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This is a list of films from the Independent Lens series on PBS. All airdates are relative to this series as many of these films were screened, either in theaters or on television, before becoming a part of the Independent Lens series. After the third season, PBS expanded and relaunched the series in 2003 declaring what is technically the fourth season as the new first season. As a result, any reference made by PBS or ITVS to a season number will be three less than the number represented in this list. For example, PBS declares the 2007-2008 season as season 6, but this complete list shows it as season 9. The 2014-2015 season is regarded as the 13th season for the series.

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110August 9, 1999 (1999-08-09)October 11, 1999 (1999-10-11)
210October 2, 2000 (2000-10-02)December 4, 2000 (2000-12-04)
310September 7, 2001 (2001-09-07)November 9, 2001 (2001-11-09)
414February 4, 2003 (2003-02-04)June 3, 2003 (2003-06-03)
528October 14, 2003 (2003-10-14)June 15, 2004 (2004-06-15)
627October 26, 2004 (2004-10-26)June 14, 2005 (2005-06-14)
729October 11, 2005 (2005-10-11)June 22, 2006 (2006-06-22)
827October 24, 2006 (2006-10-24)June 5, 2007 (2007-06-05)
926October 16, 2007 (2007-10-16)June 19, 2008 (2008-06-19)
1025October 22, 2008 (2008-10-22)June 19, 2009 (2009-06-19)
1127October 13, 2009 (2009-10-13)June 1, 2010 (2010-06-01)
1225October 19, 2010 (2010-10-19)June 14, 2011 (2011-06-14)
1327October 13, 2011 (2011-10-13)July 26, 2012 (2012-07-26)
1418October 1, 2012 (2012-10-01)June 17, 2013 (2013-06-17)
1522September 30, 2013 (2013-09-30)June 16, 2014 (2014-06-16)
1619October 13, 2014 (2014-10-13)June 22, 2015 (2015-06-22)
1720October 20, 2015 (2015-10-20)August 1, 2016 (2016-08-01)
1821October 3, 2016 (2016-10-03)June 19, 2017 (2017-06-19)
1920October 11, 2017 (2017-10-11)May 28, 2018 (2018-05-28)
2020October 29, 2018 (2018-10-29)May 20, 2019 (2019-05-20)
2119October 29, 2019 (2019-10-29)June 22, 2020 (2020-06-22)
2215October 19, 2020 (2020-10-19)June 28, 2021 (2021-06-28)
2315October 11, 2021 (2021-10-11)May 16, 2022 (2022-05-16)
2416September 12, 2022 (2022-09-12)June 20, 2023 (2023-06-20)
2516September 19, 2023 (2023-09-19)May 24, 2024 (2024-05-24)


Episodes

denotes that the title is a short film

Season 1 (1999)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
11Wannabe: Life and Death in a Small-Town GangJohn WhiteheadAugust 9, 1999 (1999-08-09)
22Nothing But the TruthMark Steven ShepherdAugust 16, 1999 (1999-08-16)
33Visas and Virtue
I Am Viet Hung
Chris Tashima
Diep N. Bui
August 23, 1999 (1999-08-23)
44The Man Who Drove with MandelaGreta SchillerAugust 30, 1999 (1999-08-30)
55The Jew in the LotusLaurel ChitenSeptember 6, 1999 (1999-09-06)
66Holy Tortilla
Lock and Key
Lauren Ivy Chiong
Kisha Cameron
September 13, 1999 (1999-09-13)
77And Baby Makes TwoOren Rudavsky and Judy KatzSeptember 20, 1999 (1999-09-20)
88Sing Faster: The Stagehands' Ring CycleJon H. ElseSeptember 27, 1999 (1999-09-27)
99Secret PeopleJohn Anderson and Laura HarrisonOctober 4, 1999 (1999-10-04)
1010I Can't Believe I Married A LesbianStuart PerkinOctober 11, 1999 (1999-10-11)

Season 2 (2000)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
111Now & Then: From Frosh to SeniorsDaniel Geller and Dayna GoldfineOctober 2, 2000 (2000-10-02)
122No Hair DayBob BurnsOctober 9, 2000 (2000-10-09)
133Short StoriesRobert ByrdOctober 16, 2000 (2000-10-16)
144Born in the USAMarcia JarmelOctober 23, 2000 (2000-10-23)
155Girl Gone BadLouis YansenOctober 30, 2000 (2000-10-30)
166Passing Through
Graham's Diner
Nathan Adolfson
Courtney Byrd
November 6, 2000 (2000-11-06)
177The Return of Navajo BoyJeff SpitzNovember 13, 2000 (2000-11-13)
188Music in Their BonesNorton DillNovember 20, 2000 (2000-11-20)
199In Harm's Way
Carved From the Heart
Jan Krawitz
Ellen Frankenstein
November 27, 2000 (2000-11-27)
2010A Wok in ProgressPaul Kwan and Arnold IgerDecember 4, 2000 (2000-12-04)

Season 3 (2001)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
211Confederacy TheoryRyan DeussingSeptember 7, 2001 (2001-09-07)
222Secrets of Silicon ValleyAlan Snitow and Deborah KaufmanSeptember 14, 2001 (2001-09-14)
233Abandoned: The Betrayal of America's ImmigrantsDavid Belle and Nicholas WrathallSeptember 21, 2001 (2001-09-21)
244Good Kurds, Bad KurdsKevin McKiernanSeptember 28, 2001 (2001-09-28)
255Who Owns the Past?Jed RiffeOctober 5, 2001 (2001-10-05)
266The Split Horn: Life of a Hmong Shaman in AmericaTaggart SiegelOctober 12, 2001 (2001-10-12)
277UndetectableJay CorcoranOctober 19, 2001 (2001-10-19)
288GibtownMelissa ShachatOctober 26, 2001 (2001-10-26)
299Open OutcryJon ElseNovember 2, 2001 (2001-11-02)
3010Romancing the ThroneDominic OzanneNovember 9, 2001 (2001-11-09)

Season 4 (2003)

Note: After the third season, PBS expanded and relaunched the series in 2003 declaring what is technically the fourth season as the new first season. As a result, any reference made by PBS or ITVS to a season number will be three less than the number represented in this list. For example, PBS declares the 2007-2008 season as season 6, but this complete list shows it as season 9.

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
311Maggie GrowlsBarbara Attie and Janet GoldwaterFebruary 4, 2003 (2003-02-04)
322Off the Charts: The Song-Poem StoryJamie MeltzerFebruary 11, 2003 (2003-02-11)
333On This IslandStephanie SlewkaFebruary 18, 2003 (2003-02-18)
344Downside UpNancy KellyFebruary 25, 2003 (2003-02-25)
355Los Trabajadores/The WorkersHeather CourtneyMarch 25, 2003 (2003-03-25)
366ChiefsDaniel JungeApril 1, 2003 (2003-04-01)
377Strange FruitJoel KatzApril 8, 2003 (2003-04-08)
388Bird by Bird with AnnieFreida Lee MockApril 22, 2003 (2003-04-22)
399Sisters in ResistanceMaia WechslerApril 29, 2003 (2003-04-29)
4010Heart of the SeaCharlotte Lagarde and Lisa DenkerMay 6, 2003 (2003-05-06)
4111Guns & MothersThom PowersMay 13, 2003 (2003-05-13)
4212Razing AppalachiaSasha WatersMay 20, 2003 (2003-05-20)
4313Hansel Mieth: Vagabond PhotographerNancy SchiesariMay 27, 2003 (2003-05-27)
4414Daddy & PapaJohnny SymonsJune 3, 2003 (2003-06-03)

Season 5 (2003–04)

Episode 510 is a short film block titled "Man Bites Shorts".
Episode 518 "T-Shirt Travels" was first broadcast on PBS on June 1, 2002, but not as part of the Independent Lens series.[1]
* The New Americans is a seven-hour, three-part special, and therefore does not have an episode number.

