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City of Borders

by Yun Suh

In the heart of Jerusalem, people of all nationalities, religious affiliations, and sexual orientations gather and find peace in an unlikely place: a gay bar.

The Collaborator and His Family

by Adi Barash, Ruthie Shatz, and Ross Kauffman

In this cinema verité film, a Palestinian family is torn apart by its patriarch's collaboration with Israel.

Global Voices

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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.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens

En Route to Baghdad

by Simone Duarte

En Route to Baghdad is a portrait of the peacekeeping career of former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mello, whose death in a 2003 Baghdad bombing attack became a tragic metaphor for the effort to bring stability to Iraq.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

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

Frontiers of Dreams and Fears

by Mai Masri

Two girls living in refugee camps in Beirut and Bethlehem share the feelings and hopes of a new generation of young Palestinians.

Hell of a Nation

by Tamara Gould and Bonnie Cohen

This intimate look at two candidates struggling to participate in Afghanistan’s constitutional convention shows how the road to becoming a delegate is almost as difficult as the country’s terrain itself; only a fraction of Afghans are elected to this landmark event.

Global Voices, Wide Angle

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 Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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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.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens

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