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Family Remains

by Tamara Jenkins and Scott Macaulay

A mother and daughter are marooned in a sleepy community 10 years after the disappearance of the girl’s father in this film by Tamara Jenkins.

First Surface

by Theodore Lyman

What if, at 12 years old, you could remember being an old man?

Fishbowl

by Kayo Hatta, Linda Barry, and Eleanor Nakama-Mitsungaga

Adapted from Lois-Ann Yamanaka’s Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers, this dramatic short follows 13-year-old Lovey of Hilo, Hawaii, as she tries to be anything but herself.

Independent Lens

Forgotten Fires

by Michael Chandler and Vivian Kleiman

When two young men burn down two historic black churches in rural South Carolina, the community is forced to confront the true state of race relations in the post-civil rights South.

Foto-Novelas

by Carlos Avila and Kurt Kaya

Using fantastic elements from the Mexican and Latin American comic book tradition, everyday reality is woven with magical realism into four original half-hour dramas.

Get the Fire! Young Mormon Missionaries Abroad

by Nancy du Plessis

Three young Mormon men, age 19, embark on a two-year rite of passage in Germany as part of a long-standing worldwide effort by Mormon missionaries to spread their faith at home and abroad.

Independent Lens

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

Girl Wrestler

by Diane Zander

Texas teenager Tara Neal wrestles through the last year that state guidelines allow her to compete with boys, amid conflict and pressures from family and community.

Independent Lens, True Stories

Girl, Adopted

by Melanie Judd and Susan Motamed

Girl, Adopted is a contemporary coming-of-age story that follows 13-year-old Weynsht from her orphanage in Ethiopia's capital city to an adoptive American family in rural Arkansas.

Global Voices

A Girl's Life

by Tug Yourgrau

Author Rachel Simmons brings together the latest research on the psychological, physical and emotional development of girls.

Women and Girls Lead

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