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The Devil's Miner

by Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani

Living in poverty with their mother in the mountains of Bolivia, 14-year-old Basilio and his 12-year-old brother, Bernardino, work long shifts in the Cerro Rico silver mines, braving deadly conditions to earn enough money to attend school.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Dinner with the President: A Nation's Journey

by Sabiha Sumar and Sachithanandam Sathananthan

Directors Sabiha Sumar and Sachithanandam Sathananthan sit down with former President Pervez Musharraf, before he resigns from office, to address the army general’s plans to establish democracy in Pakistan.

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Dirt! The Movie

by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow

Industrial farming, mining and urban development have endangered soil and resulted in cataclysmic droughts, starvation, floods and climate change. How can humans reconnect to dirt — the living skin of the Earth?

Independent Lens

A Dream in Doubt

by Tami Yeager

In the wake of 9/11 and the hate crimes that followed, a Sikh American struggles to believe in the American dream amidst a climate of xenophobia and fear.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

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En Route to Baghdad

by Simone Duarte

En Route to Baghdad is a portrait of the peacekeeping career of former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mello, whose death in a 2003 Baghdad bombing attack became a tragic metaphor for the effort to bring stability to Iraq.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

God Loves Uganda

by Roger Ross Williams

Inspired by his own roots in the African American Baptist church, director Roger Ross Williams delves into the evangelical movement in Uganda.

Independent Lens

Upcoming broadcasts 

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

by Maro Chermayeff, Jamie Gordon, and Mikaela Beardsley

This multi-platform project is centered around a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event based on Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's widely acclaimed book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

Upcoming broadcasts 

Have You Heard From Johannesburg

by Connie Field

This five-part series chronicles the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa’s entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War.

Independent Lens

Iron Ladies of Liberia

by Daniel Junge, Siatta Scott-Johnson, Henry Ansbacher, and Jonathan Stack

Go behind the scenes with Africa’s first freely elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, of Liberia.

Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Independent Lens

Lakshmi and Me

by Nishtha Jain and Smriti Nevatia

In this intimate examination of the relationship between Indian filmmaker Nishtha Jain and her young maid, Lakshmi, Jain holds up a mirror to her own culture and the pervasive caste system that can still determine an individual’s fate in life.

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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