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A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman

by Rodrigo Dorfman and Peter Raymont

An exploration of exile, memory, longing, and democracy as seen through the eyes of one of America’s literary treasures — world-renowned playwright, Ariel Dorfman.

Global Perspectives Collection

Pushing the Elephant

by Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel

A story of forgiveness, hope, and the joy of family life, Pushing the Elephant captures one woman’s mission for peace in her country beset by genocidal violence.

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

The Real Slumdogs

by Zigzag Productions

A journey into the heart of Dharavi, Mumbai (setting for the blockbuster Slumdog Millionaire, that looks at what it's like to live in Asia's largest slum, from the point of view of the residents themselves.

Global Perspectives Collection

Relocated Mountains

by Matthew Metcalfe and Julia Parnell

A Kurdish refugee risks his life by traveling back to his homeland to visit his grandmother before she dies.

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 Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Sea Point Days

by Francois Verster

The Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town was once once a bastion of apartheid exclusivity. Today it is a mix of age, race, gender, religion, wealth status, and sexual orientation. In a country that will not fully deal with past or present, is all as it appears?

Global Perspectives Collection

Shadow of the Holy Book

by Arto Halonen and Kevin Frazier

Shadow of the Holy Book exposes the immorality of international companies doing business with the dictatorship of oil-and-gas-rich Turkmenistan, thus helping to hide its human rights and free speech abuses — all in the name of profit and corporate greed.

Global Perspectives Collection

Shadya

by Danny Hakim, Udi Kalinsky, and Roy Westler

Shadya Zoabi, a charismatic 17-year-old karate world champion, strives to succeed on her own terms within her traditional Muslim village in northern Israel.

Independent Lens, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Diverse Muslim Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Shayfeen.com: We're Watching You

by Leila Menjou and Sherief Elkatsha

Get an intimate look at the 2005 multi-party elections in Egypt through the eyes of three women working to assure the election’s legitimacy.

Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Diverse Muslim Voices

The Siege

by Elise West, Bentley Dean, Curtis Levy, and Christine Olsen

In a desperate attempt to save his wife’s life, Nestor Cerpa leader of the Peruvian Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement and his squad of commandos seized the Japanese ambassador’s residence in Lima, holding dozens of foreign diplomats and businessmen hostage for 126 days.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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