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After he breaks up with his girlfriend, Ravi Patel — almost 30 and single — enters the semi-arranged marriage system in America.
by Juan Mandelbaum
They dreamed of a revolution that would transform Argentina. But what happened to this hopeful generation who suddenly “disappeared”?
Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Stanley Nelson
Each summer, affluent and successful African Americans like filmmaker Stanley Nelson return to Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, an upper middle class resort community that has historically provided an oasis for black professionals.
by Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel
Project Kashmir tests the limits of friendship and costs of war in one of the most dangerous and beautiful places on earth.
by Liz Oakley and Joanna Katz
After surviving a vicious gang-rape attack, a South Carolina woman is transformed into a committed and eloquent activist challenging laws she believes favor prisoners’ rights over victims’ rights.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens
by Michèle Ohayon
Academy Award nominee Michele Ohayon explores how love survived the horror of the Holocaust.
by Paul Fierlinger
From his dark days in Communist Czechoslovakia through brighter times in the United States, animator Paul Fierlinger has navigated through life with dog as his co-pilot.
by Gonzalo Arijon and Marc Silvera
Stranded is a parable of human survival and extreme measures as a group of young athletes break society’s greatest taboo in order to survive after a plane crash in the mountains.
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Karen Skloss
Director Karen Skloss is herself the result of an unplanned pregnancy, and now finds herself pregnant and single in her 20s. She shares this intimate story of two mothers and the circumstances that afforded them very different options.
by Judy Irving
The true story of a bohemian St. Francis in San Francisco and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild red and green parrots.