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Maquilapolis: City of Factories

by Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre

Women workers in Tijuana’s assembly factories tell their stories as they work to carve out lives of agency in a new and complicated century, revealing the transformation of a city and its people by globalization.

POV, Global Voices

The New Americans

by Gordon Quinn, Gita Saedi, and Steve James

Follow a diverse group of immigrants and refugees as they leave their home and families behind and learn what it means to be new Americans in the 21st century.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

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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

Niños de la Memoria

by Kathryn Smith Pyle and María Teresa Rodríguez

Hundreds — possibly thousands — of children disappeared from El Salvador in the midst of that country's civil war in the 1980s. Niños de la Memoría follows three of those children as they return to their native country in search of identity and answers.

Global Voices

Overbooked

by Stefano Strocchi and Stefano Tealdi

A polite Italian travel agent and an authoritarian Moroccan immigrant, two very different men from two different cultures, try to manage a diverse group of people traveling from Italy to Morocco.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Paper Words

by Joyce Lee

A 3-D-animated short about a bright, five year old from China who uses her imagination to cope with her new life in America.

Global Voices

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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

Rain in a Dry Land

by Anne Makepeace

Rain in a Dry Land chronicles a year in the lives of two Somali Bantu families as they leave behind a legacy of slavery in Africa to face new challenges as Muslim immigrants in post-9/11 America.

Global Voices, POV

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Refugee

by Spencer Nakasako

Three young Cambodian American men return to the land of their roots wielding video cameras to document their experience of meeting fathers, sisters, and brothers for the first time.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Sentenced Home

by Nicole Newnham and David Grabias

Raised as Americans in inner-city projects near Seattle, three young Cambodian men are deported back to Cambodia, caught between a tragic past and an uncertain future by a system that doesn't offer any second chances.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

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