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Beyond the Border - Más Allá de la Frontera

by Eren McGinnis and Ari Palos

Beyond the Border — Más Allá de la Frontera traces the painful transition made by four sons in the Ayala family who leave their family in Mexico to seek "una vida mejor" (a better life) in Kentucky, where they fight cultural, class and language barriers.

Global Voices, True Stories

Boxing Gym

by Frederick Wiseman

The boxing gym: a place of violence, but also discipline; the site of fights, but also of community. This film explores the dichotomous role of the boxing gym in modern cities.

Goodbye Solo

by Ramin Bahrani

An elderly man hires Solo, a Senegalese cab driver, to drive him to a mountaintop in North Carolina where he plans to commit suicide.

Independent Lens

Letter from Waco

by Don Howard and Terri Clemens

A humorous portrait of “the West’s most southern city,” a place governed by four principles: race, religion, death, and football.

Nuclear Family

by Don Howard

Forming a cinéma vérité metaphor for the American family, the rites of Texas football, cheerleading, and weddings shed light on how we pass sexual identity on to our children.

Okie Noodling

by Bradley Beesley

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of catching a 60-pound catfish with your bare hands ("noodling"), and that’s just what Oklahoma fishermen have been doing for hundreds of years.

True Stories

Quick Feet, Soft Hands

by Paul Harrill

Against the backdrop of Southern League baseball, fiancees Jim and Lisa face the challenge of moving up America's economic ladder.

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

by Bill Siegel and Kartemquin Films

The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

Diverse Muslim Voices, Independent Lens

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