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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

Putin's Kiss

by Lise Birk Pedersen

Nashi is an increasingly popular political youth organization with direct ties to the Kremlin. Officially, its goal is to support the current political system by creating a future elite among the brightest and most loyal Russian teenagers. But their agenda is also to keep the political opposition from spreading their views among the Russians.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Seeds of Summer

by Hen Lasker, Edna Kowarsky, and Elinor Kowarsky

At an army base in the heart of Israel's southern desert two young female military recruits make the transformation from fragile, vulnerable young girls to confident soldiers and fierce fighters.

Global Perspectives Collection

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Sepideh – Reaching for the Stars

by Berit Madsen

Sepideh wants to become an astronaut, but how will this be possible for a young Iranian girl? She doesn't stop to ask herself this question, she is far too busy living her adventure.

Global Perspectives Collection

Shadya

by Danny Hakim, Udi Kalinsky, and Roy Westler

Shadya Zoabi, a charismatic 17-year-old karate world champion, strives to succeed on her own terms within her traditional Muslim village in northern Israel.

Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices, 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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Sisters in Law

by Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi

A compassionate state prosecutor and court president dispense wisdom, wisecracks, and justice in fair measure at one small courthouse in Cameroon.

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

Solar Mamas

by Mona Eldaief and Jehane Noujaim

Jordanian wife and mother Rafea is leaving home for the first time — to attend a college in India that is training rural women to become solar energy engineers.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection, Diverse Muslim Voices, Why Poverty?

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Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater

The dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a global movement.

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

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