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by Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani
Living in poverty with their mother in the mountains of Bolivia, 14-year-old Basilio and his 12-year-old brother, Bernardino, work long shifts in the Cerro Rico silver mines, braving deadly conditions to earn enough money to attend school.
Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Chris Eska
In suburban Tokyo, Yumi waits with the same strangers for the same train every day, until she decides to find out more about her fellow commuters.
by Jim Fields and Michael Gramaglia
End of the Century follows punk progenitors The Ramones through more than two decades of touring, recording, and bickering.
by Keith Maitland
How do you see yourself, when you can’t see at all? Follow four visually impaired teenagers in Texas as they face the usual challenges of adolescence while simultaneously learning to navigate a world designed for the sighted.
by Kayo Hatta, Linda Barry, and Eleanor Nakama-Mitsungaga
Adapted from Lois-Ann Yamanaka’s Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers, this dramatic short follows 13-year-old Lovey of Hilo, Hawaii, as she tries to be anything but herself.
by Jim Bigham and Mark Moormann
Every member of the Spirit of Goodwill band copes with incredible challenges and obstacles, but nothing holds them back when it's time to rock the house.
by Mai Iskander
The world’s largest garbage village is just outside Cairo. The Zabaleen (Arabic for “garbage people”) recycle 80 percent of the trash they collect, but now multinational corporations threaten their livelihood.
Global Voices, Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection
by Nancy du Plessis
Three young Mormon men, age 19, embark on a two-year rite of passage in Germany as part of a long-standing worldwide effort by Mormon missionaries to spread their faith at home and abroad.
by Lexi Leban and Lidia Szajko
Shot over a period of four years, Girl Trouble documents the compelling personal stories of three teenage girls entangled in San Francisco's failing juvenile justice system.
by Diane Zander
Texas teenager Tara Neal wrestles through the last year that state guidelines allow her to compete with boys, amid conflict and pressures from family and community.
Independent Lens, True Stories