Family Portrait in Black and White

by Julia Ivanova

One foster mother is raising 16 black orphans in Ukraine, a country where 99.9 percent of the population is white, and where race does matter.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

For God, Tsar and Fatherland

by Nino Kirtadze and Paul Rozenberg

Russian nationalism percolates in a castle outside Moscow, where Mikhail Morozov — who longs for a return to the glory days of Old Russia — rules autonomously over young initiates, laying the groundwork for a rapidly growing right-wing movement.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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Gypsy Caravan: When the Road Bends

by Jasmine Dellal

A rare and dazzling look inside the world of top Romani performers, who transcend social isolation and community poverty through their music.

Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust

by Menachem Daum

Filmmaker Menachem Daum passes on the lessons he learned from his parents’ post-Holocaust crisis of faith to his own children and grandchildren, hoping to show how to be true to one’s deepest beliefs while being open to all people.

POV

The Mosquito Problem & Other Stories

by Andrey Paounov, and Martichka Bozhilova

In a world instantly transformed by ideologies, regimes, and dreams of economic prosperity, characters’ lives intersect in a sinister past and nuclear future.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

My Perestroika

by Robin Hessman and Rachel Wexler

My Perestroika follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times — from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia.

Global Perspectives Collection, POV, Global Voices

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No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos

by James Chressanthis

Two Hungarian film students escaped communist Hungary in 1956, with little more than a camera and a shopping bag full of film. Over the next 50 years, Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond would reinvent Hollywood moviemaking for an entire generation — and maintain an iron-clad friendship along the way.

Independent Lens

Power Trip

by Paul Devlin

What happens when an American energy conglomerate purchases a state-run electricity company in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia? Balancing hot tempers, high drama and widespread corruption, Power Trip explores the implications of globalization and privatization, the chaos of post-Soviet transition, and the real power struggle behind who keeps the lights on.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Putin's Kiss

by Lise Birk Pedersen

Nashi is an increasingly popular political youth organization with direct ties to the Kremlin. Officially, its goal is to support the current political system by creating a future elite among the brightest and most loyal Russian teenagers. But their agenda is also to keep the political opposition from spreading their views among the Russians.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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

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