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by Eugene Jarecki
From director Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) comes an unflinching look at how the War on Drugs has disproportionately disenfranchised, incarcerated, and impoverished African Americans.
by Kirby Dick
The Invisible War exposes one of the United States's most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.
Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead
by Sudeshna Bose
Follow a young pickpocket through the streets of Kolkata, where he plies his trade and plays a real-life game of cops and robbers...
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Christine Christopher and Carvin Eison
In the summer of 1964, a three-night riot erupted in two predominantly black neighborhoods in downtown Rochester, New York.
by Michael Chandler
The true story of attempted murder in a small town in Maine.
by Monika Navarro
A young Latina filmmaker chronicles the emotional journey of her uncle, a U.S. military vet deported to Mexico, and uncovers the secrets of her family’s past.
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.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens
by Juan Mandelbaum
They dreamed of a revolution that would transform Argentina. But what happened to this hopeful generation who suddenly “disappeared”?
Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Rachel Lyon and Jim Lopes
Through compelling personal narratives and the often unexpected results of research on race, justice, and the media, Race to Execution exposes the factors that influence who lives and who dies at the hands of the state.
by Meema Spadola
Red Hook Justice follows the ups and downs of several defendants and staffers involved in an experimental court in the crime-ridden neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn — part of a legal revolution that has become a model for courts nationwide.
True Stories, Independent Lens