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"This is How I'm Gonna Be"

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When Fred Martinez told his mother that he felt as if he was both a boy and a girl, she explained that this was a special gift, according to traditional Navajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at 16.

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About the Film

About the Film

Learn more about the nadleehi and dilbaa in Navajo traditions.

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Dogtown Redemption

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Dogtown Redemption

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Welcome to Leith

Watch this episode through August 1st.

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Welcome to Leith

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Wilhemina's War

Watch this episode through July 27.

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Wilhemina's War

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Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

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Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

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Informed Consent

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

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Informed Consent

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Puzzling Women's Health Regulations

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

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Puzzling Women's Health Regulations

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Unnecessary Equipment

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

1:57

Unnecessary Equipment

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A Former Minister Living on the Streets

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

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A Former Minister Living on the Streets

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Miss Kay

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

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Miss Kay

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Recyclers vs. NIMBYs

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

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Recyclers vs. NIMBYs

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Recycling Balancing Act

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

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Recycling Balancing Act

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The Reverend at the Gun Range

The Armor of Light premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

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Coming to Independent Lens: Trapped

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

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Coming to Independent Lens: Trapped

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Coming to Independent Lens: Dogtown Redemption

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

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Coming to Independent Lens: Dogtown Redemption

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Coming to Independent Lens: The Armor of Light

The Armor of Light premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

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Coming to Independent Lens: The Armor of Light

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Coming to Independent Lens: Peace Officer

Peace Officer premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 9, 2016.

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Coming to Independent Lens: Peace Officer

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