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by Charlene Gilbert
“This is the story of my family, this is the story of black farmers in the 20th century, this is the story of land and love.”
by Jilann Spitzmiller and Hank Rogerson
Four Lakota Indian families face the persistent challenges of contemporary reservation life.
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.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens, Frontline
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.