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  • an ACORN political activist speaks in front of crowd and fellow supporters waiving signs

    If you were impoverished, politically voiceless, and believed you didn’t matter, ACORN hoped to change your mind. For 40 years, the controversial community-organizing group sought to empower marginalized communities. Its critics, though, believed ACORN exemplified everything wrong with liberal...

  • Kansas abortion doctor stands in office doorway looking down towards the ground

    Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in May 2009, there are only four American doctors left who openly provide third-trimester abortions. After Tiller paints a complex, compassionate portrait of these physicians—Dr. LeRoy Carhart, Dr. Warren Hern, Dr. Susan Robinson and Dr....

  • Black father holds smiling child upside down in playful manner

    Through one family’s tragic loss and fight for justice, Aftershock examines one of the most pressing and shameful national crises in America and the growing movement that surrounds it: The U.S. maternal-mortality crisis.

  • Two women is walking with their white dog on an unpaved road flanked by green green trees.

    Jones Farm is a lush, 688-acre farm situated in the heart of western Alabama. Three generations of black women explore their very different ties to this place that shaped them and continues to exert a strange hold on their identities. This is the same plot of land that their ancestors once worked as slaves—a history that is important to their identities and to how they navigate the world.

  • large family poses for black and white picture

    Baltimore, 1972: Henry Selhorst, father of thirteen children, is murdered blocks from his home by three young men.

    Decades later, his granddaughter Emily Topper tries to find out what really happened that fatal day. 'Racism', people said back then. But is that really all there was to it...

  • The promotional poster for "All We've Lost": an elderly woman in a red rainjacket and black trousers stands at the steps of a government building, with the film's title in large letters next to her.

    Synopsis

    In the small town of Laurel, Montana, a mother refuses to give up fighting for her wrongfully imprisoned son’s release, culminating in a spectacular bipartisan collective effort spanning local and national exoneration and innocence activist movements....

  • two veterans pause in the middle of road amid their backpacking trip

    The inspiring true story of two friends who embark on an epic journey to heal from their time in combat.

  • two incarcerated woman sitting on a bench

    In a Midwestern state caught between the opioid epidemic and surging incarceration rates, three unforgettable mothers prepare to leave prison and rebuild their lives after being separated from their children for years.

  • A group of high school students are in training, wearing tactical vest, helmets and fake guns

    Home to one of the region's largest law enforcement education programs, students at Horizon High School in El Paso train to become police officers and Border Patrol agents as they discover the realities of their dream jobs may be at odds with the truths and people they hold most dear.

  • A group of high school students are in training, wearing tactical vest, helmets and fake guns

    Home to one of the region's largest law enforcement education programs, students at Horizon High School in El Paso train to become police officers and Border Patrol agents as they discover the realities of their dream jobs may be at odds with the truths and people they hold most dear.

  • Raymond Valenzuela runs into Sylvester, another member of the O'odham community in Sonora, while on a run to collect firewood.

    Synopsis

    When the U.S.- Mexico border was established, it cut through the lands of the Tohono O’odham tribe, partitioning it in two. Today, what is left of this small Native-American community in Sonora, Mexico, makes a last stand to survive as U.S. border...

  • two young children hang Halloween decorations with their mother outside their mobile home

    When housing on the lowest rung of the American dream is being devoured by the wealthiest of the wealthy, whose dream are we serving? That’s How We Roll addresses urgent issues of class and economic (im)mobility through the lives of mobile home park residents who can’t afford housing anywhere...

  • main character Daje rests her head on crossed arms at desk with bookbag and photo of Obama behind on wall

    For Ahkeem follows 17-year-old Daje Shelton as she struggles to beat the odds and earn a high school diploma in one of the most volatile places in the country. After getting into a fight at her North St. Louis high school, a juvenile court judge sends Daje to an experimental program that offers...

  • In a polarized America, where the dual forces of white supremacy and patriarchy threaten to further erode our democracy, women of color are claiming power by running for political office. And She Could Be Next, made by a team of women filmmakers of color, asks whether democracy itself can be preserved—and made stronger—by those most marginalized.

  • In 2016, outsider candidate Rodrigo Duterte upset the political establishment in the Philippines by winning the presidency and promising vengeance and violence.