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The Revolutionary Optimists

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Children in the slums of Calcutta are starting a revolution. Called to action by visionary former attorney Amlan Ganguly, the 'Daredevils' have already made radical health and sanitation improvements in one of the city's poorest slums - awakening a neglected populace to the real possibility of change.

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The Bad Kids

Watch this film through April 14th.

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The Bad Kids

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Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

Watch this film through November 4, 2019.

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Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

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Indian Relay

Watch this film through November 17, 2017.

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Indian Relay

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SEED: The Untold Story - Botanical Explorer Joe - Clip

SEED: The Untold Story premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 17, 2017.

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SEED: The Untold Story - Seeds Are Magic - Clip

SEED: The Untold Story premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 17, 2017.

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SEED: The Untold Story - Trailer

SEED: The Untold Story premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 17, 2017.

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SEED: The Untold Story - Trailer

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Newtown - "We Don't Have a Teacher" - Clip

Newtown premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 3, 2017.

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Newtown - "We Don't Have a Teacher" - Clip

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Independent Lens

Ovarian Psycos - East L.A. & Chicano Civil Rights - Clip

Ovarian Psycos premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, March 27, 2017.

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Ovarian Psycos - East L.A. & Chicano Civil Rights - Clip

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Independent Lens

Ovarian Psycos - Returning to Childhood Home of Abuse - Clip

Ovarian Psycos premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, March 27, 2017.

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Ovarian Psycos - Returning to Childhood Home of Abuse - Clip

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Ovarian Psycos - Women Find Strength in Numbers - Clip

Ovarian Psycos premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, March 27, 2017.

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Ovarian Psycos - Women Find Strength in Numbers - Clip

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Ovarian Psycos - Trailer

Ovarian Psycos premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, March 27, 2017.

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Ovarian Psycos - Trailer

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National Bird - Trailer

National Bird premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 1, 2017.

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National Bird - Trailer

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Independent Lens

Newtown - Trailer

Newtown premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 3, 2017.

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Newtown - Trailer

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The Bad Kids - Trailer

The Bad Kids premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 20, 2017.

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The Bad Kids - Trailer

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TOWER - Trailer

TOWER premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

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