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by Kit-Yin Snyder
An artist and self-proclaimed “old Chinese lady” sets out to explore her own identity and prove it’s never too late to take a risk by making her first film at the age of 68.
by Frances Nkara
Blending experimental images with an intimate interview with therapist Robert Hall, this short film chronicles how one man transformed a childhood of abuse into a life of confidence and strength.
by Nancy Kelly
Downside Up tells the story of how a blue-collar town in rural Massachusetts reinvented itself in the post-industrial economy by opening the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
True Stories, Independent Lens
by Jim Fields and Michael Gramaglia
End of the Century follows punk progenitors The Ramones through more than two decades of touring, recording, and bickering.
by Alan Miller
Meet the world-class chamber ensemble the Eroica Trio as they navigate longtime friendships, work, home, and the pressure leading up to the premiere of a new symphony.
by Virgilio Bravo and Loira Limbal
Estilo Hip Hop chronicles the lives of three hip-hop enthusiasts from Brazil, Chile, and Cuba who firmly believe that hip hop can change the world.
by Jonathan Robinson
Every Child is Born a Poet is a multimedia chronicle of Nuyorican author Piri Thomas’s transformation from gang member and prison convict to acclaimed writer, activist, and educator.
Independent Lens, True Stories
by David Herman
A troupe of actors — most with learning disabilities — confront the challenges of being different, while rehearsing The Choice, an acclaimed play about abortion.
Global Perspectives Collection
by Dawn Logsdon
Nestled at the edge of New Orleans’ fabled French Quarter, Faubourg Tremé is one of America’s oldest African American neighborhoods: it is also the origin of the civil rights movement in the South, and the birthplace of jazz.
by Tommy Pallotta and Bob Sabiston
Figures of Speech is a collection of regular people telling personal stories, while the film is overlain with transmogrifying graphics manipulated by a different artist.