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by Walter Brock
A look at how land-use issues are affecting one community in Kentucky, and how the ramifications translate to other communities across the nation.
by Don Howard and Terri Clemens
A humorous portrait of “the West’s most southern city,” a place governed by four principles: race, religion, death, and football.
by Marlo Poras
When a spunky, mini-skirted daughter of Ho Chi Minh’s revolution leaves cosmopolitan Hanoi for a high school exchange program in rural Mississippi, her ideas about freedom, America, Vietnam, and herself are thrown into question.
POV, Global Voices
by Amy Nicholson
A portrait of a close-knit Chesapeake Bay community and its annual National Outdoor Show, Muskrat Lovely traces the events leading up to the 50th crowning of Miss Outdoors.
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.
by Bradley Beesley
There’s nothing quite like the thrill of catching a 60-pound catfish with your bare hands ("noodling"), and that’s just what Oklahoma fishermen have been doing for hundreds of years.
by Meghan Eckman
The Parking Lot Movie chronicles the rarefied world of one small parking lot in a college town, and the asphalt philosophers who work as attendants there.
by Sasha Waters Freyer
The last 40 families of Blair, West Virginia stay to fight America's second-largest coal company as mountaintop removal mining threatens their homes.
Independent Lens, True Stories
by Charles Schultz
At the Rural Studio, founder and Auburn University Professor Samuel Mockbee and his architecture students leave the abstract world of the university to live and work in Alabama's economically depressed Black Belt Region — transforming a community in the process.
by Slawomir Grunberg and Ben Crane
Profile of a Mississippi mother of six who sues her school district to remove prayer and religious instruction from public schools.