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by Nishtha Jain and Smriti Nevatia
In this intimate examination of the relationship between Indian filmmaker Nishtha Jain and her young maid, Lakshmi, Jain holds up a mirror to her own culture and the pervasive caste system that can still determine an individual’s fate in life.
Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
by Anayansi Prado
Meet Telma, Eva, and Judith, three undocumented workers who toil as cooks, housekeepers, and even surrogate mothers — often at the expense of their own families — as they attempt to pursue their American dreams.
Independent Lens, True Stories, Global Voices
by Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre
Women workers in Tijuana’s assembly factories tell their stories as they work to carve out lives of agency in a new and complicated century, revealing the transformation of a city and its people by globalization.
POV, Global Voices
by Frances McElroy and Maria T. Rodriguez
One embraced the Cuban revolution, the other American democracy. Separated by time, place and politics, identical twins Margarita and Ramona de Saá continued to share a passion for dance. Mirror Dance explores the story of two women forever linked, struggling to overcome rifts not only between sisters, but also between nations.
Independent Lens, Global Voices
by Catherine Gund, Sedika Mojadidi, and Jenny Raskin
Nearly one in seven Afghan women dies in childbirth. Follow an Afghan American filmmaker and her father to his native Afghanistan, where he brings desperately needed medical attention and expertise to the women most susceptible to maternal mortality.
Women of the World, Independent Lens, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead
by Nitza Gonen and Dalit Kimor
In the Israeli Arab village of Tamra, eight widows challenge social conventions and establish the Azka Pickle Cooperative, seeking financial independence for themselves and their children.
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Wide Angle
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
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.
Independent Lens, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Diverse Muslim Voices, Global Perspectives Collection
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
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