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A Family Undertaking

by Elizabeth Westrate

Examining the home funeral, a growing new trend in America’s approach to death, this documentary looks at the range of complex psychological, legal, and financial issues that surround funerary services and probes America’s collective attitudes toward life’s only inevitability.

True Stories, POV

First Person Plural

by Deann Borshay

In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her new home. Growing up in California, the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated until recurring dreams lead Borshay Liem to discover the truth: her Korean mother was very much alive.

POV, True Stories

For Better or For Worse

by David Collier

They still find romance in the most unexpected places and they still argue about the smallest things. Five couples, still together after more than 50 years, have a few choice words for a divorce-prone generation.

POV, True Stories

Maid in America

by Anayansi Prado

Meet Telma, Eva, and Judith, three undocumented workers who toil as cooks, housekeepers, and even surrogate mothers — often at the expense of their own families — as they attempt to pursue their American dreams.

True Stories, Independent Lens, Global Voices

On a Roll: Disability and the American Dream

by Joanne Caputo

The founder of On a Roll talk radio, Greg Smith travels the globe in his power wheelchair, but finds his own nation's capital inaccessible — a minor challenge compared to living independently and having safe intimate relationships.

True Stories, Independent Lens

Outside Looking In: Transracial Adoption in America

by Phil Bertelsen, and Katy Chevigny

Looking at three families brought together and sometimes pushed apart by transracial adoption, Outside Looking In: Transracial Adoption in America explores the personal, political, and socio-cultural implications of white parents adopting black children.

True Stories

The Split Horn: Life of a Hmong Shaman in America

by Taggart Siegel and Jim McSilver

An intimate account of a Hmong shaman struggling to maintain his ancient traditions in the United States while his sons and daughters succumb to the allure of American lifestyles.

True Stories

Sweet Old Song

by Leah Mahan

An intimate portrait of the extraordinary relationship between two African American artists who have been collaborating as musicians and visual artists since 1983.

POV, True Stories

Troop 1500

by Ellen Spiro and Karen Bernstein

Their mothers may be convicted thieves, murderers, and drug dealers, but the Girl Scouts of Troop 1500 want to be doctors, social workers, and marine biologists.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens, True Stories

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