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
451Worst Possible Illusion: The Curiosity Cabinet of Vik MunizAnne-Marie RussellOctober 14, 2003 (2003-10-14)
462Foto-Novelas 2: Broken Sky
Foto-Novelas 2: Junkyard Saints
Carlos AvilaOctober 21, 2003 (2003-10-21)
473Shaolin Ulysses: Kungfu Monks in AmericaMartha Burr and Mei-Juin ChenOctober 28, 2003 (2003-10-28)
484A Wedding in RamallahSherine SalamaNovember 4, 2003 (2003-11-04)
495Be Good, Smile PrettyTracy Droz TragosNovember 11, 2003 (2003-11-11)
506LivermoreRachel Raney and David MurrayNovember 25, 2003 (2003-11-25)
517Eroica!Alan MillerDecember 9, 2003 (2003-12-09)
528Loaded Gun: Life, and Death, and DickinsonJim WolpawDecember 16, 2003 (2003-12-16)
539Get the Fire! Young Mormon Missionaries AbroadNancy du PlessisDecember 23, 2003 (2003-12-23)
5410Compulsory Breathing
Don't Nobody Love the Game More Than Me
Sergi
Dilly Dally
Tom Hits His Head
Bike Ride
David Munro
Martha Pinson
Paul Sullivan
Mark Pellington
Tom Putnam
Tom Schroeder
December 30, 2003 (2003-12-30)
5511Make 'em Dance: The Hackberry Ramblers' StoryJohn WhiteheadJanuary 13, 2004 (2004-01-13)
5612Life MattersKyle BoydJanuary 20, 2004 (2004-01-20)
5713Why Can't We Be a Family Again?
Downpour Resurfacing
Roger Weisberg and Murray Nossel
Frances Nkara
January 27, 2004 (2004-01-27)
5814Nat Turner: A Troublesome PropertyCharles BurnettFebruary 10, 2004 (2004-02-10)
5915A Place of Our OwnStanley Nelson Jr.February 17, 2004 (2004-02-17)
6016Jimmy Scott: If You Only KnewMatthew BuzzellFebruary 24, 2004 (2004-02-24)
6117Sentencing the VictimLiz OakleyMarch 2, 2004 (2004-03-02)
6218T-Shirt TravelsShantha BloemenMarch 23, 2004 (2004-03-23)
N/AN/AThe New Americans Episode OneUnknownMarch 29, 2004 (2004-03-29)
N/AN/AThe New Americans Episode TwoUnknownMarch 30, 2004 (2004-03-30)
N/AN/AThe New Americans Episode ThreeUnknownMarch 31, 2004 (2004-03-31)
6319Every Child is Born a Poet: The Life and Work of Piri ThomasJonathan RobinsonApril 6, 2004 (2004-04-06)
6420Love InventoryDavid FisherApril 13, 2004 (2004-04-13)
6521Ram Dass: Fierce GraceMickey LemleApril 20, 2004 (2004-04-20)
6622The Weather UndergroundSam GreenApril 27, 2004 (2004-04-27)
6723One Night at the Grand Star
Double Exposure
Natasha Uppal
Kit-Yin Snyder
May 4, 2004 (2004-05-04)
6824RefugeeSpencer NakasakoMay 11, 2004 (2004-05-11)
6925Death of a ShamanRichard HallMay 27, 2004 (2004-05-27)
7026CosmopolitanNisha GanatraJune 1, 2004 (2004-06-01)
7127Sumo East and WestFerne PearlsteinJune 8, 2004 (2004-06-08)
7228The Amasong Chorus: Singing OutJay RosensteinJune 15, 2004 (2004-06-15)

Season 6 (2004–05)

Episode 608 is a short film block titled "Short, Not Sweet".

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
731The Political Dr. SeussRon LamotheOctober 26, 2004 (2004-10-26)
742Polka TimeLisa BlackstoneNovember 9, 2004 (2004-11-09)
753Afghanistan UnveiledBrigitte BraultNovember 16, 2004 (2004-11-16)
764Los Angeles NowPhillip RodriguezNovember 23, 2004 (2004-11-23)
775The Day My God DiedAndrew LevineNovember 30, 2004 (2004-11-30)
786Girl WrestlerDiane ZanderDecember 14, 2004 (2004-12-14)
797Fine.
Doki-Doki
Michael Downing
Chris Eska
December 21, 2004 (2004-12-21)
808The Fine Line Between Cute and Creepy
La Puppé
A Monster's Calling
The School
Why the Anderson Children Didn't Come to Dinner
Robert D. Slane
Timothy Greenberg
Louise Johnson
Ezra Krybus and Matthew Miller
Jamie Travis
December 28, 2004 (2004-12-28)
819A Hard StraightGoro ToshimaJanuary 4, 2005 (2005-01-04)
8210A Touch of GreatnessLeslie SullivanJanuary 11, 2005 (2005-01-11)
8311Power TripPaul DevlinJanuary 25, 2005 (2005-01-25)
8412February One: The Story of the Greensboro FourUnknownFebruary 1, 2005 (2005-02-01)
8513On a RollJoanne CaputoFebruary 15, 2005 (2005-02-15)
8614Thunder in GuyanaSuzanne WassermanFebruary 22, 2005 (2005-02-22)
8715Sisters of '77Cynthia Salzman Mondell and Allen MondellMarch 1, 2005 (2005-03-01)
8816Sunset StoryLaura GabbertMarch 22, 2005 (2005-03-22)
8917Let the Church Say AmenDavid PetersenMarch 29, 2005 (2005-03-29)
9018A Lion's TrailFrançois VersterApril 5, 2005 (2005-04-05)
9119Keeping Time: The Life, Music and Photographs of Milt HintonDavid G. Berger, Holly Maxson and Kate HirsonApril 12, 2005 (2005-04-12)
9220End of the Century: The Ramones
Joe Strummer Rocks Again
Michael Gramaglia and Jim Fields
Dick Rude
April 26, 2005 (2005-04-26)
9321The Last Letter
Zyklon Portrait
The Walnut Tree
Frederick Wiseman
Elida Schogt
May 3, 2005 (2005-05-03)
9422ImeldaRamona DiazMay 10, 2005 (2005-05-10)
9523Vietnam: The Next GenerationSandy NorthropMay 17, 2005 (2005-05-17)
9624Red Hook JusticeMeema SpadolaMay 24, 2005 (2005-05-24)
9725Double Dare
Piki and Poko: Taking the Dare!
Amanda Micheli
Mark Ewert and David Cutler
May 31, 2005 (2005-05-31)
9826Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles StoryJordan MechnerJune 7, 2005 (2005-06-07)
9927Brother to BrotherRodney EvansJune 14, 2005 (2005-06-14)

Season 7 (2005–06)

Episode 710 is a short film block titled "Short Stack: Lost & Found".

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
1001Parliament-Funkadelic: One Nation Under A GrooveYvonne SmithOctober 11, 2005 (2005-10-11)
1012En Route to BaghdadSimone DuarteOctober 18, 2005 (2005-10-18)
1023The Last CowboyJon AlpertOctober 25, 2005 (2005-10-25)
1034A Family at WarJørgen Flindt PedersenNovember 8, 2005 (2005-11-08)
1045Mirror DanceFrances McElroy and María Teresa RodríguezNovember 15, 2005 (2005-11-15)
1056Race is the PlaceRaymond Telles and Rick Tejada-FloresNovember 22, 2005 (2005-11-22)
1067Maid in AmericaAnayansi PradoNovember 29, 2005 (2005-11-29)
1078Seoul TrainJim Butterworth, Lisa Sleeth and Aaron LubarskyDecember 13, 2005 (2005-12-13)
1089Sisters: Portrait of a Benedictine CommunityJohn HansonDecember 20, 2005 (2005-12-20)
10910Agora
John and Michael
Miracle Mile
The Raftman's Razor
Reservation Warparties
Chris Newberry
Shira Avni
Dong Hyeuk Hwang
Keith Bearden
Angelique Midthunder
December 27, 2005 (2005-12-27)
11011SheriffDaniel KrausJanuary 3, 2006 (2006-01-03)
11112Girl TroubleLexi Leban and Lidia SzajkoJanuary 17, 2006 (2006-01-17)
11213Almost HomeBrad Lichtenstein and Lisa GildehausJanuary 31, 2006 (2006-01-31)
11314Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black PowerSandra Dickson and Churchill RobertsFebruary 7, 2006 (2006-02-07)
11415July '64Chris Christopher and Carvin EisonFebruary 14, 2006 (2006-02-14)
11516The Loss of Nameless ThingsBill RoseFebruary 28, 2006 (2006-02-28)
11617Troop 1500Ellen SpiroMarch 21, 2006 (2006-03-21)
11718Taking the Heat: The First Women Firefighters of New York CityBann RoyMarch 28, 2006 (2006-03-28)
11819TrudellHeather RaeApril 11, 2006 (2006-04-11)
11920La SierraScott Dalton and Margarita MartinezApril 18, 2006 (2006-04-18)
12021A League of Ordinary GentlemenChris BrowneApril 25, 2006 (2006-04-25)
12122Music from the Inside OutDaniel AnkerMay 2, 2006 (2006-05-02)
12223Fishbowl
American Made
Kayo Hatta
Sharat Raju
May 9, 2006 (2006-05-09)
12324Frozen AngelsEric Black and Frauke SandigMay 16, 2006 (2006-05-16)
12425The Devil's MinerKief Davidson and Richard LadkaniMay 23, 2006 (2006-05-23)
12526The Great Pink ScareTug Yourgrau and Dan MillerJune 6, 2006 (2006-06-06)
12627The Real Dirt on Farmer JohnTaggart SiegelJune 13, 2006 (2006-06-13)
12728"A Lion in the House" (Part 1)Steven Bognar and Julia ReichertJune 21, 2006 (2006-06-21)
12829"A Lion in the House" (Part 2)Steven Bognar and Julia ReichertJune 22, 2006 (2006-06-22)

Season 8 (2006–07)

Episode 803 "Still Life with Animated Dogs" was first broadcast on PBS on March 29, 2001, but not as part of the Independent Lens series.
Episode 809 is a short film block titled "Short Stack 2006".

