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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.
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
by Thomas Balmés
A Himalayan village in Bhutan, the nearest road a three-day walk away, is connected to electricity for the first time. A 9-year-old monk leaves for the city in search of a TV, in a story of the bittersweet seduction of technology and progress.
Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly
Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home.
by Dick Rude
This eight-minute mini-rockumentary features legendary Clash frontman Joe Strummer on his last tour.
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 Scott Dalton and Margarita Martinez
La Sierra follows the lives of three young people living in a Medellín, Colombia neighborhood ruled by violence and a group of teenage paramilitants as they confront war, death, and love.
by Emma Rossi Landi and Alberto Vendemmiati
Three young adults born to Filipino mothers by U.S. servicemen battle against social stigma, family problems, and identity-related issues 18 years after the last U.S. base closed.
Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection
by Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar
This inspiring, harrowing and intimate series follows five children as they fight against cancer with the help of their families, nurses, and doctors over a span of six years.
by Dan Cronin, Dave Munro, Putnam, Martha Pinson, Tom Schroeder, Paul Sullivan, Josh Blum, and Xandra Castleton
Combining humor, insight, and brevity, six short films explore love, basketball, bicycles, and what it means to be a man.