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A Lion's Trail

by Francois Verster, Dan Jawitz, and Mark J. Kaplan

In the 1920s, Zulu singer Solomon Linda composed "Mbube," a hit melody in his native South Africa. Decades later, it skyrocketed to the top of the international pop charts as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." Follow this beloved song's rocky history, from South Africa to Brooklyn and back, asking why Linda died penniless, while American artists made millions off of his music.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Lives Worth Living

by Eric Neudel

Lives Worth Living follows one man's struggle to survive after a spinal cord injury and his role in the earliest days of the Disability Rights Movement.

Independent Lens

The Lost Dream

by Jehan S. Harney

Nazar and Salam helped the coalition forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom and were forced to flee their homes. As they begin new lives in the United States, they wonder if their sacrifice was worth the costs.

Global Voices

Niños de la Memoria

by Kathryn Smith Pyle and María Teresa Rodríguez

Hundreds — possibly thousands — of children disappeared from El Salvador in the midst of that country's civil war in the 1980s. Niños de la Memoría follows three of those children as they return to their native country in search of identity and answers.

Global Voices

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

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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

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

Scenes from a Parish

by James Rutenbeck

At St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lawrence, Massachusetts, “Love thy neighbor” is easier said than done when immigration uncovers ethnic tensions that threaten to split the congregation.

Independent Lens

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The State of Arizona

by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini

The State of Arizona captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration.

Independent Lens

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