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
1291The World According to Sesame StreetLinda Goldstein Knowlton and Linda Hawkins CostiganOctober 24, 2006 (2006-10-24)
1302Muskrat LovelyAmy NicholsonOctober 31, 2006 (2006-10-31)
1313Still Life with Animated DogsPaul FierlingerOctober 24, 2006 (2006-10-24)
1324Paul Conrad: Drawing FireBarbara Multer-WellinNovember 7, 2006 (2006-11-07)
1335Democracy on Deadline: The Global Struggle for an Independent PressCal SkaggsNovember 21, 2006 (2006-11-21)
1346Two Square MilesBarbara EttingerNovember 28, 2006 (2006-11-28)
1357A Sad Flower in the SandJan LouterDecember 12, 2006 (2006-12-12)
1368Revolucion: Five VisionsNicole CattellDecember 19, 2006 (2006-12-19)
1379Paris, 1951
Someday Flowers Bloom
The Zit
My Life Disoriented
Jasmin Gordon
Mai Heiselmann
Mike Blum
Eric Byler
December 26, 2006 (2006-12-26)
13810A Fish StoryCourtney Hayes and Tim GallagherJanuary 2, 2007 (2007-01-02)
13911ShadyaRoy WestlerJanuary 16, 2007 (2007-01-16)
14012Beyond the CallAdrian BelicJanuary 23, 2007 (2007-01-23)
14113TwistedLaurel ChitenJanuary 30, 2007 (2007-01-30)
14214Billy Strayhorn: Lush LifeRobert LeviFebruary 6, 2007 (2007-02-06)
14315Motherland AfghanistanSedika MojadidiFebruary 13, 2007 (2007-02-13)
14416Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and RhymesByron HurtFebruary 20, 2007 (2007-02-20)
14517Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?Frank PopperFebruary 27, 2007 (2007-02-27)
14618StolenRebecca DreyfusMarch 20, 2007 (2007-03-20)
14719Race to ExecutionRachel LyonMarch 27, 2007 (2007-03-27)
14820China BlueMicha X. PeledApril 3, 2007 (2007-04-03)
14921Black GoldMarc Francis and Nick FrancisApril 10, 2007 (2007-04-10)
15022Enron: The Smartest Guys in the RoomAlex GibneyApril 24, 2007 (2007-04-24)
15123The Cats of MirikitaniLinda HattendorfMay 8, 2007 (2007-05-08)
15224Sentenced HomeNicole Newnham and David GrabiasMay 15, 2007 (2007-05-15)
15325KnockingJoel P. Engardio and Tom ShepardMay 22, 2007 (2007-05-22)
15426The Wild Parrots of Telegraph HillJudy IrvingMay 29, 2007 (2007-05-29)
15527La Lupe: Queen of Latin SoulEla TroyanoJune 5, 2007 (2007-06-05)

Season 9 (2007–08)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
1561WordplayPatrick CreadonOctober 16, 2007 (2007-10-16)
Subject: Crossword puzzle solvers
1572Please Vote for MeWeijun ChenOctober 23, 2007 (2007-10-23)
Subject: Chinese primary school election
1583Storm of EmotionsYael KlopmannOctober 30, 2007 (2007-10-30)
Subject:
1594Red White Black & BlueTom PutnamNovember 6, 2007 (2007-11-06)
Subject:
1605Miss NavajoBilly LutherNovember 13, 2007 (2007-11-13)
Subject: Seven girls compete the Miss Navajo Nation pageant
1616The Creek Runs RedBradley Beesley and Julianna BrannumNovember 20, 2007 (2007-11-20)
1627Sisters in LawKim Longinotto and Florence AyisiNovember 27, 2007 (2007-11-27)
Subject:
1638The PaperAaron MatthewsDecember 11, 2007 (2007-12-11)
Subject:
1649An Unreasonable ManHenriette Mantel and Steve SkrovanDecember 18, 2007 (2007-12-18)
Subject: Ralph Nader
16510Today's ManLizzie GottliebJanuary 8, 2008 (2008-01-08)
Subject:
16611Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra IncognitaMaria FinitzoJanuary 15, 2008 (2008-01-15)
16712A Son's SacrificeYoni BrookJanuary 22, 2008 (2008-01-22)
Subject:
16813How Is Your Fish Today?Xiaolu GuoJanuary 29, 2008 (2008-01-29)
Subject: Part drama, part documentary about screenwriting
16914BanishedMarco WilliamsFebruary 19, 2008 (2008-02-19)
Subject: Banishment of blacks in post-Civil War America
17015Hard Road HomeMacky AlstonFebruary 26, 2008 (2008-02-26)
Subject:
17116Iron Ladies of LiberiaDaniel Junge and Siatta Scott JohnsonMarch 18, 2008 (2008-03-18)
Subject: Beauty pageant
17217CompañerasMatthew Buzzell and Elizabeth MassieApril 1, 2008 (2008-04-01)
Subject:
17318Water Flowing TogetherGwendolen CatesApril 8, 2008 (2008-04-08)
Subject:
17419King CornAaron WoolfApril 15, 2008 (2008-04-15)
Subject: Industrialization of maize farming
17520Na Kamalei: The Men of HulaLisette Marie FlanaryMay 6, 2008 (2008-05-06)
Subject:
17621A Dream in DoubtTami YeagerMay 20, 2008 (2008-05-20)
Subject:
17722New Year BabySocheata PoeuvMay 27, 2008 (2008-05-27)
Subject:
17823Writ WriterSusanne E. MasonJune 3, 2008 (2008-06-03)
Subject:
17924The Cool SchoolMorgan NevilleJune 10, 2008 (2008-06-10)
Subject:
18025Deep WaterLouise Osmond and Jerry RothwellJune 15, 2008 (2008-06-15)
Subject: Donald Crowhurst's attempted circumnavigation
18126Abduction: The Megumi Yokota StoryChris Sheridan and Patty KimJune 19, 2008 (2008-06-19)

Season 10 (2008–09)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
1821Chicago 10Brett MorgenOctober 22, 2008 (2008-10-22)
Subject: Chicago Seven trial
1832 Dinner With the PresidentSabiha Sumar and S. SathananthanOctober 28, 2008 (2008-10-28)
1843Knee DeepMichael ChandlerNovember 6, 2008 (2008-11-06)
Subject:
1854LionessMeg McLagan and Daria SommersNovember 13, 2008 (2008-11-13)
Subject: Women in the United States armed forces
1865March PointAnnie SilversteinNovember 18, 2008 (2008-11-18)
1876The Atom SmashersClayton Brown and Monica Long RossNovember 25, 2008 (2008-11-25)
Subject: Fermilab
1887DocImmy HumesDecember 9, 2008 (2008-12-09)
Subject: Harold L. Humes
1898Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor AtomicJon H. ElseDecember 16, 2008 (2008-12-16)
Subject: Opera based on Trinity (nuclear test)
1909Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to BroadwayAlbert Maysles Albert MayslesDecember 23, 2008 (2008-12-23)
Subject: Making of Grey Gardens (musical)
19110Operation FilmmakerNina DavenportDecember 30, 2008 (2008-12-30)
19211HelveticaGary HustwitJanuary 6, 2009 (2009-01-06)
Subject: Helvetica
19312Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey GreeneLoren MendellFebruary 3, 2009 (2009-02-03)
Subject:
19413Tulia, TexasCassandra Herrman and Kelly WhalenFebruary 10, 2009 (2009-02-10)
Subject:
19514Order of MythsMargaret BrownFebruary 24, 2009 (2009-02-24)
Subject: Mobile, Alabama's Carnival celebration
19615Arusi Persian WeddingMarjan TehraniMarch 17, 2009 (2009-03-17)
Subject:
19716Lakshmi and MeNishtha JainMarch 24, 2009 (2009-03-24)
Subject:
19817RecycleMahmoud al MassadMarch 31, 2009 (2009-03-31)
Subject:
19918Milking the RhinoDavid E. SimpsonApril 7, 2009 (2009-04-07)
Subject:
20019Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari MaathaiAlan Dater and Lisa MertonApril 14, 2009 (2009-04-14)
Subject: Wangari Maathai
20120Steal a Pencil for MeMichèle OhayonMay 26, 2009 (2009-05-26)
Subject:
20221At Home in UtopiaMichal GoldmanApril 28, 2009 (2009-04-28)
Subject:
20322Wings of DefeatRisa MorimotoMay 5, 2009 (2009-05-05)
Subject:
20423Crips and Bloods: Made in AmericaStacy PeraltaMay 12, 2009 (2009-05-12)
Subject:
20524Stranded: The Andes Plane Crash SurvivorsGonzalo ArijónMay 19, 2009 (2009-05-19)
Subject:
20625Ask NotJohnny SymonsJune 19, 2009 (2009-06-19)
20726Our Disappeared; Nuestros DesaparecidosUnknownSeptember 21, 2009 (2009-09-21)

Season 11 (2009–2010)

