Doc World: One Child
On May 12, 2008, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan, China, killing nearly 90,000 people - many of them children. Under China’s strict family planning policy, every one is their family’s only child. Follow three families from the city of Beichuan as they struggle to understand the disaster and find a way to live with their personal tragedy.
D-Day: Over Normandy
Narrated by New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, the documentary D-Day: Over Normandy focuses on the personal stories of those who served in in World War II. The modern-day aerial footage is accompanied by interviews with veterans, mixed with archival footage of the June 6, 1944 “D-Day” invasion, and maps and photo animations.
The Last Ring Home
The story of Lieutenant Commander Nathaniel Minter Dial’s Annapolis Naval Academy ring, that miraculously made its way home 17 years after he was killed as a POW of the Japanese in WWII. The Last Ring Home is a tribute to Lt. Dial, the producer's grandfather, and all members of the Greatest Generation.
Hunting in Wartime
Hunting in Wartime profiles Tlingit veterans from Hoonah, Alaska who saw combat during the Vietnam War. The veterans talk about surviving trauma, relating to Vietnamese communities, readjusting to civilian life and serving a government that systematically oppresses native people. Their stories show the lasting affects of war on all.
Independent Lens: They Call Us Monsters
They Call Us Monsters goes behind the walls of the Compound, a high-security facility where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile criminals. To their advocates, they’re kids. To the system, they’re adults. To their victims, they’re monsters.
Independent Lens: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes
In the United States there are 2.2 million people in prison, up from only 300,000 forty years ago, yet for most Americans, prisons have never felt more distant or more out of sight. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes excavates the hidden world of the modern prison system and explores lives outside the gates affected by prisons.
Independent Lens: Forever Pure
An Israeli soccer club's fans waged a racist campaign after their team, Beitar, added two Muslim players from Chechnya. Forever Pure examines the clash between personal identity, politics, money and sports, and how racism has the potential to destroy not only a team but an entire society.
Independent Lens: National Bird
Follows the journey of three whistleblowers determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war, which has been waged globally for more than a decade. The film gives rare insight into the program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, to explore the complexities of drone warfare.