and Dona
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.
The story of the brutal gang rape and murder in Delhi of a 23-year-old medical student, Jyoti Singh, India’s Daughter also examines the outrage the case caused in India, a country beset by extreme poverty and archaic cultural attitudes towards gender equality.
A group of ordinary citizens broke into a small FBI office in Pennsylvania in 1971 and shared with the world their findings on COINTELPRO, the FBI’s illegal surveillance program. Now, they tell their story publicly for the first time
Two sisters adopted in China as infants by Californian and Norwegian parents grow up knowing they have a twin living on the other side of the world. Although language is a barrier, their bond grows deeper and they arrange to finally meet.
Broken Heart Land
A conservative Oklahoma family is shattered when their gay teenage son commits suicide after a town debate about Gay and Lesbian History Month. As they unravel the mystery behind his death, they discover a tragic secret, and begin to question their own civic responsibility.
When I Walk
When 25-year-old filmmaker Jason DaSilva was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he didn't wallow in gloom. He picked up a camera and set out to inspire people.
Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music. This film is a history of the small Alabama city’s remarkable legacy in rock and soul music, focusing in large part on the huge contributions from FAME Studios founder Rick Hall.
All of Me
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.
In the lingering aftermath of the U.S.-Mexican War, the border town of Laredo, Texas created an annual debutante ball unlike any other. Las Marthas follows two Mexican American girls carrying this gilded tradition on their shoulders during a time of economic uncertainty and tension over immigration.
Follow teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian Relay season.
Injunuity is a unique mix of animation, music, and real thoughts from real people exploring our world from the Native American perspective.
Seeking Asian Female
Two strangers — an elderly American man and a young Chinese woman — pursue a marriage brokered by the internet, but they get more than they bargained for when she moves across the Pacific to start a new life with him in America, in this intimate and quirky, personal documentary about modern love.
Kind Hearted Woman
In a special two-part series, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation.
Soul Food Junkies
To many African Americans, soul food is sacrament, ritual, and a key expression of cultural identity. But does this traditional cuisine do more harm to health than it soothes the soul?
Up Heartbreak Hill
Three Navajo high school seniors must decide whether to stay in their community — a place inextricably woven into the fiber of their being — or leave in pursuit of educational and economic opportunities.
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