No.
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No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
2081Herb & DorothyMegumi SasakiOctober 13, 2009 (2009-10-13)
2092 Butte, MontanaPamela RobertsOctober 20, 2009 (2009-10-20)
Subject: Butte, Montana
2103Journals of a Wily SchoolSudeshna BoseOctober 27, 2009 (2009-10-27)
2114Power PathsBo BoudartNovember 3, 2009 (2009-11-03)
2125D TourJim GranatoNovember 10, 2009 (2009-11-10)
2136No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & VilmosJames ChressanthisNovember 17, 2009 (2009-11-17)
2147ObjectifiedGary HustwitNovember 24, 2009 (2009-11-24)
2158Between the FoldsVanessa GouldDecember 8, 2009 (2009-12-08)
Subject: Origami
2169Scenes from a ParishJames RutenbeckDecember 29, 2009 (2009-12-29)
21710Young@HeartStephen WalkerJanuary 12, 2010 (2010-01-12)
Subject: Young@Heart
21811Copyright CriminalsBenjamin FranzenJanuary 19, 2010 (2010-01-19)
Subject: Ramifications of music sampling in hip-hop[2]
2192P-Star RisingGabriel NobleFebruary 9, 2010 (2010-02-09)
Subject: P-Star
22013Herskovits at the Heart of BlacknessLlewellyn SmithFebruary 2, 2010 (2010-02-02)
22114MineGeralyn PezanoskiFebruary 16, 2010 (2010-02-16)
22215Behind the RainbowJihan El TahriFebruary 23, 2010 (2010-02-23)
22316The Eyes of MeKeith MaitlandMarch 2, 2010 (2010-03-02)
22417Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas)Monika NavarroMarch 23, 2010 (2010-03-23)
22518Whatever It TakesChristopher WongMarch 30, 2010 (2010-03-30)
22619Unmistaken ChildNati BaratzApril 7, 2010 (2010-04-07)
22720Blessed Is the MatchRoberta GrossmanApril 13, 2010 (2010-04-13)
22821Dirt! The MovieBill Benenson and Eugene RosowApril 20, 2010 (2010-04-20)
22922Garbage DreamsMai IskanderApril 27, 2010 (2010-04-27)
Subject: Zabbaleen
23023SunshineKaren SklossMay 4, 2010 (2010-05-04)
23124The Horse BoyMichel ScottMay 11, 2010 (2010-05-11)
23225Project KashmirSenain Kheshgi and Geeta V. PatelMay 18, 2010 (2010-05-18)
23326A Village Called VersaillesLeo ChiangMay 25, 2010 (2010-05-25)
23427Goodbye SoloRamin BahraniJune 1, 2010 (2010-06-01)

Season 12 (2010–11)

No.
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No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
2351The Parking Lot MovieMeghan EckmanOctober 19, 2010 (2010-10-19)
Subject: Parking lot workers
2362Art & CopyDoug PrayOctober 26, 2010 (2010-10-26)
Subject: Advertising
2373Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood IndianNeil DiamondNovember 2, 2010 (2010-11-02)
2384The Longoria AffairJohn J. ValadezNovember 9, 2010 (2010-11-09)
2395Lost SparrowChris BillingNovember 16, 2010 (2010-11-16)
Subject: Child abuse
2406Deep DownSally Rubin and Jen GilomenNovember 23, 2010 (2010-11-23)
241745365Bill Ross and Turner RossDecember 14, 2010 (2010-12-14)
Subject: Sidney, Ohio
2428The Calling: Part 1Danny AlpertDecember 20, 2010 (2010-12-20)
2439The Calling: Part 2Danny AlpertDecember 21, 2010 (2010-12-21)
24410Men Who SwimDylan WilliamsJanuary 4, 2011 (2011-01-04)
24511Children of HaitiAlexandria HammondJanuary 11, 2011 (2011-01-11)
Subject: Orphans in Haiti
24612For Once in My LifeJim Bigham and Mark MoormannFebruary 1, 2011 (2011-02-01)
Subject: Spirit of Goodwill Band and Disability
24713When I RiseMat HamesFebruary 8, 2011 (2011-02-08)
24814William S. Burroughs: A Man WithinYony LeyserFebruary 22, 2011 (2011-02-22)
24915Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's StoryDaniel BirmanMarch 1, 2011 (2011-03-01)
25016Pushing the ElephantBeth Davenport and Elizabeth MandelMarch 29, 2011 (2011-03-29)
Subject: Congolese American activist Rose Mapendo
25117The Desert of Forbidden ArtAmanda Pope and Tchavdar GeorgievApril 5, 2011 (2011-04-05)
Subject: Igor Savitsky
25218Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant ChildTamra DavisApril 12, 2011 (2011-04-12)
25319Waste LandLucy WalkerApril 19, 2011 (2011-04-19)
Subject: Vik Muniz land fill recycling "pickers"
25420MarwencolJeff MalmbergApril 26, 2011 (2011-04-26)
Subject: Mark Hogancamp / Outsider art
25521A Film UnfinishedYael HersonskiMay 3, 2011 (2011-05-03)
Subject: History of a Nazi propaganda film on the Warsaw Ghetto
25622BhuttoDuane Baughman and Johnny O'HaraMay 10, 2011 (2011-05-10)
Subject: Benazir Bhutto
25723Beetle Queen Conquers TokyoJessica OreckMay 17, 2011 (2011-05-17)
Subject: Insect aficionados in Japan
25824Welcome to ShelbyvilleKim A. SnyderMay 24, 2011 (2011-05-24)
25925Two SpiritsLydia NibleyJune 14, 2011 (2011-06-14)
Subject: Two-Spirit people

Season 13 (2011–12)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
2601Wham! Bam! Islam!Isaac SolotaroffOctober 13, 2011 (2011-10-13)
Subject: The 99
2612Donor UnknownJerry RothwellOctober 20, 2011 (2011-10-20)
2623Lives Worth LivingEric NeudelOctober 27, 2011 (2011-10-27)
2634Deaf JamJudy LieffNovember 3, 2011 (2011-11-03)
Subject: Deaf Poetry slam
2645We Still Live Here - Âs NutayuneânAnne MakepeaceNovember 17, 2011 (2011-11-17)
Subject: Saving the language of the Wampanoag people
2656The WoodmansC. Scott WillisDecember 22, 2011 (2011-12-22)
2667These Amazing ShadowsPaul Mariano and Kurt NortonDecember 29, 2011 (2011-12-29)
2678Have You Heard From Johannesburg? - Episode 1: The Road to ResistanceConnie FieldJanuary 12, 2012 (2012-01-12)
2689Have You Heard From Johannesburg? - Episode 2: The New GenerationConnie FieldJanuary 12, 2012 (2012-01-12)
26910Have You Heard From Johannesburg? - Episode 3: From Selma to SowetoConnie FieldJanuary 19, 2012 (2012-01-19)
27011Have You Heard From Johannesburg? - Episode 4: The Bottom LineConnie FieldJanuary 19, 2012 (2012-01-19)
27112Have You Heard From Johannesburg? - Episode 5: Free at LastConnie FieldJanuary 26, 2012 (2012-01-26)
27213Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little RockSharon La CruiseFebruary 2, 2012 (2012-02-02)
27314Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975Goran Hugo OlssonFebruary 9, 2012 (2012-02-09)
Subject: Black Power movement
27415More Than a MonthShukree Hassan TilghmanFebruary 16, 2012 (2012-02-16)
27516You're Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don'tScott KirschenbaumMarch 29, 2012 (2012-03-29)
Subject: Living with Alzheimer's disease
27617Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's JourneyConstance MarksApril 5, 2012 (2012-04-05)
Subject: Kevin Clash and Elmo
27718When the Drum is BeatingWhitney DowApril 12, 2012 (2012-04-12)
Subject: Septentrional and the Music of Haiti
27819Revenge of the Electric CarChris PaineApril 19, 2012 (2012-04-19)
Subject: The re-emergence of the Electric car
27920Facing the Storm: Story of the American BisonDoug Hawes-DavisApril 26, 2012 (2012-04-26)
Subject: American bison
28021CircoAaron SchockMay 3, 2012 (2012-05-03)
Subject: Mexican Circus family
28122Summer PastureLynn True, Nelson Walker, Tsering PerloMay 10, 2012 (2012-05-10)
Subject: Nomads in Eastern Tibet
28223Precious KnowledgeAri Luis PalosMay 17, 2012 (2012-05-17)
Subject: Controversy over Ethnic studies in Arizona
28325Left by the ShipEmma Rossi Landi and Alberto VendemmiatiMay 24, 2012 (2012-05-24)
Subject: Amerasian children in the Philippines
28424Hell and Back AgainDanfung DennisMay 28, 2012 (2012-05-28)
Subject: Sgt. Nathan Harris, veteran of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
28526We Were HereDavid WeissmanJune 14, 2012 (2012-06-14)
Subject: The AIDS crisis in San Francisco
28627Strong!Julie WymanJuly 26, 2012 (2012-07-26)
Subject: Former U.S. Olympic weightlifting team member Cheryl Haworth

Season 14 (2012–13)

"Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" was a special co-presentation between Independent Lens and Show of Force.
Episode 1410 "Kind Hearted Woman" is a co-presentation with the PBS series Frontline (U.S. TV series).

