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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.
by Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim
Abduction is the true story of a 13-year-old Japanese girl kidnapped by North Korean spies in 1977, and her parents's 30-year battle to bring her home.
by Brad Lichtenstein and Lisa Gildehaus
Shot on location in a nursing home, Almost Home tells the real stories of aging: couples both bonded and divided by disability, children torn between caring for their parents and their children, nursing assistants doing unsavory work for poverty wages, healthy elders fearful of moving to the dreaded nursing home, and a visionary nursing home director committed to changes that would shuck the nursing home stigma and alleviate such dread.
by Jennifer Fox
A true-life series about a black man and a white woman who have struggled for 30 years against racial stereotypes and societal prejudice to keep their family together.
by Paul Kwan and Arnold Iger
One man's journey from the food-filled streets of San Francisco to Saigon, as he searches for the secret ingredient to blend the traditions of his family's culture with his adopted American life.
by Judy Katz and Oren Rudavsky
Single motherhood is no longer the exclusive province of teenagers; white middle class women in their 30s and 40s are now joining its ranks, forcing us to look anew at the nuclear family.
by Harry Wiland and Dale Bell
This two-part series explores the increasing role caregiving for aging loved ones in the lives of all Americans, regardless of income, ethnic background, or geographic location.
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.
by Marjan Tehrani
Iranian American filmmaker Marjan Tehrani chronicles her brother's return to Iran as he travels with his American wife to have a traditional Persian wedding and explore his lost heritage.
Independent Lens, Global Voices
by Brad Lichtenstein
From the day the GM factory closes through a showdown with national resonance at the state capitol, As Goes Janesville traces the impact of the economic crisis on the people of Janesville, Wisconsin.