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Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

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..


19 Jan. 2015
The Kill Team
A young man with integrity and honor enlists in the army, but is horrified by what he actually signed up for.
16 Feb. 2015
Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
Black photographers have recorded the lives and aspirations of generations, from slavery to present day.
23 Mar. 2015
Little White Lie
A filmmaker unlocks a family secret that leads to the truth about her biological father.
11 May 2015
Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity
Choreographer Elizabeth Streb pioneers a movement form that explores physical and emotional human potential.
15 Jun. 2015
Limited Partnership
LIMITED PARTNERSHIP is the love story between Filipino-American Richard Adams and Australian Tony Sullivan, who, in 1975, became one of the first same-sex couples in the world to be legally married. After applying for a green card for Tony based on their marriage, the couple received a denial letter from the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Outraged at this letter, and to prevent Tony's impending deportation, the couple sued the U.S. government, filing the first federal lawsuit seeking equal treatment for a same-sex marriage in U.S. history. This tenacious ...
16 Nov. 2015
India's Daughter
The rape and murder of a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi, India, sparks an international movement.
23 Nov. 2015
Mimi and Dona
Mimi Thornton, a 92-year-old widow, must find a home for her daughter, who needs full-time care.
27 Dec. 2015
East of Salinas
EAST OF SALINAS is a documentary about immigration, childhood and the cruelty of circumstance. An undocumented 3rd grader dreams of becoming an engineer. As deportation and gang violence threaten his future, this bighearted, ambitious boy begins to understand what it really means to be "born in Mexico".

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