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Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene

by Loren Mendell

The unlikely story of America's original shock-jock — Petey Greene — who battled the system and his own demons during a time of civil unrest in the nation's capital.

Independent Lens

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Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

by Pratibha Parmar

Writer and human-rights activist Alice Walker’s story is an inspiring personal journey of a life lived with passionate commitment to truth and justice – ideals that sprang from a background of poverty and violent racism.

American Masters, Women and Girls Lead

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American Denial

by Vital Pictures

Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal identified a powerful force in American life: the acceptance of the contradiction between the American Creed held dear and political and social behavior. Through the story of Myrdal’s four year-investigation of Jim Crow racism, his own personal story and the thinking and work of select sociologists, psychologists, and historians, the film explores the contours and consequences today of implicit bias and "denial."

Independent Lens

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An American Love Story

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.

American Promise

by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson

Follow Idris and his best friend Seun from kindergarten through high school for a personal look at the achievement challenges and prospects for African American boys of all socioeconomic backgrounds in America.

POV

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An Angel in the Village

by Frances McElroy

An Angel in the Village follows Lily Yeh's journey from young artist in China to international activist using art to transform destitute urban communities on two continents.

Baby Love

by Carol Cassidy

In blunt, provocative, and often humorous language, young mothers between the ages of 13 and 17, from various social, racial, and economic backgrounds, tell their own stories of what it means to be a teenage mother.

Banished

by Marco Williams

From the 1860s to the 1920s, towns across the U.S. violently expelled African American residents. Today, these communities remain virtually all white. As black descendants return to demand justice, Banished exposes the hidden history of racial cleansing in America.

Independent Lens

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?

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens

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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

by Constance Marks

Kevin Clash grew up dreaming of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Today, he is the man behind Elmo, among Sesame Street's most beloved characters.

Independent Lens

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