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2011
Wham! Bam! Islam!
WHAM! BAM! ISLAM! tells the story of Naif Al-Mutawa and his venture to create the first team of superheroes from the Muslim world called THE 99. Following the tumultuous journey of THE 99 from concept to reality, from acclaim to censure by Islam's cultural gatekeepers, from the edge of bankruptcy to plans for theme parks and an animation series, Al-Mutawa dodges cultural minefields and tries to tackle the harsh realities of the global marketplace while doggedly pursuing his vision to bring new heroes to Muslim children while re-introducing Islam to the West.
 
20 Oct. 2011
Donor Unknown
An in-depth look at a far-flung group of siblings in search of each other and their father, known only as Donor 150.
 
2 Feb. 2012
Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock
A look at the life of African American political activist and newspaper publisher Daisy Bates.
 
16 Feb. 2012
More Than a Month
Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African American filmmaker, goes on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month.
 
18 Aug. 2004
You're Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don't
Lee Gorewitz lives in a care facility for Alzheimer's patients, but she is not simply waiting to die. She is full of curiosity and frustration, struggling to remember herself and make sense of a world that is falling away from her.
 
2012
Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison
Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison tells the rich history of the bison, an American icon of the wild with deep ties to native peoples, which is struggling today to reestablish itself in the Great Plains.
 
10 May 2012
Summer Pasture
Summer Pasture is the unique love story of Locho and Yama, nomadic herders in Tibet faced with a difficult choice as their way of life begins to give way to the modern world.
 
24 May 2012
Left by the Ship
Three young adults born to Filipino mothers by U.S. servicemen battle against social stigma, family problems, and identity-related issues 18 years after the last U.S. base closed.
 

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