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“Pahokee” finds heart and hope in a small Florida town

Source:  Los Angeles Times Nestled along the shores of Lake Okeechobee, among sugar cane fields and gator-filled canals, the rural farming town of Pahokee, Florida could have been the backdrop of a very different story than the one told in “Pahokee.” Pegged for years...

Homeless youth doc “Lost in America” offers a rare glimmer of hope

Source:  TheWrap Director Rotimi Rainwater’s “Lost in America” could have easily been another forlorn look at a pervasive tragedy: childhood homelessness. The documentary is often relentless in its intention to show you just how urgent this issue is.  But ultimately,...

How an ICE immigration raid tore apart a small midwest town

Source:  The Daily Beast In his prior feature-length and short documentaries, director Rodrigo Reyes has investigated the North American immigrant experience via both intimate character studies ("Lupe Under the Sun") and expansive expressionistic portraitures...

“After Parkland” explores the aftermath of a mass shooting

Source:  Los Angeles Times As its title implies, “After Parkland” was filmed by directors Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman in the days, weeks, and months following the horrific mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in February...

Welcome to the Hunger Capital of America: Memphis, Tennessee

Source: The Guardian In the "food deserts" of Memphis, Tennessee, dominated by fast food restaurants and convenience stores, locals lack what seems like a basic human right in the richer half of the city: a supermarket. With a big gap in life expectancy, are these...

Meth is making a comeback

Source:  VICE While the war on opioids rages on in America, meth is making a comeback. Legislation around the war on drugs has shifted dramatically in the decade since Congress first went after methamphetamine, with states like California passing laws that let people...

The Extremely Inefficient—And Only—Way to Trace Guns in the U.S.

Source:  The Atlantic On television, when a perpetrator leaves a gun at the scene, a quick computer search can point law enforcement to the weapon’s owner.  In reality—at least in the United States—no such database of firearms exists. To have one would be illegal,...

Wanted for Drug Trafficking: Life on the Run

Source:  VICE Music artist Quintin “Q Nhannaz” Walters is ready to stop running. As a young kid, growing up in the spotlight of his parents — the late Buffy the Human Beatbox from The Fat Boys and rapper Queen Pen, featured artist on the classic song “No Diggity” — he...