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Watch Free Documentaries Ahead of the 2020 Election

Learn more about the challenges facing America ahead of the presidential election on November 3 through these powerful, eye-opening documentaries — no subscription required. Vote because these issues depend on it. Register and get election updates now.

Civil Rights: The Fight for Justice

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Baltimore Rising

See the response of Baltimore activists and community leaders to the 2015 death of Freddie Gray, and how police reacted during the ensuing protests.

The Trans List
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The Trans List

Eleven transgender Americans, including Laverne Cox, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, and Shane Ortega, open up about their personal struggles and accomplishments and shine a light on the fight for equality.

True Justice: Bryan Stephenson’s Fight for Equality
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True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality

Follow one public interest attorney's fight to create greater fairness in the criminal justice system and see how racial injustice emerged, evolved, and continues to threaten the country.

Health in America

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Bleed Out

A son's account of his mother's long ordeal following hip-replacement surgery underscores the problems of American healthcare today — a system where the drive for corporate profits often outweighs the needs of patients.

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Clinica de Migrantes

Follow Puentes de Salud, a clinic serving the often overlooked population of undocumented immigrants, many of whom left their families behind to perform physically exhausting labor in America for meager wages.

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
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Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

This film profiles several Veterans’ Crisis Line counselors who provide life-changing 24-hour support, guidance, and hope to active and retired service members dealing with emotional, physical, and financial challenges.

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One Nation Under Stress

Sanjay Gupta interviews experts across the country to uncover the root causes of why American life expectancy is falling and the long-term consequences stress may have for the health of the nation.

The Environment

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Atomic Homefront

St. Louis residents seek answers when they realize that nuclear waste dumped by the government in 1942 in the nearby landfill is a ticking time bomb, threatening their lives and communities today.

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Ice on Fire

Through interviews with visionaries and scientists, this documentary — executive produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio — presents never-before-seen solutions to slowing down the worst effects of global warming.

Mann v Ford
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Mann v. Ford

The Ramapough tribe takes on Ford Motor Company, whose practice of dumping toxic waste in the tribe’s backyard 30 years prior caused dire health effects, in a court case that ultimately spanned years.

Women's Rights

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Abortion: Stories Women Tell

This thought-provoking look at abortion is told through the stories of women with unplanned pregnancies and medical staff, along with activists on both sides of the debate.

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I Am Evidence

Hundreds of thousands of rape kits containing DNA evidence remain untested in police evidence storage, leaving the cases in limbo. The alarming trend is exposed through four women as they trace the fates of their kits.

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Women of Troy

Through archival footage and interviews, see how the legendary USC Trojans overcame adversity on and off the court, helping to create a space for women in the male-dominated world of basketball.

Elections Past & Future

After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News
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After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News

Examine the real-life consequences that false news stories and conspiracy theories have on the average U.S. citizen, both in an election cycle and for years to come.

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Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections

Take a deep dive into the weaknesses of today’s election technology — an issue that is little understood by the public or even lawmakers — through this chilling investigation of election-related hacks and their effects.

Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?
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Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?

Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi investigates why campaign mega-donors pour millions of dollars into elections to fund America’s presidential candidates.

Civic Engagement

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Habla y Vota

Latino celebrities, including Cristela Alonzo and George Lopez, encourage the U.S. Latino community to get out and vote in this 2016 installment of the award-winning series.

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Seeing America with Megan Rapinoe

World champion soccer player and trailblazing activist Megan Rapinoe sits down with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Nikole Hannah-Jones, and Hasan Minhaj to discuss the injustices plaguing America during this election year — and what to do about them.

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Stockton on my Mind

Meet Michael Tubbs, who, at age 26, became the first African-American mayor of his hometown, where he continues to push for innovative change after growing up amid poverty and violence.

The Economy

Hard Times Lost on Long Island
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Hard Times: Lost on Long Island

See how the Great Recession of 2007-2009 affected the people of Long Island, where hundreds of residents lost their jobs, and the challenges and frustrations that arise from long-term unemployment.

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No Contract, No Cookies: The Stella D'Oro Strike

Over an 11-month period, a group of workers go on strike at the Stella D’Oro cookie factory in the Bronx in hopes of protecting their jobs and upholding their union contracts.

Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert
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Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert

Trace a year in the life of an overworked, underpaid, and uninsured nursing assistant and single mother of three as she struggles to get by in Tennessee.

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