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Lakshmi and Me

by Nishtha Jain and Smriti Nevatia

In this intimate examination of the relationship between Indian filmmaker Nishtha Jain and her young maid, Lakshmi, Jain holds up a mirror to her own culture and the pervasive caste system that can still determine an individual’s fate in life.

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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Last Train Home

by Lixin Fan and Mila Aung-Thwin

Set against the backdrop of the world’s largest annual human migration, Last Train Home follows the Zhang family who travel home on Chinese New Year to reunite with their teenage daughter.

Global Voices, POV, Global Perspectives Collection

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Last White Man Standing

by Justin Webster, Mette Heide, and Don Edkins

Tom Cholmondeley, heir to the largest white-owned estate in Kenya, stands accused of murdering a black poacher on his land. The film follows the case and gives an in-depth look at its sociopolitical context.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

A Lion's Trail

by Francois Verster, Dan Jawitz, and Mark J. Kaplan

In the 1920s, Zulu singer Solomon Linda composed "Mbube," a hit melody in his native South Africa. Decades later, it skyrocketed to the top of the international pop charts as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." Follow this beloved song's rocky history, from South Africa to Brooklyn and back, asking why Linda died penniless, while American artists made millions off of his music.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

The List

by Beth Murphy

A modern-day Oskar Schindler story about Kirk Johnson, a 26-year-old American aid worker, fighting to save thousands of Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the United States to help rebuild Iraq.

Global Voices

Lost Boys of Sudan

by Jon Shenk and Megan Mylan

Lost Boys of Sudan is a feature-length documentary that follows two young refugees of Sudan’s civil war through their first year in America.

POV, Global Voices

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The Lost Dream

by Jehan S. Harney

Nazar and Salam helped the coalition forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom and were forced to flee their homes. As they begin new lives in the United States, they wonder if their sacrifice was worth the costs.

Global Voices

Miss Nikki & The Tiger Girls

by Juliet Lamont

If you think it's hard making it as an all-girl band, try being the first to do it with a military dictatorship breathing down your neck.

Women of the World, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Niños de la Memoria

by Kathryn Smith Pyle and María Teresa Rodríguez

Hundreds — possibly thousands — of children disappeared from El Salvador in the midst of that country's civil war in the 1980s. Niños de la Memoría follows three of those children as they return to their native country in search of identity and answers.

Global Voices

The Oath

by Laura Poitras

The Oath is a story about family, taxis, al Qaeda, Guantanamo Bay, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

POV, Global Voices

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