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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
by Kim A. Snyder
On the eve of the 2008 election, the town of Shelbyville, Tennessee finds itself embroiled in a struggle to come to terms with a new wave of immigrants and grappling with what it means to be American.
Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices
by Patrick Creadon and Christine O'Malley
More than 50 million Americans do crossword puzzles each week. Wordplay follows New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz, his fans and contributors, and champion solvers at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, exposing the madness and mirth behind this not-so-puzzling national obsession.