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The English Surgeon

by Geoffrey Smith and Rachel Wexler

A British neurosurgeon confronts the dilemmas of the doctor-patient relationship on his latest mission to Ukraine.

Global Voices, POV, Global Perspectives Collection

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How Is Your Fish Today?

by Xiaolu Guo

Working on his latest screenplay in Beijing, Hui Rao is suffering from writer’s block when he begins to live as the character he is trying to create.

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection

In the Shadow of the Sun

by Harry Freeland

An intimate story about two very different members of a remote islands' albino community in Tanzania, as a wave of brutal killings targeting people with albinism sweeps their country.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens

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A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman

by Rodrigo Dorfman and Peter Raymont

An exploration of exile, memory, longing, and democracy as seen through the eyes of one of America’s literary treasures — world-renowned playwright, Ariel Dorfman.

Global Perspectives Collection

Relocated Mountains

by Matthew Metcalfe and Julia Parnell

A Kurdish refugee risks his life by traveling back to his homeland to visit his grandmother before she dies.

Global Perspectives Collection

Return to the Border

by NOJA and Sylvie Blum

A Chinese-born filmmaker reflects on the personal ramifications of the political ideals of communism and socialism from his memories of a childhood in the border town of Dandong to his experiences in North Korea.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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Solo

by Jennifer Peedom and David Michod

Thirty-nine-year-old adventurer Andrew McAuley has a dangerous, monumental mission: Be the first person to kayak solo from Australia to New Zealand.

Global Perspectives Collection

A Story of People in War and Peace

by Vardan Hovhannisyan

After 12 years, journalist and former P.O.W., Vardan Hovhannisyan returns to the Soviet Union in search of answers to the war and lessons for peace.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Stranded: The Andes Plane Crash Survivors

by Gonzalo Arijon and Marc Silvera

Stranded is a parable of human survival and extreme measures as a group of young athletes break society’s greatest taboo in order to survive after a plane crash in the mountains.

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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