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by Tim Slade and Joanna Buggy

In four corners of the globe on four different days throughout the year, four violinists and a small ensemble of their musician friends come together to perform one of the most well loved pieces of music in the world; Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story

by Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim

Abduction is the true story of a 13-year-old Japanese girl kidnapped by North Korean spies in 1977, and her parents's 30-year battle to bring her home.

Independent Lens

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

by Alison Klayman

Ai Weiwei is arguably the most internationally celebrated Chinese artist of the modern era. At heart, he is a troublemaker with a serious agenda: to challenge the oppression of the Chinese people by their government with rebellious and irreverent gestures. His activism has cost him his freedom repeatedly, but he never seems to lose his childlike approach to serious dissidence executed with a wink.

Independent Lens

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Be Good, Smile Pretty

By Tracy Droz Tragos and Chris Donahue

As one of the 20,000 Americans who lost their fathers in Vietnam, a daughter embarks on an intense, personal journey to reclaim the memory of her father, who died in the war when she was an infant.

Independent Lens

Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

by Jessica Oreck

Japan's traditional fascination with insects could help Westerners re-imagine their relationship to nature.

Independent Lens

The Cats of Mirikitani

by Linda Hattendorf and Masahiro Yoshikawa

When 9/11 threatens 80-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani's life on the streets of New York, the artist begins to confront his painful past and finds hope, humanity, and home.

Independent Lens

China 21

by Ruby Yang

A portrait of a new generation raised under China's “One Child Policy.”

China Blue

by Micha X. Peled

Jasmine left her village in a remote part of China to get a job and help her family. Now she and her teenage friends at the blue jean factory are trying to survive in a brutal work environment.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Chinese School

by Marcus Jones, Sarah Howitt, Sarah Hamilton, Daisy Newton Dunn, and Drankie Fathers

Spend a year at a small town school in rural Anhui, China, where a group of families, teachers and children reveal stories of hardship, joy, and success.

Global Perspectives Collection

Circus School

by Guo Jing and Ke Dingding

Take a rare look into one of China's most treasured commodities — acrobats. Circus School reveals the rigorous physical training students must endure as they prepare for a national competition.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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