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.
Global Voices, Independent Lens
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.
by Johnny Symons
As wars rage in the Middle East, the U.S. military is eager for more recruits — unless they happen to be openly gay.
by Michal Goldman and Ellen Brodsky
New York City cops in the Great Depression called it Little Moscow, but for the 2,000 Jewish immigrant residents of the United Workers Cooperative Colony, a.k.a. “the Coops,” it was their first taste of the American dream. At Home in Utopia bears witness to an epic social experiment, following two generations of residents and their commitment to radical ideas of racial equality and rights for tenants and workers.
by Clayton Brown, Monica Ross, and Andrew Suprenant
After funding cut backs, Fermilab — a premier U.S. government research laboratory focusing on particle physics — is struggling to survive. Physics, politics and international competition collide as scientists race to find one of the most elusive sub-atomic particles ever theorized: the Higgs boson.
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.
By Tracy Droz Tragos and Chris Donahue
As one of the 20,000 Americans who lost their fathers in Vietnam, a daughter embarks on an intense, personal journey to reclaim the memory of her father, who died in the war when she was an infant.
by Neil Berkeley
Raised in the mountains of Tennessee, Wayne White found success as one of the creators of the TV show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, which led to more work designing some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture.
by Jessica Oreck
Japan's traditional fascination with insects could help Westerners re-imagine their relationship to nature.
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