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Filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows Chinese activists as they seek justice in southern China.
Director Sharon Shattuck seeks a deeper understanding of her family.
An intimate portrait of a gender-nonconforming child growing up in rural Florida.
An undocumented immigrant, Julio Sauce, competes in the New York City Marathon.
What happened to one elementary school as a result of mandated integration in the 1950's.
An eldery woman's husband fulfills her 90th birthday wish with a trip to In-N-Out.
Storm Reyes found hope the day a bookmobile arrived at her migrant camp.
Wendell Scott's son remembers his father's induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Georgina Beyer became the world's first transgender person to hold national office in 1999
Patrick Haggerty remembers his father's unexpected advice to his gay son in the 1950s.
The Chinese government's attempts to silence Ai Weiwei makes him an irrepressible voice
Hotel 22 captures a single, dramatic night on the Line 22 route.