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Fenceline: A Company Town Divided

by Slawomir Grunberg and Jane Greenberg

The social divisions in Norco, Louisiana — a company town in the middle of the Mississippi River’s notorious “cancer alley” — are literally black and white.

True Stories, POV

A Fish Story

by Courtney Hayes and Tim Gallagher

A Fish Story is a tale of two women who lead their communities in a battle against a coalition of national environmental groups for control of the ocean. Three hundred years of fishing tradition and the health of the ocean hang in the balance.

Independent Lens

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Fresh Kill

by Shu Lea Cheang

A cyberpunk narrative set in a post-apocalyptic, not-too-distant future where cats glow in the dark, fish lip sushi is the rage, and an eco-terrorist crisis is imminent.

Garbage Dreams

by Mai Iskander

The world’s largest garbage village is just outside Cairo. The Zabaleen (Arabic for “garbage people”) recycle 80 percent of the trash they collect, but now multinational corporations threaten their livelihood.

Global Voices, Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection

Garbage Warrior

by Oliver Hodge and Rachel Wexler

Garbage Warrior tells the story of maverick architect Michael Reynolds, his crew of renegade house builders from New Mexico, and their fight to introduce radically different ways of living.

Global Perspectives Collection

Great Wall Across the Yangtze

by Ellen Perry

In the heart of China engineers are constructing the world’s largest dam across the legendary Yangtze River. Critics fear the dam will be a social and environmental disaster.

Global Voices

A Healthy Baby Girl

by Judith Helfand

A woman who contracted cancer as the result of exposure to a synthetic hormone in utero documents her journey with humor and grace.

POV

Heart Strings: The Story of the Kamaka Ukulele

by Dawn Kaniaupio and Stuart Yamane

Heart Strings is the story of Kamaka Hawaii, an instrument manufacturing business run by four generations of one Hawaiian family.

How Is Your Fish Today?

by Xiaolu Guo

Working on his latest screenplay in Beijing, Hui Rao is suffering from writer’s block when he begins to live as the character he is trying to create.

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection

Ice People

by Anne Aghion and Benoit Gryspeerdt

Join the few scientific teams who have braved the beautiful and silent landscape of Antarctica and discover the secrets about the Earth’s past and what the future may hold.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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