A native Hawaiian mahu, or transgender, woman uses traditional culture to create a place in the middle where every student is accepted. Despite the respect and admiration she’s achieved in her community, Hina still longs for true love.
Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home.
Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz, who grew up in a typical upper-middle class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, begins to piece together the mystery of how a white girl could have such dark skin as she learns the truth about her biological father.
An artist-filmmaker takes a deeply personal look back through the parallel histories of how African Americans have been depicted in commercial photography, contrasted with how they were captured in family photos.
Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe explores what led him to become a bank robber as a teenager in Texas, through interviews with family, friends, and mentors involved in his story as well as by returning to the scene of the crime.
Two sisters adopted in China as infants by Californian and Norwegian parents grow up knowing they have a twin living on the other side of the world. Although language is a barrier, their bond grows deeper and they arrange to finally meet.
Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, this documentary takes viewers into the pews, the streets, and kitchen tables to look at how the African American community grapples with the gay rights issue.
Inspired by his own African American Baptist roots, director Roger Ross Williams explores a place where religion and African culture intersect, as Ugandan and American pastors spread evangelical values to millions desperate for a better life.
This documentary brings to life one of the most tumultuous clashes between government and citizens in modern U.S. history, as a longtime feud between Philadelphia police and radical urban group MOVE came to a tragic climax in 1985.
In this joyful film, Gregg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals's magnetism, mystery, and why it remains influential today.
Eight brothers who were forged into a band as children by their father, Chicago jazz maverick Phil Cohran, now try to march to their own beat on the streets of New York and in the music business as the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.
The annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is unlike any other. This film follows Mexican American girls who continue this gilded tradition during a time of economic uncertainty and tension over immigration.
The story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation during the 1950s and ‘60s. Granted broad powers, this commission investigated citizens and organizations in attempts to derail the civil rights movement.