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Explore the wide world of independent films, from amusing shorts to harrowing documentaries.

Wood

POV presents the journey of timber from the forest through the sawmill and the working men who guide it along the way.

Here and Away

Independent Lens presents a short poetic narrative about urban vs. rural living, identity and belonging. Two people—an old man living on a small island and a young woman living in one of the world’s biggest cities—describe why no other place on earth could ever be home.

Home

Independent Lens presents “Home” a touching portrayal of the essence of home composed completely of animated home moves and family photos. This films is a bittersweet, evocative journey through the filmmaker’s childhood house, which was flooded during Hurricane Katrina and then mistakenly torn down a year later.

Mr. Smith’s Peach Seeds

POV presents the story of Roger Smith who ate a peach during a break from work in 1968. When he was finished he took out a pocketknife and began carving the peach pit into a tiny pig. 43 years later the retired meter reader and cattle rancher from Culloeka, Tennessee has carved hundreds of peach seeds into hummingbirds, gospel choirs, entire villages, even a baseball stadium with 100+ figures.

 

Paraíso

POV presents the story of three immigrant window cleaners who risk their lives rappelling down some of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers, and reveals the danger of their job and what they see on the way down.

The Lucky Dip

Independent Lens presents a stormy seaside town as the scene for a young girl’s adventure. She encounters a magical amusement arcade rabbit and the foreboding Pin Man. But which one will become her friend?

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