No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
--Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women WorldwideMaro Chermayeff, Jamie Gordon, and Mikaela BeardsleyOctober 1, 2012 (2012-10-01)
1As Goes JanesvilleBrad LichtensteinOctober 8, 2012 (2012-10-08)
Subject: Controversy over 2011 Wisconsin Act 10 and effects of 2008–2012 global recession in Janesville, Wisconsin
2Love Free or DieMacky AlstonOctober 29, 2012 (2012-10-29)
3Solar MamasJehane Noujaim and Mona EldaiefNovember 5, 2012 (2012-11-05)
4Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American DreamAlex GibneyNovember 12, 2012 (2012-11-12)
5Soul Food JunkiesByron HurtJanuary 14, 2013 (2013-01-14)
6Beauty is EmbarrassingNeil BerkeleyJanuary 21, 2013 (2013-01-21)
7The RevisionariesScott ThurmanJanuary 28, 2013 (2013-01-28)
8The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil RightsBonnie Boswell, Christine Khalafian, and Taylor HamiltonFebruary 18, 2013 (2013-02-18)
Subject: Whitney Young
9Ai Weiwei: Never SorryAlison KlaymanFebruary 25, 2013 (2013-02-25)
Subject: Ai Weiwei
10Kind Hearted WomanDavid R. SutherlandApril 1, 2013 (2013-04-01)
Subject: Domestic violence in Oglala Lakota community.
11The House I Live InEugene JareckiApril 8, 2013 (2013-04-08)
Subject: America's War on Drugs
12Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American SuperheroinesKristy Guevara-FlanaganApril 15, 2013 (2013-04-15)
Subject: History of Wonder Woman and other female super heroes.
13The Island PresidentJon ShenkApril 22, 2013 (2013-04-22)
14The UndocumentedMarco WilliamsApril 29, 2013 (2013-04-29)
15Seeking Asian FemaleDebbie LumMay 6, 2013 (2013-05-06)
16The Invisible WarKirby DickMay 13, 2013 (2013-05-13)
17DetropiaHeidi Ewing and Rachel GradyMay 27, 2013 (2013-05-27)
Subject: Detroit and Urban decay
18The Revolutionary OptimistsNicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-MonsenJune 17, 2013 (2013-06-17)
Subject: Children working to alleviate effects of Poverty in India

Season 15 (2013–14)

No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
1Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's JourneyRamona S. DiazSeptember 30, 2013 (2013-09-30)
Subject: How Arnel Pineda became lead singer of Journey
2The Waiting RoomPete NicksOctober 21, 2013 (2013-10-21)
3The Graduates/Los GraduadosBernardo RuizOctober 28, 2013 (2013-10-28)
Subject: Latinos and high school
4Indian RelayCharles DyeNovember 18, 2013 (2013-11-18)
5Young LakotaMarion Lipschutz and Rose RosenblattNovember 25, 2013 (2013-11-25)
6Playwright: From Page to StageRobert LeviDecember 16, 2013 (2013-12-16)
Subject: Playwrights Tarell Alvin McCraney and Rajiv Joseph
7Jiro Dreams of SushiDavid GelbDecember 23, 2013 (2013-12-23)
Subject: Sushi master chef Sukiyabashi Jiro
8How to Survive a PlagueDavid France (writer)December 30, 2013 (2013-12-30)
Subject: AIDS epidemic and grassroots activists ACT UP and TAG
9At BerkeleyFrederick WisemanJanuary 13, 2014 (2014-01-13)
10Blood BrotherSteve HooverJanuary 20, 2014 (2014-01-20)
Subject: AIDS orphans in India.
11The State of ArizonaCarlos Sandoval and Catherine TambiniJanuary 27, 2014 (2014-01-27)
Subject: Arizona SB 1070 and the debate over immigration in Arizona
12Spies of MississippiDawn PorterFebruary 10, 2014 (2014-02-10)
13Las MarthasCristina IbarraFebruary 17, 2014 (2014-02-17)
14All of MeAlexandra LescazeMarch 24, 2014 (2014-03-24)
15MedoraAndrew Cohn and Davy RothbartMarch 31, 2014 (2014-03-31)
Subject: High school basketball team in Medora, Indiana
16Brothers HypnoticReuben AtlasApril 7, 2014 (2014-04-07)
17The Trials of Muhammad AliBill SiegelApril 14, 2014 (2014-04-14)
Subject: Muhammad Ali's refusal to serve in Vietnam War and subsequent ban from boxing
18Muscle ShoalsGreg CamalierApril 21, 2014 (2014-04-21)
Subject: The famous Muscle Shoals, Alabama music studios FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
19A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York TimesSamantha GrantMay 5, 2014 (2014-05-05)
20Let the Fire BurnJason OsderMay 12, 2014 (2014-05-12)
Subject: 1985 standoff between MOVE and Philadelphia Police Department
21God Loves UgandaRoger Ross WilliamsMay 19, 2014 (2014-05-19)
22The New BlackYoruba RichenJune 16, 2014 (2014-06-16)

Season 16 (2014–15)

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No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
1BullyLee HirschOctober 13, 2014 (2014-10-13)
2Twin SistersMona Friis BertheussenOctober 20, 2014 (2014-10-20)
Subject: Twins adoption from China to the United States and Norway
3BrakelessKyoko MiyakeOctober 27, 2014 (2014-10-27)
4PowerlessFahad Mustafa and Deepti KakkarNovember 3, 2014 (2014-11-03)
5HappinessThomas BalmèsNovember 17, 2014 (2014-11-17)
Subject: When television and internet came to Bhutan
6Rich HillAndrew Droz Palermo and Tracy Droz TragosJanuary 5, 2015 (2015-01-05)
Subject: Challenges, hopes, and dreams of three young residents of a rural, impoverished American town
7Evolution of a CriminalDarius Clark MonroeJanuary 12, 2015 (2015-01-12)
Subject: Filmmaker explores the Bank robbery he committed as a teenager
8The Kill TeamDan KraussJanuary 19, 2015 (2015-01-19)
9A Path AppearsMaro ChermayeffJanuary 26, 2015 (2015-01-26)
Subject: Sequel to the series based on Half the Sky, as Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn track stories of women overcoming gender-based oppression, sexual violence and sex trafficking
10Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a PeopleThomas Allen HarrisFebruary 16, 2015 (2015-02-16)
11American DenialLlewellyn Smith, Christine Herbes-Sommers, and Kelly ThomsonFebruary 23, 2015 (2015-02-23)
Subject: Gunnar Myrdal and unconscious racism in the United States of America
12 Little White LieLacey Schwartz DelgadoMarch 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)
Subject: A Jewish filmmaker discovers she may also be African-American
13Little Hope Was ArsonTheo LoveApril 6, 2015 (2015-04-06)
14The HomestretchAnne de Mare and Kirsten KellyApril 13, 2015 (2015-04-13)
15The Great InvisibleMargaret BrownApril 20, 2015 (2015-04-20)
?After the Storm?April 27, 2015 (2015-04-27)
Subject: "tells the story of what happens in the wake of a devastating tornado that ripped through central Alabama in 2011"
16Kumu HinaDean Hamer and Joe WilsonMay 4, 2015 (2015-05-04)
Subject: Transgender Hawaiian teacher
17Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. GravityCatherine GundMay 11, 2015 (2015-05-11)
181971Johanna HamiltonMay 18, 2015 (2015-05-18)
19Limited PartnershipThomas G. Miller and Kirk MarcolinaJune 15, 2015 (2015-06-15)
Subject: On one of the first Same-sex marriages, a couple then denied legal status by Immigration and Naturalization Service
?In the Shadow of EbolaSarita Siegel and Gregg MitmanJune 22, 2015 (2015-06-22)
Subject:

Season 17 (2015–16)

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No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
?Immigration BattleShari Robertson and Michael CameriniOctober 20, 2015 (2015-10-20)
1Stray DogDebra GranikNovember 9, 2015 (2015-11-09)
2India's DaughterLeslee UdwinNovember 16, 2015 (2015-11-16)
3Mimi and DonaSophie SartainNovember 23, 2015 (2015-11-23)
4East of SalinasLaura Pacheco and Jackie MowDecember 28, 2015 (2015-12-28)
5Chuck Norris vs CommunismIlinca CalugareanuJanuary 4, 2016 (2016-01-04)
6Autism in LoveMatt FullerJanuary 11, 2016 (2016-01-11)
7In Football We TrustTony Vainuku and Erika CohnJanuary 25, 2016 (2016-01-25)
8No Más Bebés (No More Babies)Renee Tajima-PeñaFebruary 1, 2016 (2016-02-01)
9A Ballerina's TaleNelson GeorgeFebruary 8, 2016 (2016-02-08)
10The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the RevolutionStanley NelsonFebruary 16, 2016 (2016-02-16)
11(T)ERRORLyric R. Cabral and David Felix SutcliffeFebruary 22, 2016 (2016-02-22)
12Wilhemina's WarJune CrossFebruary 29, 2016 (2016-02-29)
13An Honest LiarTyler Measom and Justin WeinsteinMarch 28, 2016 (2016-03-28)
14Welcome to LeithMichael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. WalkerApril 4, 2016 (2016-04-04)
15DemocratsCamilla NielssonApril 18, 2016 (2016-04-18)
16My Nazi LegacyDavid EvansMay 2, 2016 (2016-05-02)
17Peace OfficerBrad Barber and Scott ChristophersonMay 9, 2016 (2016-05-09)
18The Armor of LightAbigail DisneyMay 10, 2016 (2016-05-10)
19Dogtown RedemptionAmir Soltani and Chihiro WimbushMay 16, 2016 (2016-05-16)
20TrappedDawn PorterJune 2016 (2016-06)
21T-Rex: Her Fight for GoldDrea Cooper and Zackary CanepariAugust 2, 2016 (2016-08-02)

