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Afghanistan Unveiled

by Brigitte Brault

Filmed by the first-ever team of women video journalists trained in Afghanistan, this uncompromising film reveals the effects of the Taliban's repressive rule and U.S.-sponsored bombing campaign on Afghan women.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Alive in Limbo

by Erica Marcus

Being a teenager is hard — especially in a war zone. Alive in Limbo traces the lives of five Arab youth over 10 years, uncovering their ordinary adolescent obsessions, familiar dreams, and their attempts to live normal lives amidst the ruins of war around them.

Arusi Persian Wedding

by Marjan Tehrani

Iranian American filmmaker Marjan Tehrani chronicles her brother's return to Iran as he travels with his American wife to have a traditional Persian wedding and explore his lost heritage.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

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Bad Voodoo's War

by Deborah Scranton

Director Deborah Scranton creates "a virtual embed" with a band of National Guard infantrymen supplying cameras to the soldiers so they can record and tell the story of their war.

Frontline

Be Like Others

by Tanaz Eshaghian and Peter Wintonick

An intimate and unflinching look at life in Iran through the eyes of young men choosing to undergo sex change surgery, Be Like Others explores the implications and sacrifices of those living on the fringes of an Islamic society.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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The Beetle

by Yishai Orian

What do you do when you’re in love with your old jalopy, but your pregnant wife insists you get rid of it for something more practical?

Global Voices

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Before the Revolution

by Dan Shadur

The untold story of the last days of the Israeli community in Iran, on the eve of the Islamic revolution, told through the eyes of a young Israeli family.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Blessed Is the Match

by Roberta Grossman

Narrated by Joan Allen, Blessed Is the Match is the first documentary feature about Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc. Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured, and ultimately executed by the Nazis.

Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Independent Lens

Bridge Over the Wadi

by Barak Heymann and Tomer Heymann

Bridge Over the Wadi follows a group of young Arab and Jewish children for one year as their grade school attempts a bi-national and bi-lingual program.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Camp Victory, Afghanistan

by Carol Dysinger

Camp Victory, Afghanistan follows several soldiers — Afghan and American — across the divide of language, culture, and religion as they attempt to accomplish a near impossible task: crafting a modern army to serve a struggling nation.

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