Keeper of the Beat: A Woman's Journey into the Heart of Drumming
Keeper of the Beat is a documentary on the life and music of acclaimed drummer, composer and teacher, Barbara Borden. Filmed on four continents by David L. Brown, the film tells Borden's inspiring story through performance, interviews, archival material and excerpts of Borden's autobiographical percussion play, "She Dares to Drum."
Women Outward Bound
Profiles the first group of young women to participate in an Outward Bound survival school course in 1965. During their experience, the young women forged a special bond, and at a reunion 47 years later, they reminisce about lessons learned and memories made, with some revelations... that they were a part of changing the course of history.
Learn about the legacy of Wilma Mankiller, who overcame sexism to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first woman Principal Chief. Through archival footage and interviews, Mankiller examines the life of one of the country’s most important woman leaders.
Independent Lens: Dolores
With unprecedented access, Peter Bratt's film Dolores chronicles Huerta’s life from her childhood in Stockton, California to her early years with the United Farm Workers, from her work with the headline-making grape boycott launched in 1965 to her role in the feminist movement of the '70s, to her continued work as a fearless activist.
Doc World: The Departure
In a temple nestled among the rice fields in rural Japan, Zen Buddhist monk Ittetsu Nemoto is devoted to his life’s work: preventing suicides. He does anything to help them rediscover their will to live. But Nemoto's work begins to take a toll on his family and health, and he must learn to draw the line between his patients and his own life.
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.