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Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock

by Sharon La Cruise

A look at the life of African American political activist and newspaper publisher Daisy Bates.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

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Deej

by Robert Rooy and DJ Savarese

Deej is the story of DJ Savarese ("Deej"), a gifted, young writer and an advocate for nonspeaking autistics.

The Delano Manongs

by Marissa Aroy

Larry Itliong instigated the great Delano grape strike of 1965 which resulted in the formation of the United Farmworkers of America, but the Filipino labor organizer has faded from popular memory.

Diamond in the Dunes

by Christopher Rufo

Meet young Parhat Ablat, a member of a Muslim minority from the deserts of Western China, who is leading the fight against racial segregation using the unlikely medium of baseball.

Global Voices

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End of Waiting Time

by Perez Molero, Jesus Sanjurjo, and Valerie Delpierre

During the long dictatorship of Spanish General Francisco Franco, hundreds of people were arrested, executed or disappeared. Today, the families of those who vanished have begun to search for answers about their relatives.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four

by Rebecca Cerese and Steven Channing

One day at a Woolworth lunch counter, four young men changed the course of history.

Independent Lens

First Australians

by Darren Dale and Rachel Perkins

This epic story combines landscapes, interviews, art and archival footage to present the birth of contemporary Australia from the perspectives of its first peoples.

Global Perspectives Collection

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

by Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy, and Paco de Onís

Discover how a 26-year-old documentary became vital forensic evidence in the trial of a dictator for human-rights abuses.

Women and Girls Lead, POV

Have You Heard From Johannesburg

by Connie Field

This five-part series chronicles the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa’s entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War.

Independent Lens

Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay

by Eric Slade and Jack Walsh

Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay examines how through a landmark lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department, activist Harry Hay and his group, the Mattachine Society, changed the face of gay rights in America.

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