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People Like Us: Social Class in America

by Louis Alvarez, and Andrew Kolker

People Like Us takes a hard look at how class really works in America, examining how it affects our understanding of race and gender, investigating its exclusion from the national debate, and probing the ways in which class differences shape daily life.

Pickles, Inc.

by Nitza Gonen and Dalit Kimor

In the Israeli Arab village of Tamra, eight widows challenge social conventions and establish the Azka Pickle Cooperative, seeking financial independence for themselves and their children.

Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices, Wide Angle

Prison Town, USA

by Po Kutchins and Katie Galloway

Prison Town, U.S.A. allows the vivid voices of "lifer" inmates, ranchers, and politicians to reveal the untold story of the impact of America's prison-building boom.

POV

Razing Appalachia

by Sasha Waters Freyer

The last 40 families of Blair, West Virginia stay to fight America's second-largest coal company as mountaintop removal mining threatens their homes.

True Stories, Independent Lens

The Real Dirt on Farmer John

by Taggart Siegel and Teri Lang

Against all odds, John Peterson abandons conventional chemical farming and fights local hysteria to build a thriving organic farm and a progressive farm community.

Independent Lens

A Robot Walks into a Bar

by Alex Rivera

A new breed of labor robot works at a bar, his mission is to excel at his new job while avoiding human injury, he soon learns that this may be impossible.

FUTURESTATES

Seed

by Hugo Perez

In an industry dominated by genetically modified seeds, a poor farmer struggles to survive. When he resorts to smuggling now-illegal organic seeds across borders he risks everything.

FUTURESTATES

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Señorita Extraviada (Missing Young Woman)

by Lourdes Portillo

The remains of more than 250 sexually assaulted girls have been found in the desert outside of Juarez, Mexico. The victims’ relatives will not rest until these crimes are solved.

Global Voices, POV

Shift

by Kelly Anderson

An unconventional love story set in the world of private prisons, where inmates work for giant corporations, starring Chris Meloni.

Sing Faster: The Stagehands' Ring Cycle

by Jon Else

An innovative documentary of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle opera from the point of view of the union stagehands at the San Francisco Opera.

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