America ReFramed: The Invisible Patients
Through the story of Jessica Macleod, a dedicated nurse practitioner, and her four homebound patients, The Invisible Patients sheds light on some of the most urgent healthcare issues facing the country today. It challenges us to wrestle with healthcare policy, and as importantly, asks how to care for all persons with dignity and respect.
America ReFramed: 100 Years: One Woman's Fight for Justice
Elouise Cobell's relentless pursuit of justice led her to find remedy for over half a million Native American account holders whose funds were held by the U.S. government in trust for a century. 100 Years: One Woman's Fight for Justice is the compelling story of this little known hero, and petite Blackfeet warrior, and how she prevailed.
Stories from the Stage: Stand Up
There are those moments when you have to stand up and speak out, changing everything. Andy takes his political activism door-to-door; Katie discovers how compassion can cross the language barrier; and Yvette battles exclusion by redefining her Blackness. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Stand Up, hosted by Theresa Okokon.
Stories from the Stage: Take a Stand
Sometimes, you have to stick up for yourself, or somebody else...even when that little voice tells you it’s safer to keep quiet. Rev. Mariama gets down and dirty for a cause; Myles stops ignoring his stutter; and Tereza speaks up about her undocumented status. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Take a Stand, hosted by Theresa Okokon.
POV: Do Not Resist
A vital and influential exploration of the militarization of the police in the U.S. Do Not Resist puts viewers in the center of the action — from inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of "righteous violence" to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments.
Independent Lens: Rat Film
“There ain’t ever been a rat problem in Baltimore. It’s a people problem.” A unique blend of history, science and sci-fi, poetry and portraiture, Theo Anthony's directorial debut Rat Film explores how racial segregation, discriminatory lending practices known as “redlining,” and environmental racism built the Baltimore that exists today.
Independent Lens: Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century, and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for over 150 years — yet remains largely unknown. With Tell Them We Are Rising, the powerful story of the rise, influence, and evolution of HBCUs comes to life.
Independent Lens: Winnie
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is one of the most misunderstood and intriguing of contemporary female political figures. Winnie explores her life and contribution to the struggle to bring down apartheid, with insight from Winnie, those closest to her and the enemies who sought to extinguish her radical capacity to shake up the order of things.