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by Rebecca Snedeker
New Orleans filmmaker Rebecca Snedeker gives an unprecedented look at the secrets and inner workings of the old-line Carnival societies and debutante balls of Mardi Gras.
by Mercedes Stalenhoef
What happened to the villagers who were misled into appearing as backward and ignorant Kazakhs in the film Borat?
by Alexandria Hammond
Children of Haiti follows three Haitian teenage boys who live on the streets as they reflect on their country, their lives, and the hope they have for a better future.
by Ran Tal and Amir Harel
Tracing Israel’s kibbutz movement, Children of the Sun follows members of the Zionist elite from their birth in the 1920s and 1930s to the crisis that weakened the movement
Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
by Tom Hansell
Built around one day in the life of a Kentucky coal truck driver, Coal Bucket Outlaw offers a startling glimpse into the lives of working people who haul the nation's fuel.
by Leah Mahan
When the graves of former slaves are bulldozed in Mississippi, a native son returns to protect the community they settled — a place now threatened by urban sprawl, hurricanes, and an unprecedented man-made disaster.
by Julia Dengel
A Western community fights over a massive dam proposed to serve Indian-owned, coal-fired power plants, providing an intimate portrait of American pork barrel politics and Anglo-Indian relations.
by Sally Rubin and Jen Gilomen
Deep in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky, Beverly May and Terry Ratliff find themselves at the center of a contentious community battle over a proposed mountaintop removal coal mine.
by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Can the Motor City rise from its ashes? There is a growing feeling that as Detroit goes, so goes the nation. This film tells the dramatic story of a city and its most innovative people who refuse to leave the building, even as the flames are rising.
by Filmon Mebrahu
Five Sudanese refugee orphans resettled near Philadelphia use digital cameras to tell their experiences adjusting to American culture and a new way of life.