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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.

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

Los Trabajadores/The Workers

by Heather Courtney

Focusing on the lives of Juan and Ramon, immigrant day laborers working in Austin, Texas, Los Trabajadores/The Workers explores the contradictions that haunt America's dependence on and discrimination against immigrant labor.

Independent Lens

Two Square Miles

by Barbara Ettinger and Sven Huseby

Two Square Miles tracks the conflicts in the small town of Hudson, New York as a proposed multinational coal-fired cement plant threatens to reshape the community.

Independent Lens

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.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

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The Waiting Room

by Peter Nicks and Linda Davis

The Waiting Room is a cinema verité portrait of a California city's public safety-net hospital as it struggles to handle patient overload in a swooning economy and a constantly shifting landscape of health care policy.

Independent Lens

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