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by Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman
A behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental organization that the FBI calls the “number one domestic terrorism threat” in America.
by Frank Blythe
This two-part series goes inside modern Native American communities in both urban and reservation settings, revealing a diverse people working to revitalize their culture.
by Anne Lewis
Examine the community and family toll surrounding the 1989 Pittston Coal Strike, its effects on the rank-and-file miners, and on those neighbors, shopkeepers, sons and daughters, both united and divided.
by David R. Sutherland
In a special two-part series, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation.
Frontline, Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead
by Aaron Woolf, Curt Ellis, and Ian Cheney
Two recent college graduates plant a single acre of the nation's most powerful crop--corn--and set out to follow it on its journey from a seed to the dinner plate.
by Michael Chandler
The true story of attempted murder in a small town in Maine.
by Walter Brock
A look at how land-use issues are affecting one community in Kentucky, and how the ramifications translate to other communities across the nation.
by Laurence A. Goldin
The Tlingit and Haida people of Alaska were confused by the idea of America “buying” the land they lived on from the Russians. They would be among the first native people to make a successful claim on their homeland and rights.
by Hugo Berkeley and Osvalde Lewat-Hallade
Land Rush looks at how multinational agribusiness is threatening African farmers' ability to feed their communities.
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Why Poverty?
by Jon Alpert
Filmed over two decades in the life of Vern Sager and his family, The Last Cowboy captures a family's struggle to preserve a vanishing way of life as cowboys and Indians in the Badlands of South Dakota.