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by Patrice O'Neill
Against the dramatic backdrop of Northwest Montana, The Fire Next Time profiles a rapidly growing community caught in a web of intolerance and conflict.
by Samantha Grant
Jayson Blair was a young reporter whose shocking lies nearly destroyed The New York Times and forced the entire media industry to take a closer look at ethics, diversity, affirmative action, and responsibility in journalism.
by Nancy Schiesari
A look at the life of one of America’s great women photographers, one of the first staff photographers at LIFE magazine, whose Depression-era photos and commitment to social justice inspired concerned artists everywhere.
by Gary Hustwit
A film about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture, Helvetica looks at the proliferation of a single typeface.
by Llewellyn Smith, Christine Herbes-Sommers, and Vincent Brown
Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness examines the life and work of the Jewish anthropologist Melville Herskovits, whose writings challenged prevailing notions of race and culture.
by Stephen T. Maing
Inspired by a search for truth and the potential for fame, a young vegetable seller from Hunan province challenges the boundaries of free speech by reporting on censored news stories in cities throughout China.
by Byron Hurt
Take an in-depth look at masculinity in rap music and hip-hop culture — where creative genius, poetic beauty, and mad beats collide with misogyny, violence, and homophobia.
Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead
by Monica Lam, David Petersen, and Fawn Ring
Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter follows the making of a contemporary opera written by Amy Tan with music by Stewart Wallace.
by Veronica Selver and Sharon Wood
An examination of America's first listener-sponsored community radio station--an enduring experiment in communications democracy.
by Alan Raymond and Susan Raymond
Take an inside look at the eventful life and tragic death of this hero of the gay liberation movement who came out on national television in 1973.