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by Mai Iskander
The world’s largest garbage village is just outside Cairo. The Zabaleen (Arabic for “garbage people”) recycle 80 percent of the trash they collect, but now multinational corporations threaten their livelihood.
Independent Lens, Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection
by Gregory Gilbert
An investigation of the cyclic social, economic and political changes influencing farm labor on Virginia's eastern shore for 400 years.
by Charlene Gilbert
“This is the story of my family, this is the story of black farmers in the 20th century, this is the story of land and love.”
by Anne Lewis
Examine the community and family toll surrounding the 1989 Pittston Coal Strike, its effects on the rank-and-file miners, and on those neighbors, shopkeepers, sons and daughters, both united and divided.
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
by Jon Alpert
Filmed over two decades in the life of Vern Sager and his family, The Last Cowboy captures a family's struggle to preserve a vanishing way of life as cowboys and Indians in the Badlands of South Dakota.
by Lixin Fan and Mila Aung-Thwin
Set against the backdrop of the world’s largest annual human migration, Last Train Home follows the Zhang family who travel home on Chinese New Year to reunite with their teenage daughter.
POV, Global Perspectives Collection
by Ramona Diaz
Four Filipino teachers are recruited to teach in some of Baltimore’s toughest schools.
by Carole Lucia Satrina and Eugene Marner
In this six-part series, Americans from all walks of life gather at diners, cafeterias, and coffee shops to discuss identity and the challenges of building community.
by The Working Group
Livelyhood is a series about work life and its relationship to our families, communities and the larger questions the country faces as the economy shifts at light speed.