Backbone of the World: The Blackfeet

by Pam Roberts

Filmed amid the beauty of the Rockies, Backbone of the World: The Blackfeet recounts the tale of the Badger-Two Medicine, the last Blackfeet sacred treaty land threatened by a government call for oil exploration.

Banished

by Marco Williams

From the 1860s to the 1920s, towns across the U.S. violently expelled African American residents. Today, these communities remain virtually all white. As black descendants return to demand justice, Banished exposes the hidden history of racial cleansing in America.

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The Battle for Mono Lake

by Stephen Jay Fisher

Thirty years of controversy, grassroots action, and unlikely alliances finally led to a way to protect a desert lake.

Be Good, My Children

by Christine Chang

A Korean American family's pursuit of the American dream is tested by its hard-working, religious mother and her two "employment-challenged" grown children.

Be Good, Smile Pretty

By Tracy Droz Tragos and Chris Donahue

As one of the 20,000 Americans who lost their fathers in Vietnam, a daughter embarks on an intense, personal journey to reclaim the memory of her father, who died in the war when she was an infant.

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Beautiful Son

by Don King and Julianne Yamamoto King

Through one family's struggle to save their child, Beautiful Son explores the complex and sometimes controversial world of autism.

Beauty Is Embarrassing

by Neil Berkeley

Raised in the mountains of Tennessee, Wayne White found success as one of the creators of the TV show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, which led to more work designing some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture.

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Before You Know It

by PJ Raval

Set in Harlem, Portland, and Galveston, this documentary captures the experiences of several LGBTQ seniors as they navigate the adventures, challenges, and surprises of their “golden years.”

Beholder

by Nisha Ganatra

Sasha, a resident of the socially conservative gated community Red Estates, makes a discovery about her genetically engineered unborn child that causes her to rethink her allegiances.

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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

by Constance Marks

Kevin Clash grew up dreaming of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Today, he is the man behind Elmo, among Sesame Street's most beloved characters.

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