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by Nima Sarvestani
Poverty, violence, and extreme conditions in Kurdistan, Iran, are forcing Kurds like Tala into petrol smuggling over the border to Iraq at great risk.
Global Perspectives Collection
by Nina Davenport
Iraqi film student Muthana Mohmed — whose school was destroyed by American bombs — lands a dream job working on a Hollywood movie.
by Richard Robbins
Operation Homecoming presents firsthand accounts of American soldiers through their own words.
by Justine Shapiro
Jewish filmmaker Justine Shapiro and her six-year-old son experience the daily life of three middle class families from very different backgrounds in Tehran, Iran.
by Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann
Outlawed in Pakistan tells the story of Kainat Soomro as she takes a rape case through Pakistan’s deeply flawed criminal justice system.
by Tom Hayes
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the Occupied West Bank and Gaza cuts the fabric of this small part of the world like a knife, dividing everyone and everything.
by Nitza Gonen and Dalit Kimor
In the Israeli Arab village of Tamra, eight widows challenge social conventions and establish the Azka Pickle Cooperative, seeking financial independence for themselves and their children.
Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices, Wide Angle
by Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel
Project Kashmir tests the limits of friendship and costs of war in one of the most dangerous and beautiful places on earth.
by Justine Shapiro and B.Z. Goldberg
A compelling and humorous take on the Middle East conflict from the perspectives of seven Palestinian and Israeli children living only minutes apart in Jerusalem but locked in separate worlds.
Global Voices, POV
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, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens