INDEPENDENT LENS Women in Blue follows Minneapolis’ first female police chief Janeé Harteau as she works to reform the Minneapolis Police Department by diversifying the ranks and promoting women into every rank of leadership. The film, shot from 2017-2020, focuses on four women in Harteau’s department, each trying to redefine what it means to protect and serve.
Watch how more than 90 film crews across the country document a single day – July 4, 2017 – and capture Americans in the midst of life, liberty and their particular pursuit of happiness. The film creates an unflinching snapshot of the depth and breadth of the American experience.
Hear the horrifying truth about modern-day eugenics and reproductive injustice in California prisons through intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people filmed over the course of seven years.
Follow home renovation expert Jonathan Scott on his mission to flip the switch on how Americans access power. On the surface, solar energy seems like a resource that is widely available, but as he travels the country and interviews a host of experts, he quickly learns how little choice the public has in how they source energy.
Local elections, especially those in smaller cities in Middle America, are often overlooked by national media, even though the dynamics at play can mirror — and even predict — the ebb and flow of America’s large-scale political landscape. Represent follows three women running for office in the heart of the Midwest leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, as they take on entrenched local political networks and fight to reshape politics on their own terms.
Feels Good Man is the story of how artist Matt Furie, creator of a once-benign comic character named Pepe the Frog, fought an uphill battle to reclaim his iconic creation from those who turned it into a symbol of hate. Feels Good Man is a thought-provoking, wild ride through an Internet that transformed an unlucky cartoon frog, and then the rest of the world.
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