Twisted reveals the agonies and challenges of dystonia, a neurological disorder that forces muscles into abnormal — often painful — movements or postures.
In a Mother Teresa-meets-Indiana Jones adventure, three middle-aged friends and ex-soldiers travel the world delivering humanitarian aid to the front lines of war.
Shadya Zoabi, a charismatic 17-year-old karate world champion, strives to succeed on her own terms within her traditional Muslim village in northern Israel.
A Fish Story is a tale of two women who lead their communities in a battle against a coalition of national environmental groups for control of the ocean. Three hundred years of fishing tradition and the health of the ocean hang in the balance.
Four films — including the two grand prize-winners of the first Independent Lens Online Shorts Festival — explore questions of love, displacement, belonging, and identity. Short Stack 2006 looks at the rise and fall of a boy's first zit, uprooted sisters taking on a new school, revelations ...
Revolucion: Five Visions presents the story of five Cuban photographers whose lives and work span more than four decades, and whose perspectives on photography are as varied as their opinions about the Cuban Revolution.
A Sad Flower in the Sand captures writer John Fante’s deep-rooted love of the city of Los Angeles in a film about a dream and a city of dreamers.
Two Square Miles tracks the conflicts in the small town of Hudson, New York as a proposed multinational coal-fired cement plant threatens to reshape the community.
Democracy on Deadline shadows courageous journalists and champions of independent media as they work to make, and keep, their societies free.
Narrated by Tom Brokaw, Paul Conrad: Drawing Fire pays tribute to a legendary journalist and artist who epitomizes the fiercely independent voice that has been vanishing from American news media in recent years.
Muskrat Lovely follows eight beauty contestants in the weeks leading to the 50th crowning of Miss Outdoors in an attempt to answer how a beauty pageant and a muskrat skinning contest came to co-exist.
The World According to Sesame Street explores the drama and complexities behind producing international versions of the world’s most popular children’s television program.
This inspiring, harrowing and intimate series follows five children as they fight against cancer with the help of their families, nurses, and doctors over a span of six years puts viewers in the shoes of those who struggle to defeat disease.
For close to a century, a great American epic has been played out in the tiny town of Caledonia, Illinois. The Real Dirt on Farmer John tells the story of one man and his family farm — a story that parallels the history of American farming.
The little-known 1960 felony conviction of three gay Smith College professors marked the peak of sexual McCarthyism, pitting an individual’s right to privacy against national security claims.
Living in poverty with their mother in the mountains of Bolivia, 14-year-old Basilio and his 12-year-old brother, Bernardino, work long shifts in the Cerro Rico silver mines, braving deadly conditions to earn enough money to attend school.