The New Americans

What does the “American dream” look like through the eyes of today’s immigrants and refugees? From Nigeria, India, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and the Israeli-occupied West Bank, they come with different dreams.

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Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew

Overcoming Kallman’s Syndrome, prejudice, self-destruction and powerful enemies in the music industry, rediscovered jazz legend Jimmy Scott recounts his rise and fall and rise again as one of the most distinctive vocalists of our time.

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A Place of Our Own

Each summer, affluent and successful African Americans like filmmaker Stanley Nelson return to Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, an upper middle class resort community that has historically provided an oasis for black professionals.

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Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property

The historical search for the mysterious Nat Turner, leader of the legendary 1831 slave rebellion, has inspired academics, novelists, dramatists, and others in a fierce battle over who he was and what he means to America.

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Foto-Novelas 2

Exploring the Latino experience through the prism of dreams, memories, and reality, Foto-Novelas 2 consists of two half-hour dramas: “Junkyard Saints” and “Broken Sky.”

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Guns & Mothers

Two mothers with opposing views on gun control expand the contentious debate to include women who fall on both sides of a historically male-dominated issue.

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Heart of the Sea: Kapolioka’ehukai

A portrait of Hawaiian surf legend and community activist Rell Kapolioka’ehukai Sunn, who died of breast cancer at age 47. Rell achieved the stature of an icon for her leadership in a community that loved her as much as she loved it.

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Strange Fruit

An exploration of the history and legacy of “Strange Fruit,” the song first recorded by Billie Holliday in 1939 which has become an enduring anthem of American civil rights.

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Chiefs

An observational documentary about the on- and off-court struggles of Native American basketball players at Wyoming Indian High School.

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The Workers

Focusing on the lives of Juan and Ramon, immigrant day laborers working in Austin, Texas, Los Trabajadores/The Workers explores the contradictions that haunt America’s dependence on and discrimination against immigrant labor.

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