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Last White Man Standing

by Justin Webster, Mette Heide, and Don Edkins

Tom Cholmondeley, heir to the largest white-owned estate in Kenya, stands accused of murdering a black poacher on his land. The film follows the case and gives an in-depth look at its sociopolitical context.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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The Lord Is Not on Trial Here Today

by Jay Rosenstein

The compelling personal story of the woman responsible for one of the most important and landmark First Amendment cases in U.S. Supreme Court history that set the foundation for the separation of church and state in public schools.

Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas)

by Monika Navarro

A young Latina filmmaker chronicles the emotional journey of her uncle, a U.S. military vet deported to Mexico, and uncovers the secrets of her family’s past.

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Making Peace

by Tom Weidlinger

A look at neighborhoods across the country where ordinary people are working together to make a difference — one person at a time.

Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story

by Daniel Birman

Follows the sad and startling story of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for a murder she committed at age of 16.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead

The Mosquito Problem & Other Stories

by Andrey Paounov, and Martichka Bozhilova

In a world instantly transformed by ideologies, regimes, and dreams of economic prosperity, characters’ lives intersect in a sinister past and nuclear future.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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My Friend Paul

by Jonathan Berman

Two childhood friends grow up: one makes films, the other becomes a bank robber.

The Narcotic Farm

by JP Olsen and Luke Walden

The story of the U.S. Public Health Service Narcotics Farm, a federal prison for the rehabilitation of drug addicts and how government scientists tried for 40 years to discover a cure for drug addiction.

New Cop on the Beat

by Carole Lucia Satrina, and Eugene Marner

In New Haven, Connecticut the country's preeminent community policing program is changing law enforcement.

New Cops

by Ron Kanter

New Cops explores what it takes to be a police officer by following new recruits through eight months of training at the Philadelphia Police Academy, and returning five years later to to see how they are doing on the job.

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