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Music from the Inside Out

by Daniel Anker

Featuring the musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Music from the Inside Out weaves together a mosaic of the stories, ideas, experiences and music making that form the heart of these musicians’ lives, inside and outside the concert hall.

Independent Lens

The Music's Gonna Get You Through

by Gabrielle Mullem

A look at a creative and music jazz camp in New Orleans for blind and visually-impaired teenagers run by master musician Henry Butler.

Upcoming broadcasts 

New School Order

by Gini Reticker, and Jerry Kupfer

The rapid expansion of a once sleepy community prompts a painful contest for control of the public schools.

On This Island

by Stephanie Slewka

On an isolated island off the coast of Maine, a disagreement about arts education threatens to tear apart a once close-knit community until a former Broadway producer attempts to heal the rift with an original musical based on the islanders' stories.

Independent Lens

The Order of Myths

by Margaret Brown

Beneath the surface of pageantry at America’s oldest Mardi Gras lies a complex story about race relations and the ever-present racial divide in America.

Independent Lens

Paper Words

by Joyce Lee

A 3-D-animated short about a bright, five year old from China who uses her imagination to cope with her new life in America.

Global Voices

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Please Vote for Me

by Weijun Chen

Please Vote for Me follows 8-year-old students in an elementary school in China as they campaign for class monitor.

Global Voices, Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection

Precious Knowledge

by Ari Luis Palos and Eren Isabel McGinnis

When a highly successful Mexican American Studies program at a high school in Tucson comes under fire for teaching ethnic chauvinism, teachers and students fight back in a modern civil rights struggle.

Independent Lens

Upcoming broadcasts 

The Revisionaries

by Scott Thurman

The theory of evolution and U.S. history are caught in the crosshairs when an unabashed creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America’s most influential board of education.

Independent Lens

School Prayer: A Community at War

by Slawomir Grunberg and Ben Crane

Profile of a Mississippi mother of six who sues her school district to remove prayer and religious instruction from public schools.

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