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Have You Heard From Johannesburg

by Connie Field

This five-part series chronicles the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa’s entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War.

Independent Lens

Iron Ladies of Liberia

by Daniel Junge, Siatta Scott-Johnson, Henry Ansbacher, and Jonathan Stack

Go behind the scenes with Africa’s first freely elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, of Liberia.

Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Independent Lens

Last White Man Standing

by Justin Webster, Mette Heide, and Don Edkins

Tom Cholmondeley, heir to the largest white-owned estate in Kenya, stands accused of murdering a black poacher on his land. The film follows the case and gives an in-depth look at its sociopolitical context.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Lost Boys of Sudan

by Jon Shenk and Megan Mylan

Lost Boys of Sudan is a feature-length documentary that follows two young refugees of Sudan’s civil war through their first year in America.

POV, Global Voices

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Mrs. Goundo's Daughter

by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater

One mother's fight for political asylum in the United States to protect her daughter from female genital cutting, a traditional practice in their home country of Mali.

AfroPop

A Panther in Africa

by Aaron Matthews

In the 1960s, Pete O’Neal founded the Kansas City chapter of the Black Panther Party. In 1970, he fled the country for Africa where he has lived in exile for more than 30 years.

POV, Global Voices

Peace vs Justice

by Klaartje Quirijns

Peace vs Justice takes place in Uganda and at The Hague and tells the story of the miscommunication between two cultures and their different perceptions of justice.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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Pushing the Elephant

by Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel

A story of forgiveness, hope, and the joy of family life, Pushing the Elephant captures one woman’s mission for peace in her country beset by genocidal violence.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection, Women of the World

Sea Point Days

by Francois Verster

The Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town was once once a bastion of apartheid exclusivity. Today it is a mix of age, race, gender, religion, wealth status, and sexual orientation. In a country that will not fully deal with past or present, is all as it appears?

Global Perspectives Collection

Shayfeen.com: We're Watching You

by Leila Menjou and Sherief Elkatsha

Get an intimate look at the 2005 multi-party elections in Egypt through the eyes of three women working to assure the election’s legitimacy.

Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Diverse Muslim Voices

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