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Father Roy: Inside the School of Assassins

by Robert Richter

Father Roy Bourgeois, a Vietnam veteran and Jesuit priest, has dedicated his life to shutting down the School of the America’s at Fort Benning in Georgia. He exposed crucial evidence that the school was secretly training Central American military personnel to torture and murder civilian opponents of the United States’ policies in the region.

Global Voices

Forgotten Fires

by Michael Chandler and Vivian Kleiman

When two young men burn down two historic black churches in rural South Carolina, the community is forced to confront the true state of race relations in the post-civil rights South.

Foto-Novelas 2: "Junkyard Saints" and "Broken Sky"

by Carlos Avila

Exploring the Latino experience through the prism of dreams, memories, and reality, Foto-Novelas 2 consists of two half-hour dramas: “Junkyard Saints” and “Broken Sky.”

Independent Lens

From Swastika to Jim Crow

by Lori Cheatle, Steven Fischler, Joel Sucher, and Martin D. Toub

From Swastika to Jim Crow traces the story of Jewish intellectuals who escaped Nazi Germany only to find anti-Semitism at major U.S. universities. Many secured positions at black colleges in the South, and ultimately impacted the civil rights movement.

Get the Fire! Young Mormon Missionaries Abroad

by Nancy du Plessis

Three young Mormon men, age 19, embark on a two-year rite of passage in Germany as part of a long-standing worldwide effort by Mormon missionaries to spread their faith at home and abroad.

Independent Lens

God Willing

by Evangeline Griego

An exploration of an American religious sect known as "The Church" whose leader preaches a strict path to salvation and the efforts by some family members to extricate loved ones from it.

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Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust

by Menachem Daum

Filmmaker Menachem Daum passes on the lessons he learned from his parents’ post-Holocaust crisis of faith to his own children and grandchildren, hoping to show how to be true to one’s deepest beliefs while being open to all people.

POV

The Horse Boy

by Michel Orion Scott

When their son is diagnosed with autism, one Texas couple seeks the best medical treatment. Nothing works — until they discover their son’s connection to horses, and take a spiritual journey to Mongolia on an epic quest for healing.

Independent Lens

In the Light of Reverence

by Christopher McLeod and Malinda Maynor (Lumbee)

Land-use battles in three sacred places pull Native Americans into conflicts with mining companies, New Age practitioners, tourists, and rock climbers.

POV, True Stories

Jesus Politics, the Bible, & the Ballot

by Ilan Ziv

In Jesus Politics, the Bible, & the Ballot, Israeli filmmaker Ilan Ziv goes on a 2,000-mile journey across the country stopping at isolated towns and farms, rural churches and mosques to discover the complex relationship between faith and politics during the 2008 presidential primary elections.

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