Oil & Water

by Francine Strickwerda and Laurel Spellman Smith

Oil & Water is the true David & Goliath story of two boys coming of age in the middle of one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. One fights for the survival of his Amazonian tribe, while the other attempts to revolutionize the oil industry.

Global Voices

Upcoming broadcasts Watch it online

On Wheels Brasil

by Sergio Bloch

Following the lives of people that push, pull, or pedal some kind of vehicle to earn their living on Brazil’s city streets, On Wheels Brasil establishes a relationship between the wheel’s movement and the inconstancy of life.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Watch it online

Our Disappeared/Nuestros Desaparecidos

by Juan Mandelbaum

They dreamed of a revolution that would transform Argentina. But what happened to this hopeful generation who suddenly “disappeared”?

Independent Lens, Global Voices

A Path Appears

by Maro Chermayeff

From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky, A Path Appears goes to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and the USA to uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, and solutions being implemented to combat them.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead

Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty

by Ben Lewis

Explore the history of grand schemes to eradicate poverty, through a combination of animation, archival material, live action, anecdote, and humor.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices, Why Poverty?

Watch it online

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

The Siege

by Elise West, Bentley Dean, Curtis Levy, and Christine Olsen

In a desperate attempt to save his wife’s life, Nestor Cerpa leader of the Peruvian Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement and his squad of commandos seized the Japanese ambassador’s residence in Lima, holding dozens of foreign diplomats and businessmen hostage for 126 days.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices, Independent Lens

Watch it online

Waiting for the Revolution

by Rodrigo Vazquez

Following two newly elected indigenous leaders from the campaign trail to their first year in office, filmmaker Rodrigo Vasquez journeys into the heart of the democratic revolution in Bolivia.

Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices

Waste Land

by Lucy Walker

"The moment when one thing turns into another is the most beautiful moment. A combination of sounds turns into music. And that applies to everything." — Brazilian artist Vik Muniz

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead

EXPLORE FILMS

By Topic