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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.
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.
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.
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
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
by Jonathan Berman
Two childhood friends grow up: one makes films, the other becomes a bank robber.
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.
by Carole Lucia Satrina, and Eugene Marner
In New Haven, Connecticut the country's preeminent community policing program is changing law enforcement.
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.
by María Teresa Rodríguez and Kathryn Pyle
Hundreds — possibly thousands — of children disappeared from El Salvador in the midst of that country's civil war in the 1980s. Niños de la Memoría follows three of those children as they return to their native country in search of identity and answers.