Season 18 (2016–17)

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No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
1Best of Enemies[6]Robert Gordon and Morgan NevilleOctober 3, 2016 (2016-10-03)
2Meet the Patels[7]Ravi Patel and Geeta PatelDecember 26, 2016 (2016-12-26)
3Best and Most Beautiful Things[8]Garrett ZevgetisJanuary 2, 2017 (2017-01-02)
4Containment[9]Robb Moss and Peter GalisonJanuary 9, 2017 (2017-01-09)
5What Was Ours[10]Mat HamesJanuary 16, 2017 (2017-01-16)
6The Witness[11]James SolomonJanuary 23, 2017 (2017-01-23)
7Birth of a Movement[12]Susan Gray and Bestor CramFebruary 6, 2017 (2017-02-06)
8Accidental Courtesy[13]Matt OrnsteinFebruary 13, 2017 (2017-02-13)
9TOWER[14]Keith MaitlandFebruary 14, 2017 (2017-02-14)
10The Bad Kids[15]Lou Pepe and Keith FultonMarch 20, 2017 (2017-03-20)
11Ovarian Psycos[16]Kate Trumbull-LaValle and Joanna SokolowskiMarch 27, 2017 (2017-03-27)
12Newtown[17]Kim A. SnyderApril 3, 2017 (2017-04-03)
13SEED: The Untold Story[18]Jon Betz and Taggart SiegelApril 17, 2017 (2017-04-17)
14The Last Laugh[19]Ferne PearlsteinApril 24, 2017 (2017-04-24)
15National Bird[20]Sonia KennebeckMay 1, 2017 (2017-05-01)
16The Prison in Twelve Landscapes[21]Brett StoryMay 8, 2017 (2017-05-08)
17Forever Pure[22]Maya ZinshteinMay 15, 2017 (2017-05-15)
18They Call Us Monsters[23]Ben LearMay 22, 2017 (2017-05-22)
19Farmer/Veteran[24]D.L. Anderson, Alexandra Blair and Jeremy LangeMay 29, 2017 (2017-05-29)
20Real Boy[25]Shaleece Haas and Charlotte LagardeJune 19, 2017 (2017-06-19)

Season 19 (2017–18)

[26]

No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
1Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary[27]John ScheinfeldNovember 6, 2017 (2017-11-06)
The great saxophonist John Coltrane, the man and the musical artist.
2Shadow World[28]Johan GrimonprezNovember 20, 2017 (2017-11-20)
The billion-dollar global arms trade.
3Supergirl[29]Jessie AurittDecember 18, 2017 (2017-12-18)
The story of Naomi Kutin, an ordinary Orthodox Jewish pre-teen with extraordinary powerlifting talent.
4The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin[30]Jennifer KrootJanuary 1, 2018 (2018-01-01)
The story of writer Armistead Maupin, whose Tales of the City series inspired millions to claim their own truth.
5Unrest[31]Jennifer BreaJanuary 8, 2018 (2018-01-08)
Filmmaker Jennifer Brea's struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
6I Am Not Your Negro[32]Raoul PeckJanuary 15, 2018 (2018-01-15)
The book James Baldwin never finished is envisioned to examine race in America then and now.
7The Force[33]Peter NicksJanuary 22, 2018 (2018-01-22)
Inside the long-troubled Oakland Police Department as it struggles with demands for reform during tumultuous times.
8I Am Another You[34]Nanfu WangJanuary 29, 2018 (2018-01-29)
A charismatic young homeless drifter who left a comfortable home life for a life on the road.
9Winnie[35]Pascale LamcheFebruary 5, 2018 (2018-02-05)
The overshadowed life of Winnie Mandela and her contributions to bring down apartheid from the inside.
10Tell Them We Are Rising[36]Stanley Nelson Jr. and Marco WilliamsFebruary 19, 2018 (2018-02-19)
The pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity.
11Rat Film[37]Theo AnthonyFebruary 26, 2018 (2018-02-26)
The history of Baltimore via the rat and the city's connection between infestations and economic inequity.
12Dolores[38]Peter BrattMarch 27, 2018 (2018-03-27)
Activist icon Dolores Huerta, who led the fight for racial and labor justice.
13When God Sleeps[39]Till SchauderApril 2, 2018 (2018-04-02)
A rap-punk-rock documentary about Iranian musician Shahin Najafi, who is forced into hiding after hardline clerics issue a fatwa for his death.
14The Art of the Shine[40]Stacey TenenbaumApril 9, 2018 (2018-04-09)
An intimate look at the people around the world who restore dignity and delight to a forgotten profession.
15What Lies Upstream[41]Cullen HobackApril 16, 2018 (2018-04-16)
The 2014 Elk River chemical spill (the unprecedented loss of clean water for over 300,000 people in West Virginia).
16Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky[42]Laura DunnApril 23, 2018 (2018-04-23)
Rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, through the eyes of beloved poet and farmer Wendell Berry.
17True Conviction[43]Jamie MeltzerApril 30, 2018 (2018-04-30)
After a combined 60 years in prison before exoneration, 3 Texans form a detective agency to free other innocent people.
18No Man's Land[44]David ByarsMay 7, 2018 (2018-05-07)
The 2016 standoff between protesters in Oregon's Malheur Refuge and federal authorities.
19ACORN and the Firestorm[45]Reuben Atlas and Sam PollardMay 21, 2018 (2018-05-21)
A sting to bring down community organizers sets off media frenzy affecting real people on all sides of political divide.
20Served Like a Girl[46]Lysa HeslovMay 28, 2018 (2018-05-28)
A group of women veterans as they transition from active US military duty to civilian life with its challenges, and their participation in the "Ms. Veteran America" competition.

Season 20 (2018–19)

[47]

No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
1"Wildland"[48]Alex Jablonski and Kahlil HudsonOctober 29, 2018 (2018-10-29)
A firefighting crew training to battle nature's most extraordinary force.
2"Dawnland"[49]Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-CudlipNovember 5, 2018 (2018-11-05)
An untold story of indigenous child removal, the stakes of family separation policy are no less than cultural survival.
3"The Cleaners"[50]Moritz Riesewieck and Hans BlockNovember 12, 2018 (2018-11-12)
The shadow industry of "content moderators", hired by Silicon Valley leaders to control what we see online. (Duration: 86 min.)
4"The Judge"[51]Erika CohnNovember 19, 2018 (2018-11-19)
The story of the first-ever female judge in Palestine's religious courts who overcame a male-dominated tradition to change minds. (Duration: 81 min.)
5"Man on Fire"[52]Joel FendelmanDecember 17, 2018 (2018-12-17)
A community deals with the aftermath of a shocking public suicide.
6"My Country No More"[53]Rita Baghdadi and Jeremiah HammerlingJanuary 7, 2019 (2019-01-07)
The human cost of the oil boom seen through the intimate lens of a family fighting for their agricultural way of life.
7"Rodents of Unusual Size"[54]Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler and Jeff SpringerJanuary 14, 2019 (2019-01-14)
The story of the introduction of nutria (20-pound rodents) to Louisiana and the creative efforts being used in the attempts to eradicate them.
8"RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World"[55]Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso MaioranaJanuary 21, 2019 (2019-01-21)
The electric story of how Native American influence shaped rock and roll, a missing chapter in music history. (Duration: 86 min.)
9A"The King"[56]Eugene JareckiJanuary 28, 2019 (2019-01-28)
Climb into Elvis's 1963 Rolls-Royce for a musical road trip and meditation on modern America. (Duration: 107 min.)
9B"Accident, MD"[57] (short)Dan RybickyJanuary 28, 2019 (2019-01-28)
A short documentary about America's healthcare crisis as seen in the town of Accident, Maryland during the summer before the 2016 election. (Duration: 8 min.)
10"Black Memorabilia"[58]Chico ColvardFebruary 4, 2019 (2019-02-04)
A look at those who reproduce, consume and reclaim racially-charged memorabilia.
11"Won't You Be My Neighbor?"[59]Morgan NevilleFebruary 9, 2019 (2019-02-09)
An intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Rogers.
12A"Hale County This Morning, This Evening"[60]RaMell RossFebruary 11, 2019 (2019-02-11)
A journey through the world of Hale County, Alabama, an intimate glimpse into the southern black experience. (Nominated for an Academy Award; Timeslot: 90 min.)
12B"While I Yet Live"[61] (short)Maris CurranFebruary 11, 2019 (2019-02-11)
A short documentary about five acclaimed quilters from Gee's Bend, Alabama as they are quilting and talk about love, religion and their fight for civil rights.
13"People's Republic of Desire"[62]Hao WuFebruary 25, 2019 (2019-02-25)
The stunning but lonely world of Chinese live-streaming "showrooms". (Timeslot: 90 min.)
14"Tre Maison Dasan"[63]Denali TillerApril 1, 2019 (2019-04-01)
Life with a parent in prison through eyes of their children. (Timeslot: 90 min.)
15"The Providers"[64]Laura Green & Anna Moot-LevinApril 8, 2019 (2019-04-08)
Three rural healthcare providers try to make a difference in the lives of their patients against overwhelming odds. (Timeslot: 90 min.)
16"Marcos Doesn't Live Here Anymore"[65]David SutherlandApril 15, 2019 (2019-04-15)
This documentary examines the US immigration system through the eyes of a couple (a decorated US Marine veteran and her undocumented husband) separated by deportation. (A special presentation of Independent Lens, FRONTLINE and VOCES; Timeslot: 120 min.)
17"Charm City"[66]Marilyn NessApril 22, 2019 (2019-04-22)
Meet the people working to stem the tide of violence in Baltimore, in Marilyn Ness's acclaimed documentary. (Timeslot: 90 min.)
18"Out of State"[67]Ciara LacyMay 6, 2019 (2019-05-06)
Follows the journeys of native Hawaiians in a prison thousands of miles from home.
19"Harvest Season"[68]Bernardo RuizMay 13, 2019 (2019-05-13)
Documentary spotlights California's Latino winemakers and the migrant workers behind every bottle. (Timeslot: 90 min.)
20"Wrestle"[69]Suzannah Herbert & Lauren BelferMay 20, 2019 (2019-05-20)
An intimate and inspiring portrait of an Alabama high school wrestling team as they face challenges on and off the mat. (Timeslot: 90 min.)

