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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

I.M. Pei: Building China Modern

by Eugene Shirley

After 70 years in the U.S., renowned architect I.M. Pei returns to his ancestral home of Suzhou, China to build a modern museum in this ancient city.

American Masters

Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter

by Monica Lam, David Petersen, and Fawn Ring

Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter follows the making of a contemporary opera written by Amy Tan with music by Stewart Wallace.

The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia

by Vardan Hovhannisyan and Inna Sahakyan

Two elderly masters of Armenian tightrope dancing search for an understudy to carry on a dying tradition.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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Miss Nikki & The Tiger Girls

by Juliet Lamont

If you think it's hard making it as an all-girl band, try being the first to do it with a military dictatorship breathing down your neck.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Monkey Dance

by Julie Mallozzi

Their parents escaped Cambodia's killing fields — now dance helps three teens survive the minefields of urban America.

Operation Filmmaker

by Nina Davenport

Iraqi film student Muthana Mohmed — whose school was destroyed by American bombs — lands a dream job working on a Hollywood movie.

Independent Lens

Stand Up: Muslim American Comics Come of Age

by Glenn Baker

Stand Up explores the emergence of Muslim and Arab American comedians in the wake of 9/11, showing how the comics use humor to take on stereotypes about Middle Easterners and the issue of terrorism.

Street Ballad: A Jakarta Story

by Daniel Ziv

A young, gifted street musician searches for identity, legitimacy, and love on the frenzied streets of Jakarta, Indonesia.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Wham! Bam! Islam!

by Isaac Solotaroff

When a Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series with 99 superheroes based on the 99 virtues of Allah, he runs up against suspicion from Muslims and the harsh realities of the global marketplace.

Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices

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