The Reconstruction of Asa Carter
A journey through the life of Forrest Carter, author of The Education of Little Tree, a memoir about his life as a Cherokee orphan, who was later revealed to be a white supremacist.
This Is Where We Take Our Stand
In 2008, at an unprecedented conference of veterans and active-duty soldiers called Winter Soldier, four days of heartbreaking testimony revealed why many veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had concluded that their mission was unjust.
The National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is a memorial to those lost to the pandemic, and also a testament to the fierce determination and brilliant vision of a community rallying against loss.
The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance
From the Great Migration of the 1920s through the hardships of World War II, The National Barn Dance unified rural Americans with traditional folk music and country humor.
Be Like Others
An intimate and unflinching look at life in Iran through the eyes of young men choosing to undergo sex change surgery, Be Like Others explores the implications and sacrifices of those living on the fringes of an Islamic society.
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.
Fred Martinez was a Navajo boy who was also a girl. In an earlier era, he would have been revered. Instead, he was murdered.
An intimate look at one of the most fascinating and important world leaders of our time, Benazir Bhutto.
The Longoria Affair
In Texas after World War II, a funeral home refuses to care for a dead Mexican American soldier’s body “because the whites wouldn’t like it,” sparking nationwide outrage and helping to launch a civil rights movement.
A Story of People in War and Peace
After 12 years, journalist and former P.O.W., Vardan Hovhannisyan returns to the Soviet Union in search of answers to the war and lessons for peace.
The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia
Two elderly masters of Armenian tightrope dancing search for an understudy to carry on a dying tradition.
Point of Entry: An Intimate Look at Modern Immigration
Carlos is an illegal immigrant living in the United States with his wife and two children. His decision to leave Mexico, his parents and siblings weighed heavily on him, but he knew that for them to get ahead he would have to leave for America. He was 15 years old at the time. Today, Carlos is 30 and continues sending money home to his family.
A 3-D-animated short about a bright, five year old from China who uses her imagination to cope with her new life in America.
Maquilapolis: City of Factories
Women workers in Tijuana’s assembly factories tell their stories as they work to carve out lives of agency in a new and complicated century, revealing the transformation of a city and its people by globalization.
Camp Victory, Afghanistan
Camp Victory, Afghanistan follows several soldiers — Afghan and American — across the divide of language, culture, and religion as they attempt to accomplish a near impossible task: crafting a modern army to serve a struggling nation.
Team Qatar follows the journey of five Middle Eastern teens from the world’s richest country as they are initiated into the cutthroat subculture of competitive high-school debating.
Filmmaker Natalia Almada brings to life audio recordings she inherited about her great-grandfather, General Plutarco Elías Calles, a revolutionary general who became president of Mexico in 1924.
City of Borders
In the heart of Jerusalem, people of all nationalities, religious affiliations, and sexual orientations gather and find peace in an unlikely place: a gay bar.
I.M. Pei: Building China Modern
After 70 years in the U.S., renowned architect I.M. Pei returns to his ancestral home of Suzhou, China to build a modern museum in this ancient city.
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