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Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

by Pratibha Parmar

Writer and human-rights activist Alice Walker’s story is an inspiring personal journey of a life lived with passionate commitment to truth and justice – ideals that sprang from a background of poverty and violent racism.

Women and Girls Lead, American Masters

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Companeras

by Elizabeth Massie and Matthew Buzzell

Compañeras profiles America’s first all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, founded in 1994.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

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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Frozen Angels

by Eric Black and Frauke Sandig

Using dreamlike cinematography and personal stories, Frozen Angels presents the future of human reproduction, available now in Los Angeles.

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Girl Trouble

by Lexi Leban and Lidia Szajko

Shot over a period of four years, Girl Trouble documents the compelling personal stories of three teenage girls entangled in San Francisco's failing juvenile justice system.

Independent Lens

A Girl's Life

by Tug Yourgrau

Author Rachel Simmons brings together the latest research on the psychological, physical and emotional development of girls.

Going on 13

by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Dawn Valadez

A brave and unflinching look into the face of modern-day puberty, Going on 13 follows four urban girls of color over the span of four years.

Heart of the Sea: Kapolioka'ehukai

by Charlotte Lagarde and Lisa Denker

A portrait of Hawaiian surf legend and community activist Rell Kapolioka'ehukai Sunn, who died of breast cancer at age 47.

Independent Lens, True Stories

Hopi Quilts

by Pam Stevenson

Visit Hopi quilters on remote Arizona mesas to see how they have made American quilting traditions their own.

Letters from the Other Side

by Heather Courtney

Through the personal stories of several Mexican women and the cross-border video letters between them, their loved ones, and strangers, Letters from the Other Side reveals the other side of the immigration story.

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