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The Devil's Miner

by Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani

Living in poverty with their mother in the mountains of Bolivia, 14-year-old Basilio and his 12-year-old brother, Bernardino, work long shifts in the Cerro Rico silver mines, braving deadly conditions to earn enough money to attend school.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Dirt! The Movie

by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow

Industrial farming, mining and urban development have endangered soil and resulted in cataclysmic droughts, starvation, floods and climate change. How can humans reconnect to dirt — the living skin of the Earth?

Independent Lens

Eating Alabama

by Andrew Beck Grace

A filmmaker turns the camera on himself as he and his wife upend their lives in pursuit of local food, discovering along the way stories about community, sustainability, and identity.

Upcoming broadcasts 

End of the Rainbow

by Robert Nugent, Mitzi Goldman, Michel Zwecker, and Jean-Pierre Gibrat

End of the Rainbow explores the human dimensions of industrial gold-mining in two remote locations: Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo and Guinea, West Africa.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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Escape from Affluenza: Living Better on Less

by John de Graaf

A sequel to Affluenza, a documentary which introduced Americans to the national epidemic of rampant consumerism and materialism.

Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison

by Doug Hawes-Davis

Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison tells the rich history of the bison, an American icon of the wild with deep ties to native peoples, which is struggling today to reestablish itself in the Great Plains.

Independent Lens

Upcoming broadcasts Watch it online

Fallon, NV: Deadly Oasis

by Amie Williams

Residents of a quiet ranching community and “Top Gun” naval air base struggle to discover why the children of their town are diagnosed with leukemia at 44 times the national average.

Fenceline: A Company Town Divided

by Slawomir Grunberg and Jane Greenberg

The social divisions in Norco, Louisiana — a company town in the middle of the Mississippi River’s notorious “cancer alley” — are literally black and white.

True Stories, POV

A Fish Story

by Courtney Hayes and Tim Gallagher

A Fish Story is a tale of two women who lead their communities in a battle against a coalition of national environmental groups for control of the ocean. Three hundred years of fishing tradition and the health of the ocean hang in the balance.

Independent Lens

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Garbage Dreams

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.

Global Voices, Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection

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