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Epiphany in Progress

by Michal Goldman

A look at the tumultuous first year of an experimental middle school of low-income, ethnically diverse students in inner-city Boston.

Every Child Is Born a Poet: The Life and Work of Piri Thomas

by Jonathan Robinson

Every Child is Born a Poet is a multimedia chronicle of Nuyorican author Piri Thomas’s transformation from gang member and prison convict to acclaimed writer, activist, and educator.

Independent Lens, True Stories

Every Mother's Son

by Tami Gold and Kelly Anderson

The story of three women from vastly different backgrounds who unite to protest the deaths of their sons, all of whom died suspiciously in the custody of the NYPD.

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The Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans

by Dawn Logsdon

Nestled at the edge of New Orleans’ fabled French Quarter, Faubourg Tremé is one of America’s oldest African American neighborhoods: it is also the origin of the civil rights movement in the South, and the birthplace of jazz.

Flag Wars

by Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras

What happens when gay white people move into a black working-class neighborhood? This up-close look at gentrification leads viewers on a journey into a divided community.

POV

Fresh Kill

by Shu Lea Cheang

A cyberpunk narrative set in a post-apocalyptic, not-too-distant future where cats glow in the dark, fish lip sushi is the rage, and an eco-terrorist crisis is imminent.

Frontierland / Frontierlandia

by Jesse Lerner a nd Rubén Ortiz Torres

A look at the convergence of Mexican and American cultures where least expected — in Vancouver’s Chinatown, and in the homes of European collectors of pre-Columbian art.

Girl Trouble

by Lexi Leban and Lidia Szajko

Shot over a period of four years, Girl Trouble documents the compelling personal stories of three teenage girls entangled in San Francisco's failing juvenile justice system.

Independent Lens

Girls Like Us

by Jane C. Wagner and Tina DiFeliciantonio

A disarming look into the lives of teenage girls, working to shape their identities in the ’90s.

POV

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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