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The Revolutionary Optimists

by Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen

Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned social entrepreneur, has sown hope in the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta by empowering children to become leaders in improving health, transforming their communities for the better.

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

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater

The dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a global movement.

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

Waste Land

by Lucy Walker

"The moment when one thing turns into another is the most beautiful moment. A combination of sounds turns into music. And that applies to everything." — Brazilian artist Vik Muniz

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead

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