The Invisible War

The Invisible War exposes one of the United States’s most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.

We Were Here

When AIDS arrived in San Francisco in 1981, it decimated a community, but also brought people together in inspiring and moving ways to support and care for one another and to fight for dignity and a cure.

Tre Maison Dasan – “We Need New Memories” – Clip

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens film Tre Maison Dasan, troubled but wise-beyond-his-years teen Tre visits his incarcerated dad in prison where they bond over mutual experiences with probation and failed ankle monitors–and then realize they need new shared memories that don’t revolve around criminality. “We need some fishing,” Tre’s dad says, laughing. “Because … READ MORE

Tre Maison Dasan – “Naughty School” – Clip

In this excerpt from the film Tre Maison Dasan,  bright 11-year-old Maison, who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s, spends visitation day with his father in prison–a place he used to call “naughty school” before he realized it was a prison. His dad tries to get Maison to accept his beloved father isn’t innocent, but their … READ MORE

People’s Republic of Desire

In an age where the power of technology helps us connect, are we as isolated as ever? People’s Republic of Desire exposes the baffling reality of how virtual relationships are replacing real-life human connections through China’s video-based social network YY––a hugely popular gathering place for over 300 million people in China.  

Tre Maison Dasan – Trailer

Told directly through the eyes of the children themselves, Tre Maison Dasan is a moving portrait of three unforgettable young boys struggling to grow up with a parent in prison. They face the pressure of growing up in a society that often demonizes their parents, provides little support for their families, and assumes “the apple … READ MORE

Is This Real Life: The Live Streaming Craze Explained

By Siyi Chen When my dad, a small businessman from Southeast China, asked me, his social media-savvy daughter, how to utilize the internet to help sell his agricultural products, the first thing that came to mind was live streaming. “It’s kind of like the TV shopping channels you watch,” I tried to explain to him, … READ MORE

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

RaMell Ross’s Oscar-nominated Hale County This Morning, This Evening, one of the year’s most critically acclaimed films, is a dreamy and intimate journey through the world of Hale County, Alabama, a richly detailed glimpse into life in America’s Black Belt.  

People’s Republic of Desire – Trailer

In an age where the power of technology helps us connect, are we as isolated as ever? People’s Republic of Desire exposes the baffling reality of how virtual relationships are replacing real-life human connections through China’s video-based social network YY––a hugely popular gathering place for over 300 million people in China. From the super-rich, who lavish … READ MORE

Black Memorabilia

Black Memorabilia explores the world of racist material, both antique and newly produced, that propagate demeaning representations of African Americans. From industrial China to the rural South to Brooklyn, the film shines a light on those who reproduce, consume and reclaim racially-charged items, from banks to Mammy kitchenware, confederate flags, Nazi insignia and other ephemera. … READ MORE