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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 Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Before the Revolution

by Dan Shadur

Using rare archival footage and interviews, director Dan Shadur — whose family had been part of a community of Israelis living in Iran in the ‘70s — reveals a startling new perspective on a revolution that changed the world.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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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 Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Children of the Sun

by Ran Tal and Amir Harel

Tracing Israel’s kibbutz movement, Children of the Sun follows members of the Zionist elite from their birth in the 1920s and 1930s to the crisis that weakened the movement

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Dinner with the President: A Nation's Journey

by Sabiha Sumar and Sachithanandam Sathananthan

Directors Sabiha Sumar and Sachithanandam Sathananthan sit down with former President Pervez Musharraf, before he resigns from office, to address the army general’s plans to establish democracy in Pakistan.

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Flipping Out

by Yoav Shamir and Michael Sharfstein

Israel is struggling to deal with about 2,000 former soldiers every year who abuse hallucinogenic drugs until they become psychotic.

Global Perspectives Collection

Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale

by Nima Sarvestani and Malla Grapengiesser

Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale follows young Iranians through the organ trade process, in the only country in the world where kidney trading is legal.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Iraqi Exodus

by Paul Mitchell and Tania Rakhmanova

The staggering refugee crisis unfolding in the Middle East as Iraqis flee their war-torn homeland.

Wide Angle, Global Perspectives Collection

Lakshmi and Me

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

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On the Border of Desperation

by Nima Sarvestani

Poverty, violence, and extreme conditions in Kurdistan, Iran, are forcing Kurds like Tala into petrol smuggling over the border to Iraq at great risk.

Global Perspectives Collection

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