My Life in China
An unvarnished portrait of the life and memories of a stoic and reticent man committed to his family, My Life in China retraces the perilous steps filmmaker Kenneth Eng's father chanced in search of a better life. Exploring the themes of home, exile and belonging, the film is a story about promise, purpose and living life without regrets.
America ReFramed: The Grace Lee Project
Growing up, Grace Lee was the only “Grace Lee” she knew. Upon moving to New York and California, she discovered quite the opposite. In her quest to uncover how the name “Grace” became ubiquitous among Asian Americans, the filmmaker speaks with many subjects named Grace Lee, focusing on the individuality and humanity of all who share her name.
Bard in the Backcountry
Bard in the Backcountry is a behind-the-scenes look at Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, revealing the impact the traveling tour has on the young actors and people who put in the effort to bring Shakespeare to town. This journey provides a glimpse of the relevance that Shakespearean theater still holds for the townspeople across the region.
The Living Dream: 100 Years of Rocky Mountain National Park
For centuries, human beings have been visiting this inspirational place. Native Americans came here for spiritual renewal. Mountain men came dreaming of furs and gold - they found something else. Dreams have been made, lost and made again in this extraordinary landscape. This is the story of Rocky Mountain National Park.
POV: The Return
In 2012, California amended its "Three Strikes" law — one of the harshest criminal sentencing policies in the U.S. Within days of its passing, the reintegration of thousands of "lifers" was underway. The Return examines this unprecedented reform through the eyes of those on the front lines. What can this experiment teach the nation?
Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaii
Pidgin: The Voice of Hawai'i profiles the language - part English, part Hawaiian, with influences from other languages - of Hawaii’s working people in its rise from plantation jargon to a source of island identity and pride. Born on sugar plantations and spoken by more than half of Hawai'i’s population, the film sheds lights on this colorful language.
Independent Lens: Dogtown Redemption
A surprising number of people make their living off our nation’s vast rivers of trash. Dogtown Redemption follows the lives of three people over the course of seven years: a recycling hustler, a former minister and the daughter of a prominent family. Each survives by redeeming recyclables in "Dogtown," an area of West Oakland, California.
Independent Lens: The Armor of Light
The Armor of Light follows the journey of Evangelical minister Rob Schenck, who is trying to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America, and Lucy McBath, the mother of an unarmed teenager who was murdered in Florida and whose story cast a spotlight on the state’s “Stand Your Ground” laws.