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Rising Waters: Global Warming and the Fate of the Pacific Islands

by Andrea Torrice

Personal stories of Pacific Islander students, fishermen, elders, scientists, and farmers put a human face on the international climate change debate.

Sandburg's Arithmetic

by Lynn Smith

This animated film, which uses crayon drawings on glass, offers a playful interpretation of Carl Sandburg's poem "Arithmetic," and includes a joyful and musical reading by the poet himself.

Sepideh – Reaching for the Stars

by Berit Madsen

Sepideh wants to become an astronaut, but how will this be possible for a young Iranian girl? She doesn't stop to ask herself this question, she is far too busy living her adventure.

Global Perspectives Collection

Silver Sling

by Tze Chun

In the polarized economy of the near future, corporations offer incentives to their high-ranking female employees to pay for surrogate pregnancies and chemically accelerated births.

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Sweet Old Song

by Leah Mahan

An intimate portrait of the extraordinary relationship between two African American artists who have been collaborating as musicians and visual artists since 1983.

POV, True Stories

W.I.S.O.R.

by Michel Negroponte

In this science fiction documentary, scientists create a high-tech robot programmed to do critical repair work under the streets of Manhattan.

Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic

by Jon Else

Drawing upon recently declassified documents, archival footage and behind-the-scenes interviews, Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic chronicles the creation of the monumental opera based on the mysterious and paradoxical career of the “father of the atomic bomb,” Dr. Robert Oppenheimer.

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Worker Drone

by Sharat Raju

At GlobeCom India, where he provides technical assistance to customers calling in from America, Rahul’s days blend together. But an office showdown offers him a rare chance to leave his dungeon-like home in Technology City.

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