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When civil war came to Rose's Congolese village, she was separated from her five-year-old daughter, Nangabire. Rose Mapendo managed to escape with nine of her 10 children and was eventually resettled in Phoenix, Arizona. More than a decade later, mother and daughter are reunited in the U.S. where they must come to terms with the past and build a new future.

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Independent Lens

Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

Watch this film through November 4, 2019.

53:57

Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

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Independent Lens

Indian Relay

Watch this film through November 17, 2017.

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Indian Relay

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Los Graduados - Los Jóvenes

Segunda parte de Los Graduados

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Los Graduados - Los Jóvenes

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Independent Lens

The Graduates - The Boys

Part Two of The Graduates

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The Graduates - The Boys

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Video thumbnail: Independent Lens "Crypto-Nazi" and Other Insults

Independent Lens

"Crypto-Nazi" and Other Insults

Best of Enemies premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, October 3, 2016.

"Crypto-Nazi" and Other Insults

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Independent Lens

America Split at the Seams

Best of Enemies premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, October 3, 2016.

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America Split at the Seams

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Independent Lens

In Football We Trust - Harvey Langi

Available into perpetuity.

7:07

In Football We Trust - Harvey Langi

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Independent Lens

Little White Lie Lacie Schwartz

Available into perpetuity.

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Little White Lie Lacie Schwartz

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Independent Lens

Best of Enemies - Trailer

Best of Enemies premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, October 3, 2016.

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Best of Enemies - Trailer

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Independent Lens

T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold - Trailer

T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

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T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold - Trailer

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Independent Lens

TRAPPED - Trailer

Trapped premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, June 20, 2016.

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TRAPPED - Trailer

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Independent Lens

Dogtown Redemption - Trailer

Dogtown Redemption premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 16, 2016.

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Dogtown Redemption - Trailer

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