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Homecoming ... Sometimes I Am Haunted by Memories of Red Dirt and Clay

by Charlene Gilbert

“This is the story of my family, this is the story of black farmers in the 20th century, this is the story of land and love.”

Let the Church Say Amen

by David Petersen

In an impoverished Washington, D.C. neighborhood just blocks from the White House, unemployment, homelessness, and violence are part of everyday life. But for some residents, strength and salvation can be found in a tiny storefront church — a former corner store turned spiritual sanctuary.

Independent Lens

Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story

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

Mother of the River

by Zeinabu Irene Davis

The tale of a girl befriending an ostracized old woman who teaches her strength and independence despite the conditions of slavery in the ante-bellum South.

Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property

by Frank Christopher, Charles Burnett, and Kenneth Greenberg

The historical search for the mysterious Nat Turner, leader of the legendary 1831 slave rebellion, has inspired academics, novelists, dramatists, and others in a fierce battle over who he was and what he means to America.

Independent Lens

The New Black

by Yoruba Richen

Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, The New Black takes viewers into the pews, onto the streets, and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

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Night Ride

by Andrew Garrison

A boy's night ride in the Appalachian countryside allows him to learn a thing or two about life and his father from his wild-livin' uncle.

The Order of Myths

by Margaret Brown

Beneath the surface of pageantry at America’s oldest Mardi Gras lies a complex story about race relations and the ever-present racial divide in America.

Independent Lens

Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968

by Northern Lights Productions

Scarred Justice investigates the continued cover-up of the 1968 tragedy at South Carolina State University, and follows ongoing efforts to seek justice.

Shared History

by Felicia Dryden

The great, great granddaughter of a slaveowner and a descendant of a slave seek to reconcile the connections between their families with the reality of slavery.

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