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Ram Dass  Fierce Grace

by Mickey Lemie

Building on his past as a Harvard professor, LSD pioneer and spiritual leader, Ram Dass works to transform his recent experience as a stroke survivor into words of wisdom for baby boomers facing aging, death, and dying.

Independent Lens

Refrigerator Mothers

by David E. Simpson, J.J. Hanley, and Gordon Quinn

A look at the fallout from the American medical establishment's incorrect assessment in the 1950s that autism was the result of poor mothering, leaving a generation of women who were branded emotionally frigid, or "refrigerator mothers," with permanent scars.

POV

The Revolutionary Optimists

by Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen

Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned social entrepreneur, has sown hope in the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta by empowering children to become leaders in improving health, transforming their communities for the better.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens, Women of the World

The Self-Made Man

by Susan Stern

When her 77-year old father sets out to kill himself and explain the reasons why, filmmaker Susan Stern faces both the painful questions and embattled debate about choosing death in America.

POV

Silver Sling

by Tze Chun

In the polarized economy of the near future, corporations offer incentives to their high-ranking female employees to pay for surrogate pregnancies and chemically accelerated births.

FUTURESTATES

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Smitten

by Nancy Kelly

Meet Rene: at age 85, this unusual art collector continues to search for the work of northern California artists, hoping to make his next great discovery.

Soul Food Junkies

by Byron Hurt

To many African Americans, soul food is sacrament, ritual, and a key expression of cultural identity. But does this traditional cuisine do more harm to health than it soothes the soul?

Independent Lens

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Strong!

by Julie Wyman

Weightlifter Cheryl Haworth struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

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Sun Kissed

by Maya Stark and Adi Lavy

When a Navajo couple embarks on a journey to discover more about their children's rare genetic disorder, they uncover a controversial genetic trail and bravely tackle deep-rooted cultural taboos.

POV

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Sweet Old Song

by Leah Mahan

An intimate portrait of the extraordinary relationship between two African American artists who have been collaborating as musicians and visual artists since 1983.

POV, True Stories

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