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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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Love Inventory

by David Fisher and Yahaly Gat

Enlisting his four reluctant siblings, an Israeli filmmaker goes looking for a missing person from their past, uncovering a secret that changes their family forever.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

Motherland Afghanistan

by Catherine Gund, Sedika Mojadidi, and Jenny Raskin

Nearly one in seven Afghan women dies in childbirth. Follow an Afghan American filmmaker and her father to his native Afghanistan, where he brings desperately needed medical attention and expertise to the women most susceptible to maternal mortality.

Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Women of the World, Independent Lens

New Year Baby

by Socheata Poeuv

Filmmaker Socheata Poeuv grew up in the United States never knowing that her family had survived the Khmer Rouge genocide. In New Year Baby, she embarks on a journey to Cambodia in search of the truth about her family's past.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Our Disappeared/Nuestros Desaparecidos

by Juan Mandelbaum

They dreamed of a revolution that would transform Argentina. But what happened to this hopeful generation who suddenly “disappeared”?

Independent Lens, Global Voices

Point of Entry: An Intimate Look at Modern Immigration

by Zeus Quijano, Jr.

Carlos is an illegal immigrant living in the United States with his wife and two children. His decision to leave Mexico, his parents and siblings weighed heavily on him, but he knew that for them to get ahead he would have to leave for America. He was 15 years old at the time. Today, Carlos is 30 and continues sending money home to his family.

Global Voices

Return to the Border

by NOJA and Sylvie Blum

A Chinese-born filmmaker reflects on the personal ramifications of the political ideals of communism and socialism from his memories of a childhood in the border town of Dandong to his experiences in North Korea.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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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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