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Freedom Fighters

by Jamie Meltzer

Freedom Fighters follows exonerated ex-prisoners who started a detective agency to help free other wrongly incarcerated people, as they rebuild their lives, investigate cases, support each other, and campaign to fix the criminal justice system.

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.

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Give Up Tomorrow

by Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco

When a teenager from a political family in the Philippines is accused of double murder, the country’s judicial system is put to the test after years of alleged corruption.

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Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

by Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy, and Paco de Onís

Discover how a 26-year-old documentary became vital forensic evidence in the trial of a dictator for human-rights abuses.

POV, Women and Girls Lead

Granny D Goes to Washington

by Alidra Solday and Janet Cole

What happens when an 89-year-old idealist decides to walk across the country to demand that Washington lawmakers clean up their act?

The Great Pink Scare

by Tug Yourgrau and Dan Miller

The little-known 1960 felony conviction of three gay Smith College professors marked the peak of sexual McCarthyism, pitting an individual’s right to privacy against national security claims.

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Guns & Mothers

by Thom Powers

Two mothers with opposing views on gun control expand the contentious debate to include women who fall on both sides of a historically male-dominated issue.

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Hard Road Home

by Macky Alston

Hard Road Home follows two former felons in different stages of life on the outside.

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A Hard Straight

by Goro Toshima

A gang member, a hustler, and a small-time dealer discover that walking out the prison gates is just the beginning in this intimate film on the experience of doing time and trying to go straight.

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Holding On: A Love Story from the Street

by John Baynard

The story of a homeless couple’s five-year struggle to stay together — on and off the street.

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