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The Creek Runs Red

by Bradley Beesley, James Payne, and Julianna Brannum

The Environmental Protection Agency calls the former lead mining town of Picher, Oklahoma one of the most toxic places in America, but a dwindling population still calls it home. The Creek Runs Red explores the human response to environmental disaster, and the complex connections between people and place.

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Crossover

by Tina Mabry

In a future where schools are segregated by economic status, a struggling mother must decide whether to sell her own organs to give her children a better education.

FUTURESTATES

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The Education of Shelby Knox

by Marion Lipshutz and Rose Rosenblatt

When Texas teenager Shelby Knox joins a youth group on a campaign for better sex education in high schools, she begins to question her deeply conservative Southern Baptist upbringing.

POV

The Eyes of Me

by Keith Maitland

How do you see yourself, when you can’t see at all? Follow four visually impaired teenagers in Texas as they face the usual challenges of adolescence while simultaneously learning to navigate a world designed for the sighted.

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Larry v. Lockney

by Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck

When Larry Tannahill and the ACLU challenge a proposal for mandatory drug testing in schools, because Tannahill believes it violates his 12-year-old son's rights, they meet with hostility and ostracism from the small community of Lockney, Texas.

POV, True Stories

Mi Mambo!

by Patricia Jaffe, and Molly McBride

Music meets the streets of East Harlem at the Harbor Conservatory where Latin rhythms create a lifeline for kids.

The Music's Gonna Get You Through

by Gabrielle Mullem

A look at a creative and music jazz camp in New Orleans for blind and visually-impaired teenagers run by master musician Henry Butler.

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The Order of Myths

by Margaret Brown

Beneath the surface of pageantry at America’s oldest Mardi Gras lies a complex story about race relations and the ever-present racial divide in America.

Independent Lens

School Prayer: A Community at War

by Slawomir Grunberg and Ben Crane

Profile of a Mississippi mother of six who sues her school district to remove prayer and religious instruction from public schools.

POV

Skipping Up

by Jimmy Mendiola and Faith Radle

Skipping Up follows a group of eighth graders in San Antonio as they finish their year in the Middle School Partners Program, a successful dropout-prevention project that has generated national interest as a model for schools with significant Latino populations.

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