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Scenes from a Parish

by James Rutenbeck

At St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lawrence, Massachusetts, “Love thy neighbor” is easier said than done when immigration uncovers ethnic tensions that threaten to split the congregation.

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Soul Food Junkies

by Byron Hurt

To many African Americans, soul food is sacrament, ritual, and a key expression of cultural identity. But does this traditional cuisine do more harm to health than it soothes the soul?

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Tulia, Texas

by Cassandra Herrman and Kelly Whalen

Tulia, Texas is the story of a small town’s search for justice and the price Americans pay for the nation’s war on drugs.

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Two Square Miles

by Barbara Ettinger and Sven Huseby

Two Square Miles tracks the conflicts in the small town of Hudson, New York as a proposed multinational coal-fired cement plant threatens to reshape the community.

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The Undocumented

by Marco Williams

An investigation into migrant deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border and the efforts of the Mexican Consulate and the medical examiner to repatriate the remains back to Mexico.

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Unmistaken Child

by Nati Baratz

When one of Tibet’s greatest monks passes away, his shy, gifted disciple must complete a monumental task assigned by the Dalai Lama: to find the child who is the reincarnation of his master.

Global Voices, Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection

A Village Called Versailles

by S. Leo Chiang

The story of a Vietnamese American community on the edge of New Orleans that fought the opening of a toxic government-imposed landfill near their homes.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

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The Waiting Room

by Peter Nicks and Linda Davis

The Waiting Room is a cinema verité portrait of a California city's public safety-net hospital as it struggles to handle patient overload in a swooning economy and a constantly shifting landscape of health care policy.

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Waste Land

by Lucy Walker

"The moment when one thing turns into another is the most beautiful moment. A combination of sounds turns into music. And that applies to everything." — Brazilian artist Vik Muniz

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead

We Still Live Here - Âs Nutayuneân

by Anne Makepeace

The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts revives their native tongue, a language that was silenced for more than 100 years.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

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