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Carolyn and Dean Savage wanted one more baby to complete their family.  They ended up with a whole lot more.  Find out more in their book, Inconceivable

Producers: Anna Sussman and Julia DeWitt

Raw Meat

The cycle of violence comes full circle in this powerful and wrenching story by Joshua Safran, a nationally recognized attorney and advocate for survivors of domestic violence and the wrongfully imprisoned. His struggle to free a battered woman from prison is the subject of Crime After Crime, the award-winning film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was an audience favorite on the Oprah Winfrey Network.  

His memoir, Surviving Utopia, about his childhood on the run, will be published next year.  Find out what he's up to at

Producer: Jamie DeWolf and Stephanie Foo

Moms in Prison

It's Mother’s Day at the world’s largest women’s prison.

Producer: Anna Sussman

Mom vs. Tornado

What happens when you pack 2 dogs, 3 cats and 3 kids into a station wagon for a cross country move? Mom goes into action

Learn more about Kate Moses' book "Cake Walk."

Producer: Anna Sussman, Stephanie Foo

"A Lady Puts a Cat in My Cab..."

New York City cab driver Jerry Tierstein tells fellow cab driver Andrew Vollo about a memorable passenger as part of a StoryCorp interview.

Pen Pals

Storyteller and artist Christy Chan is an American-born Chinese woman.  She was confident in her identity until her family moved to a new town and she began getting letters from a mysterious, (possibly magical) stranger.

Christy's working on a short film about her experience--check out the trailer here. 

Producers: Stephanie Foo and Renzo Gorrio

Gas Tank Crossing

Vanessa was happy living in Mexico, but at 13 her mother thought it was time to bring her over to join the rest of her family in the United States. That meant an illegal border crossing with a shady coyote. Could such a dangerous journey be worth it?

Producer: Stephanie Foo

Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller

Texas vs. Texas

Joe Rowe lived happily in the middle of the West Texas desert - until a stranger named Rick McLaren moved in and started a violent militia group called the Republic of Texas.  Things got downright ugly when McLaren sent troops to take Joe hostage in his own home.

Check out some behind-the-scenes footage of Joe showing off bulletholes in his home! Right here at Snap Films!

Producer: Stephanie Foo

International Gaydar

As a little kid growing up in Chicago, Sam Biederman knew that he wasn’t like the other boys. But it took leaving the country to really understand what was happening.

Producers: Pat Mesiti-Miller and Anna Sussman

Learning to Speak

Ali was an Alevi Kurd living in Turkey.  And for Ali that meant either keeping his identity a secret or facing religious persecution and racism.  But after serving in the Turkish military, he found he could no longer stay silent.

Producers: Stephanie Foo and Mark Ristich

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