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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

Recycle

by Mahmoud al Massad

Abu Ammar, one of thousands of ex-Mujahideen in Jordan, now struggles to support his family on his meager earnings from recycling discarded cardboard. After years of fighting against the Soviets in Afghanistan, Ammar struggles with his faith and the social realities of life in the hometown of the infamous al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Global Voices, Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection

Return to the Border

by NOJA and Sylvie Blum

A Chinese-born filmmaker reflects on the personal ramifications of the political ideals of communism and socialism from his memories of a childhood in the border town of Dandong to his experiences in North Korea.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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Seoul Train

by Lisa Sleeth and Jim Butterworth

Thousands of North Korean refugees risk their lives trying to escape their homeland and China, aided by activists via an underground railroad.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

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T-Shirt Travels

by Shantha Bloemen

An eye-opening documentary tracing how secondhand clothing donated to charity in the western world eventually lands in Zambia, Africa, and how the communities that trade and resell these clothes are impacted.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

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.

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

A Village Called Versailles

by S. Leo Chiang

The story of a Vietnamese American community on the edge of New Orleans that fought the opening of a toxic government-imposed landfill near their homes.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

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Waiting for the Revolution

by Rodrigo Vazquez

Following two newly elected indigenous leaders from the campaign trail to their first year in office, filmmaker Rodrigo Vasquez journeys into the heart of the democratic revolution in Bolivia.

Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices

Welcome to the World

by Brian Hill

Welcome to the World asks: Is it worse to be born poor than to die poor?

Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Why Poverty?

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A Working Mom

by Limor Pinhasov and Yaron Kaftori

A divorced mother of two returns to her home and children in Bolivia after 15 years of struggling for a better life in Israel — only to find that her family members have become strangers.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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