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Lioness

by Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers

An intimate look at war through the eyes of women on the front lines and the U.S. military policy that bans them from combat.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

The List

by Beth Murphy

A modern-day Oskar Schindler story about Kirk Johnson, a 26-year-old American aid worker, fighting to save thousands of Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the United States to help rebuild Iraq.

Global Voices

Love Inventory

by David Fisher and Yahaly Gat

Enlisting his four reluctant siblings, an Israeli filmmaker goes looking for a missing person from their past, uncovering a secret that changes their family forever.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

Motherland Afghanistan

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, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Independent Lens

My Country, My Country

by Laura Poitras and Jocelyn S. Glatzer

Telling the behind-the-scenes story of the January 2005 national elections in Iraq, this provocative documentary is a testament to the courage of people willing to put their lives on the line for the promise of democracy.

Global Voices, POV

My So-Called Enemy

by Lisa Gossels and Eden Wurmfeld

My So-Called Enemy follows six Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls committed to justice and mutual understanding after participating in a women’s leadership program, and how their lives and realities are transformed over the next seven years.

Global Voices

On the Border of Desperation

by Nima Sarvestani

Poverty, violence, and extreme conditions in Kurdistan, Iran, are forcing Kurds like Tala into petrol smuggling over the border to Iraq at great risk.

Global Perspectives Collection

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Operation Filmmaker

by Nina Davenport

Iraqi film student Muthana Mohmed — whose school was destroyed by American bombs — lands a dream job working on a Hollywood movie.

Independent Lens

Our Summer in Tehran

by Justine Shapiro

Jewish filmmaker Justine Shapiro and her six-year-old son experience the daily life of three middle class families from very different backgrounds in Tehran, Iran.

Upcoming broadcasts 

Outlawed in Pakistan

by Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann

Outlawed in Pakistan tells the story of Kainat Soomro as she takes a rape case through Pakistan’s deeply flawed criminal justice system.

Frontline

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