Season 21 (2019-2020)

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21011"Made in Boise"[72]Beth AalaOctober 29, 2019 (2019-10-29)
Four surrogates carry children for intended parents, developing bonds like no other. (Timeslot: 90 min.)
2102[73]2"Decade of Fire"[74]Vivian Vázquez Irizarry and Gretchen HildebranNovember 4, 2019 (2019-11-04)
Discover why the Bronx burned in the 1970s displacing a quarter-million residents and meet those who chose to resist, remain and rebuild.
21033"The Interpreters"[75]Andrés Caballero and Sofian KhanNovember 11, 2019 (2019-11-11)
Meet local interpreters who helped US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, now in danger themselves.
21044A"Conscience Point"[76]Treva WurmfeldNovember 18, 2019 (2019-11-18)
Development in the Hamptons of Long Island, including mega-mansions and the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club built atop a sacred burial ground, triggers a woman's relentless fight to protect her tribe, the Shinnecock Indian Nation, from the onslaughts of development. (Duration: 74 min.)
-4B"Jewel's Hunt"[77] (short)Alexandra StergiouNovember 18, 2019 (2019-11-18)
Sixteen-year-old high school student Jewel Wilson explores what it means to come of age as an Inupiat subsistence hunter in Unalakleet, Alaska. (Timeslot: 15 min.)
21055"Attla"[78]Catharine AxleyDecember 16, 2019 (2019-12-16)
The inspiring true story of the one-good-legged legendary Alaska Native dogsled champion George Attla is woven with his coming out of retirement to train his twenty-year-old grandnephew, Joe Bifelt, to compete in one of the world's largest dogsled sprint races.
21066"A Day in the Life of America"[79]Jared LetoJanuary 11, 2020 (2020-01-11)
Shot over the course of 2017 Independence Day, the film depicts glimpses into the diversity and division of the United States.
21077"The First Rainbow Coalition"[80]Ray SantistebanJanuary 27, 2020 (2020-01-27)
The Chicago Black Panther Party, the Latino group Young Lords Organization, and the Young Patriots Organization band together to confront issues such as police brutality and substandard housing.
21088"Cooked: Survival by Zip Code"[81]Judith HelfandFebruary 3, 2020 (2020-02-03)
The July 1995 heat wave in Chicago claimed 739 lives in a single week, and became the most traumatic heat wave in U.S. history.
21099"Leftover Women"[82]shosh Shlam and Hilla MedaliaFebruary 10, 2020 (2020-02-10)
Three modern women search for Mr. Right before Chinese society deems them 'leftover' for putting jobs ahead of marriage.
211010"We Believe in Dinosaurs"[83]Monica Long Ross and Clayton BrownFebruary 17, 2020 (2020-02-17)
The Bible and science collide over a Kentucky creationism museum and a $120 million Noah's Ark-inspired theme park.
211111"Always in Season"[84]Jacqueline OliveFebruary 24, 2020 (2020-02-24)
The suspicious death of Lennon Lacy and a mother's quest for truth.
211212"One Child Nation"Nanfu Wang and Jialing ZhangMarch 30, 2020 (2020-03-30)
Explores the devastating impacts of China's one-child policy.
211313"Bedlam"[85]Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, M.D.April 13, 2020 (2020-04-13)
Examines the mental health crisis through intimate stories of people in-and-out of ERs, jails and homeless camps.
211414"The Hottest August"[86]Brett StoryApril 20, 2020 (2020-04-20)
Raises the specter of our changing climate with interviews from ordinary New Yorkers sharing their anxieties about the future.
211515"Jim Allison: Breakthrough"[87]Bill HaneyApril 27, 2020 (2020-04-27)
Nobel Prize-winning immunologist James P. Allison went from small-town Texas to taking on the medical establishment.
211616"Rewind"Sasha Joseph NeulingerMay 11, 2020 (2020-05-11)
A vivid but ultimately hopeful portrait of a family plagued by a vicious cycle of abuse.
211717"Eating Up Easter"Sergio M. RapuMay 25, 2020 (2020-05-25)
Rapa Nui is facing increasing challenges to preserve its culture and environment from tourism and modern society.
211818"Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project"Matt WolfJune 15, 2020 (2020-06-15)
Radical activist-turned-recluse Marion Stokes videotaped everything on TV for thirty years in the name of truth.
211919"Pipe Dreams"Stacey TenenbaumJune 22, 2020 (2020-06-22)
A new generation of talented young musicians compete in the world's most prestigious pipe organ competition.

Season 22 (2020-2021)

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22011"Feels Good Man"[89]Arthur JonesOctober 19, 2020 (2020-10-19)
Chronicles the surreal story of Pepe the Frog's journey from laid-back cartoon character to registered hate symbol.
22022"Represent"[90]Hillary BachelderOctober 26, 2020 (2020-10-26)
Leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, three midwestern women tackle politics on their own terms.
22033"Jonathan Scott's Power Trip"[91]Jonathan Scott (television_personality)November 16, 2020 (2020-11-16)
Property Brothers' Jonathan Scott journeys across the U.S. to uncover why solar energy isn't available to all.
22044"Belly of the Beast"[92]Erika CohnNovember 23, 2020 (2020-11-23)
Two women investigate a pattern of illegal sterilizations in women's prisons and battle the Department of Corrections.
22055"A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem"[93]Yu GuJanuary 4, 2021 (2021-01-04)
Two brave cheerleaders battle the massive, male-dominated sports league the NFL for recognition, and a raise.
22066"A Day in the Life of America"[94]Jared LetoJanuary 11, 2021 (2021-01-11)
Shot over the course of 2017 Independence Day, the film depicts glimpses into the diversity and division of the United States.
22077"9to5: The Story of a Movement"[95]Julia Reichert and Steven BognarFebruary 1, 2021 (2021-02-01)
Captures the real-life fight that inspired a hit and changed the American workplace.
22088"Women in Blue"[96]Deirdre FishelFebruary 8, 2021 (2021-02-08)
Female officers in the Minneapolis Police Department fight for gender equity and police reform from the inside.
22099"Mr. SOUL!"[97]Melissa HaizlipFebruary 22, 2021 (2021-02-22)
Explores the first nationally broadcast all-Black variety show on public television, Ellis Haizlip's SOUL!
221010"Coded Bias"[98]Shalini KantayyaMarch 22, 2021 (2021-03-22)
Exposes prejudices and threats to civil liberty in facial recognition algorithms and artificial intelligence.
221111"Down a Dark Stairwell"[99]Ursula LiangApril 12, 2021 (2021-04-12)
A Chinese American cop's (Peter Liang) killing of Akai Gurley, an innocent Black man, sets two marginalized communities to seek racial justice.
221212"Philly D.A."[100]Ted Passon, Yoni Brook and Nicole SalazarApril 20, 2021 (2021-04-20)
Eight-part inside look at the tumultuous first term of Philadelphia's unapologetic progressive District Attorney, Larry Krasner.
221313"The Donut King"Alice GuMay 21, 2021 (2021-05-21)
Meet the Donut King, Ted Ngoy, the Cambodian refugee who built a multi-million-dollar empire baking America's favorite pastry.
221414"Two Gods"Zeshawn Ali and Aman AliJune 21, 2021 (2021-06-21)
Portrait of community, faith, and healing through the eyes of a Muslim casket maker and his mentees.
221515"The People vs. Agent Orange"Alan Adelson and Kate TavernaJune 28, 2021 (2021-06-28)
Two women, one American and one Vietnamese, fight to hold the chemical industry accountable for a devastating legacy.

