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by Morgan Neville
From 1957 to 1966, the Ferus Gallery was the catalyst of modern art in Los Angeles. Launching the careers of luminaries like Warhol, Ruscha and Lichtenstein, Ferus built an art scene from scratch and transformed the cultural climate of the West Coast.
by Julia Dengel
A Western community fights over a massive dam proposed to serve Indian-owned, coal-fired power plants, providing an intimate portrait of American pork barrel politics and Anglo-Indian relations.
by Carol Sauvion
This three-part series explores the history and significance of the craft movement in America and its impact on our nation’s rich cultural heritage.
by Jihan El-Tahri and Tancrede Ramonet
The previously untold story of Cuba’s support for African revolutions, Cuba, an African Odyssey reveals one of the Cold War’s most vigorous contests over resources and ideology.
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection
by Sharon La Cruise
A look at the life of African American political activist and newspaper publisher Daisy Bates.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens
by Louise Osmond and Jerry Rothwell
The compelling story of the fateful voyage of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur yachtsman who entered the most daring nautical challenge ever — the very first solo, non-stop, round-the-world boat race.
Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Bob Hercules and Bruce Orenstein
An examination of legendary community organizer Saul Alinsky’s life and legacy through the work being done by contemporary “people’s organizations.”
by Amanda Pope and Tchavdar Georgiev
The Desert of Forbidden Art is an incredible story about a group of visionary Soviet-era artists and one man who risked his life to rescue their work.
by Alison Rooper
In the 1970s, female East German athletes came from nowhere to dominate international sport. But behind their success lay a horrifying secret. Doping for Gold reveals the truth behind the biggest state-sponsored doping program the world has ever known, creating a timely perspective on today’s many sports drug scandals.
Secrets of the Dead, Global Perspectives Collection
by Leticia C. Langord
The 100-year history of the western dude ranch is told through interviews with ranchers, wranglers, and dudes.