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Chicago 10

by Brett Morgen

Mixing animation and archival footage, Director Brett Morgen’s Chicago 10 explores the buildup to and unraveling of the protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention and the 1969 conspiracy trial that followed.

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Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed

by Shola Lynch and Phil Bertelsen

In 1972, black congresswoman Shirley Chisholm ran for the Democratic Presidential nomination, launching a groundbreaking campaign that united an unlikely coalition of supporters from every walk of life.

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Coming Out Under Fire

by Arthur Dong

Gay and lesbian soldiers in World War II found themselves fighting two wars: one for their country; the other as targets of military policy.

Conscience and the Constitution

by Frank Abe and Shannon Gee

In 1944, 85 Japanese American prisoners in an American internment camp were prosecuted as criminals when they refused the draft.

The Cool School

by Morgan Neville

From 1957 to 1966, the Ferus Gallery was the catalyst of modern art in Los Angeles. Launching the careers of luminaries like Warhol, Ruscha and Lichtenstein, Ferus built an art scene from scratch and transformed the cultural climate of the West Coast.

Independent Lens

Cowboys, Indians, & Lawyers

by Julia Dengel

A Western community fights over a massive dam proposed to serve Indian-owned, coal-fired power plants, providing an intimate portrait of American pork barrel politics and Anglo-Indian relations.

Craft in America

by Carol Sauvion

This three-part series explores the history and significance of the craft movement in America and its impact on our nation’s rich cultural heritage.

Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock

by Sharon La Cruise

A look at the life of African American political activist and newspaper publisher Daisy Bates.

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The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky & His Legacy

by Bob Hercules and Bruce Orenstein

An examination of legendary community organizer Saul Alinsky’s life and legacy through the work being done by contemporary “people’s organizations.”

Dude Ranch Days

by Leticia C. Langord

The 100-year history of the western dude ranch is told through interviews with ranchers, wranglers, and dudes.

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