Abu Ammar, one of thousands of ex-Mujahideen in Jordan, now struggles to support his family on his meager earnings from recycling discarded cardboard. After years of fighting against the Soviets in Afghanistan, Ammar struggles with his faith and the social realities of life in the hometown of the infamous al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
Morocco’s first female religious leaders set out to change their country in a quiet social revolution.
Oil & Water
Oil & Water is the true David & Goliath story of two boys coming of age in the middle of one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. One fights for the survival of his Amazonian tribe, while the other attempts to revolutionize the oil industry.
Last Train Home
Set against the backdrop of the world’s largest annual human migration, Last Train Home follows the Zhang family who travel home on Chinese New Year to reunite with their teenage daughter.
Here Comes Uncle Joe
Smiles, loves, and tears are shared between 800 old people in 15 remote villages in South Korea, and the only deliveryman, Uncle Joe, who connects them with the modern world.
Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music. This film is a history of the small Alabama city’s remarkable legacy in rock and soul music, focusing in large part on the huge contributions from FAME Studios founder Rick Hall.
In the lingering aftermath of the U.S.-Mexican War, the border town of Laredo, Texas created an annual debutante ball unlike any other. Las Marthas follows two Mexican American girls carrying this gilded tradition on their shoulders during a time of economic uncertainty and tension over immigration.
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
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.
Follow Idris and his best friend Seun from kindergarten through high school for a personal look at the achievement challenges and prospects for African American boys of all socioeconomic backgrounds in America.
The State of Arizona
The State of Arizona captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration.
Follow teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian Relay season.
The Graduates/Los Graduados
The struggles and triumphs of Latino and Latina students from across the United States are explored through their own eyes in this documentary about the challenges faced in the American public education system.
A filmmaker turns the camera on himself as he and his wife upend their lives in pursuit of local food, discovering along the way stories about community, sustainability, and identity.
Shrouded in mystery and long the subject of debate, the amazing story of Loreta Velazquez is one of the Civil War’s most gripping forgotten narratives.
A veteran reporter and photojournalist chronicles the interconnected stories of a rapidly changing city on the Mexican-American border.
When a Navajo couple embarks on a journey to discover more about their children's rare genetic disorder, they uncover a controversial genetic trail and bravely tackle deep-rooted cultural taboos.
Tales of Masked Men
Lucha libre, or Mexican wrestling, is a working-class sport that has become an indelible part of Mexican culture.
Fabrice Champion was an accomplished trapeze artist when a circus accident paralyzed him from the neck down. But he is determined to return to the big top.
Witness a year in the life of top-ranked members of Zapata High School’s championship mariachi ensemble on the Rio Grande in South Texas.
When a highly successful Mexican American Studies program at a high school in Tucson comes under fire for teaching ethnic chauvinism, teachers and students fight back in a modern civil rights struggle.
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