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Morning Sun

by Richard Gordon and Carma Hinton

This documentary tracks a generation that came of age during China’s Cultural Revolution (1966 to 1976) and explores the historical and ethical implications of this violent and dramatic era.

Global Voices

The Mosquito Problem & Other Stories

by Andrey Paounov, and Martichka Bozhilova

In a world instantly transformed by ideologies, regimes, and dreams of economic prosperity, characters’ lives intersect in a sinister past and nuclear future.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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My Perestroika

by Robin Hessman and Rachel Wexler

My Perestroika follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times — from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia.

POV, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty

by Ben Lewis

Explore the history of grand schemes to eradicate poverty, through a combination of animation, archival material, live action, anecdote, and humor.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices, Why Poverty?

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Revolucion: Five Visions

by Nicole Cattell

Revolucion: Five Visions presents the story of five Cuban photographers whose lives and work span more than four decades, and whose perspectives on photography are as varied as their opinions about the Cuban Revolution.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

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A Story of People in War and Peace

by Vardan Hovhannisyan

After 12 years, journalist and former P.O.W., Vardan Hovhannisyan returns to the Soviet Union in search of answers to the war and lessons for peace.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Stranded: The Andes Plane Crash Survivors

by Gonzalo Arijon and Marc Silvera

Stranded is a parable of human survival and extreme measures as a group of young athletes break society’s greatest taboo in order to survive after a plane crash in the mountains.

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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Thunder in Guyana

by Suzanne Wasserman

How did a 77-year-old Jewish woman from Chicago become the president of a South American country?

Independent Lens, Global Voices

Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela

by Thomas Harris

An African American filmmaker explores the life and death of the man who raised him, facing stark questions about South African history, the anti-apartheid movement and his own identity.

POV, Global Voices

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