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by Christine Christopher and Carvin Eison
In the summer of 1964, a three-night riot erupted in two predominantly black neighborhoods in downtown Rochester, New York.
by David Berger and Holly Maxon
An insider's view of jazz and life in 20th-century America, as told by legendary bassist and photographer Milt Hinton (1910-2000) and his fellow musicians.
by David Petersen
In an impoverished Washington, D.C. neighborhood just blocks from the White House, unemployment, homelessness, and violence are part of everyday life. But for some residents, strength and salvation can be found in a tiny storefront church — a former corner store turned spiritual sanctuary.
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 Francois Verster, Dan Jawitz, and Mark J. Kaplan
In the 1920s, Zulu singer Solomon Linda composed "Mbube," a hit melody in his native South Africa. Decades later, it skyrocketed to the top of the international pop charts as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." Follow this beloved song's rocky history, from South Africa to Brooklyn and back, asking why Linda died penniless, while American artists made millions off of his music.
Global Voices, Independent Lens
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.
by Daniel Birman
Follows the sad and startling story of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for a murder she committed at age of 16.
Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead
by Shukree Hassan Tilghman
Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African American filmmaker, goes on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month.
by Frank Christopher, Charles Burnett, and Kenneth Greenberg
The historical search for the mysterious Nat Turner, leader of the legendary 1831 slave rebellion, has inspired academics, novelists, dramatists, and others in a fierce battle over who he was and what he means to America.
by Sandra Dickson, Churchill Roberts, Cara Pilson, and Cindy Hill
Negroes with Guns follows Robert Williams’s journey from North Carolina community leader to exile in Cuba and China, a journey that brought the issue of armed self-defense to the forefront of the Black Power and civil rights movements.