Let the Church Say Amen

In an impoverished Washington, D.C. neighborhood just blocks from the White House, unemployment, homelessness, and violence are part of everyday life. But for some residents, strength and salvation can be found in a tiny storefront church.

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Sisters of ’77

On an historic weekend in November 1977, 20,000 people attended the first federally funded National Women’s Conference in Houston, Texas, where they hammered out resolutions that revolutionized the women’s movement.

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A Hard Straight

A gang member, a hustler, and a small-time dealer discover that walking out the prison gates is just the beginning in this intimate film on the experience of doing time and trying to go straight in an unsympathetic — and often hostile — society.

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The Day My God Died

This unforgettable examination of the growing plague of sex slavery weaves footage from Bombay brothels with stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex trade.

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Afghanistan Unveiled

Filmed by the first-ever team of women video journalists trained in Afghanistan, this uncompromising film reveals the effects of the Taliban’s repressive rule and U.S.-sponsored bombing campaign on Afghan women.

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The Weather Underground

Speaking candidly for the first time on camera about their experiences, members of the Weather Underground face their pasts as privileged young men and women who turned to systematic violence in their efforts to stop the Vietnam War and start a revolution.

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T-Shirt Travels

An eye-opening documentary tracing how secondhand clothing donated to charity in the western world eventually lands in Zambia, Africa, and how the communities that trade and resell these clothes are impacted.

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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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Life Matters

In the 1960s, Baptist minister Curtis Boyd left his East Texas pulpit to become a doctor, providing safe abortions before it was legal. This portrait by his son Kyle, offers a myth-shattering look at a father, his times and his community.

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Sisters in Resistance

A chronicle of the heroism and lifelong friendships of four young non-Jewish women who were imprisoned during World War II for their resistance to the Nazi occupation of France.

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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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