Season 23 (2021-2022)

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23011"Cured"[102]Patrick Sammon and Bennett SingerOctober 11, 2021 (2021-10-11)
When homosexuality was considered a mental illness to be "cured", LGBTQ+ activists fought back.
23022"Ferguson Rises"[103]Mobolaji OlambiwonnuNovember 8, 2021 (2021-11-08)
Michael Brown Sr. seeks justice after a white police officer kills his son in Ferguson.
23033"Storm Lake"[104]Jerry Risius and Beth LevisonNovember 15, 2021 (2021-11-15)
Inside the family-run newspaper keeping local journalism alive.
23044"Duty Free"[105]Sian-Pierre RegisNovember 22, 2021 (2021-11-22)
Fired from a lifelong job, a 75-year-old mom teams up with her son to reclaim her future through bucket list adventures.
23055"Home from School: The Children of Carlisle"[106]Geoffrey O'GaraNovember 23, 2021 (2021-11-23)
130 years after Native American boys died at an Indian boarding school, their tribe tries to bring them home.
23066"A Reckoning in Boston"[107]James RutenbeckJanuary 17, 2022 (2022-01-17)
A white filmmaker collaborates with Clemente Course students of color to reckon with Boston's racial history.
23077"Missing in Brooks County"[108]Lisa Molomot and Jeff BemissJanuary 31, 2022 (2022-01-31)
The deadliest part of a migrant's journey is just beyond the border. For those missing, one man offers a last hope.
23088"Owned: A Tale of Two Americas"[109]Giorgio AngeliniFebruary 7, 2022 (2022-02-07)
Exposé on how the American housing policy market has been manipulated for years in discriminatory ways.
23099"Bulletproof"[110]Todd ChandlerFebruary 14, 2022 (2022-02-14)
In an era of mass shootings, take a provocative look at what Americans will do to feel safe in schools.
231010"Apart"[111]Jennifer RedfearnFebruary 21, 2022 (2022-02-21)
In a country leading the world in incarcerating women, three mothers fight to rebuild their lives.
231111"Writing with Fire"[112]Rintu Thomas and Sushmit GhoshMarch 28, 2022 (2022-03-28)
Meet the fearless women journalists of India's only all-female newspaper. It was the first Indian film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature Film.
231212"AWARE: Glimpses of Consciousness"[113]Frauke Sandig and Eric BlackApril 25, 2022 (2022-04-25)
Brilliant researchers go on a journey to investigate the mysteries of consciousness.
231313"Try Harder!"[114]Debbie LumMay 2, 2022 (2022-05-02)
At San Francisco's academic pressure cooker Lowell High School, stressed-out seniors chase college dreams.
231414"When Claude Got Shot"Brad LichtensteinMay 9, 2022 (2022-05-09)
After being shot in the face by a teenager, can law student Claude find it in himself to forgive his attacker?
231515"Scenes from the Glittering World"Jared JakinsMay 16, 2022 (2022-05-16)
On the Navajo Nation reservation, Indigenous teens at one of the most remote schools in America plan their futures.

Season 24 (2022-2023)

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24011"Hazing"[116]Byron HurtSeptember 12, 2022 (2022-09-12)
Explores how abusive rituals reflect our desire to belong—even if taken to sometimes deadly lengths.
24022"TikTok, Boom."[117]Shalini KantayyaOctober 24, 2022 (2022-10-24)
Explores the power and complexity of technology through the lens of TikTok and the Gen Z influencers who know it best.
24033"Move Me"[118]Kelsey Peterson and Daniel KleinNovember 7, 2022 (2022-11-07)
A dancer paralyzed with a spinal cord injury tests the limits of her recovery while adapting to life with a disability.
24044"Children of Las Brisas"[119]Marianela MaldonadoJanuary 2, 2023 (2023-01-02)
In Venezuela, the power of music is put to the test for El Sistema youth orchestra.
24055"The Big Payback"[120]Erika Alexander and Whitney DowJanuary 16, 2023 (2023-01-16)
The passage of the first-ever tax-funded reparations bill for Black Americans stirs up a debate.
24066"No Straight Lines"[121]Vivian KleimanJanuary 23, 2023 (2023-01-23)
Five queer comic book artists journey from the underground comix scene to mainstream acceptance.
24077"The Picture Taker"[122]Phil BertelsenJanuary 30, 2023 (2023-01-30)
The vibrant life of Ernest Withers—civil rights photographer, and FBI informant—was anything but black and white.
24088"Outta the Muck"[123]Ira McKinley and Bhawin SuchakFebruary 7, 2022 (2022-02-07)
The people of Pahokee, Florida rise "outta the muck" to celebrate family history and big-time football.
24099"Love in the Time of Fentanyl"[124]Colin AskeyFebruary 13, 2023 (2023-02-13)
A supervised drug consumption site gives hope to a marginalized community ravaged by the overdose crisis.
241010"Storming Caesars Palace"[125]Hazel Gurland-PoolerMarch 20, 2023 (2023-03-20)
How Vegas activist Ruby Duncan's grassroots movement of moms fought for basic income guarantee.
241111"Hidden Letters"[126]Violet Du Feng and Zhao QingMarch 27, 2023 (2023-03-27)
Modern women in China keep alive the tradition of Nüshu, a secret written language.
241212"Free Chol Soo Lee"[127]Julie Ha and Eugene YiApril 24, 2023 (2023-04-24)
The rollercoaster life story of Chol Soo Lee, a Korean immigrant wrongfully convicted of murder.
241313"Matter of Mind: My ALS"[128]Anna Moot-Levin and Laura GreenMay 1, 2023 (2023-05-01)
Three people with ALS confront complex choices in this intimate exploration.
241414"Sam Now"[129]Reed HarknessMay 8, 2023 (2023-05-08)
Coming-of-age documentary about generational trauma follows Sam Harkness from age 11 to 36 as his middle-class Seattle family is heartbroken and unsure of what to do after his mother suddenly leaves them.
241515"Silent Beauty"[130]Jasmín Mara LópezMay 15, 2023 (2023-05-15)
One woman's journey to heal from childhood sexual abuse evolves into a family bonding over generational trauma.
241616"Mama Bears"[131]Daresha KyiJune 20, 2023 (2023-06-20)
Conservative, Christian beliefs have defined their lives. Now they're championing their LGBTQ+ children.

Season 25 (2023-2024)

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25011"Sansón and Me"[133]Rodrigo ReyesSeptember 19, 2023 (2023-09-19)
The life story of an incarcerated young man, told through dramatic reenactments.
25022"El Equipo"[134]Bernardo RuizOctober 9, 2023 (2023-10-09)
An unlikely collaboration changes the course of forensic science and international human rights.
25033"Three Chaplains"[135]David WashburnNovember 7, 2023 (2023-11-07)
Muslim chaplains work for change inside the U.S. military, fighting for equality and religious freedom.
25044"A Town Called Victoria"[136]Li LuJanuary 2, 2023 (2023-01-02)
When arson strikes the local mosque, Victoria,_Texas must reckon with its troubled past. Three-part series.
25055"Beyond Utopia"[137]Madeleine GavinJanuary 9, 2024 (2024-01-09)
The story of families who risk everything escaping North Korea.
25066"Racist Trees"[138]Sara Newens and Mina T. SonJanuary 22, 2024 (2024-01-22)
In Palm Springs, a historically Black neighborhood fights to remove a divisive wall of trees.
25077"Razing Liberty Square"[139]Katja EssonJanuary 29, 2024 (2024-01-29)
The Liberty Square public housing community in Miami becomes ground zero for climate gentrification.
25088"Sister Úna Lived a Good Death"[140]Parthiv ParekhFebruary 5, 2024 (2024-02-05)
A wisecracking nun with stage IV cancer teaches others that death doesn't have to be the end.
25099"Breaking the News"[141]Heather Courtney, Princess A. Hairston, and Chelsea HernandezFebruary 19, 2024 (2024-02-19)
Women and LGBTQ+ journalists launch startup The 19th* to buck a broken news media system.
251010"Greener Pastures"[142]Samuel-Ali MirpoorianMarch 25, 2024 (2024-03-25)
Four Midwestern farm families persevere through climate change, industrialization, and mental health crises.
251111"If Dreams Were Lightning: Rural Healthcare Crisis"[143]Ramin BahraniMarch 25, 2024 (2024-03-25)
With rural hospitals closing at alarming rates, a look at some of the people trying to get help in healthcare deserts.
251212"A Thousand Pines"[144]Sebastián Díaz Aguirre and Noam OsbandApril 1, 2024 (2024-04-01)
Over the course of a season, Oaxacan guest workers plant trees across America's forests.
251313"Matter of Mind: My Parkinson's"[145]Anna Moot-Levin and Laura GreenApril 8, 2024 (2024-04-08)
Three individuals navigate their lives with determination in the face of Parkinson's disease.
251414"One With the Whale"[146]Jim Wickens, Peter Chelkowski, and Yaari WalkerMay 1, 2024 (2024-05-01)
An Alaska Native family maintains a subsistence life on a tiny Bering Sea island where, if you don't hunt, you die.
251515"Space: The Longest Goodbye"[147]Ido MizrahyMay 8, 2024 (2024-05-08)
NASA psychologists prepare astronauts for the extreme isolation of a three-year-long mission to Mars.
251616"The Tuba Thieves"[148]Alison O'DanielMay 20, 2024 (2024-05-20)
The central mystery of this unconventional documentary isn't about theft; it's about the nature of sound itself.

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