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Egalité for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution

by Patricia Aste

The story of history’s only successful slave insurrection and the man who lead it.

Global Voices

El General

by Natalia Almada

Filmmaker Natalia Almada brings to life audio recordings she inherited about her great-grandfather, General Plutarco Elías Calles, a revolutionary general who became president of Mexico in 1924.

Global Voices, POV

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En Route to Baghdad

by Simone Duarte

En Route to Baghdad is a portrait of the peacekeeping career of former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mello, whose death in a 2003 Baghdad bombing attack became a tragic metaphor for the effort to bring stability to Iraq.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

End of Waiting Time

by Perez Molero, Jesus Sanjurjo, and Valerie Delpierre

During the long dictatorship of Spanish General Francisco Franco, hundreds of people were arrested, executed or disappeared. Today, the families of those who vanished have begun to search for answers about their relatives.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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Escape from Auschwitz

by Alex Dunlop

The story of two young Slovak Jews who managed to escape and help save as many as 120,000 Jews by sharing their detailed account of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Global Perspectives Collection, Secrets of the Dead

The Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans

by Dawn Logsdon

Nestled at the edge of New Orleans’ fabled French Quarter, Faubourg Tremé is one of America’s oldest African American neighborhoods: it is also the origin of the civil rights movement in the South, and the birthplace of jazz.

February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four

by Rebecca Cerese and Steven Channing

One day at a Woolworth lunch counter, four young men changed the course of history.

Independent Lens

The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle

by Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles

This is the story of the United Farmworkers Union (UFW) and its leader Cesar Chavez, who inspired Latino activism of the ’60s and ’70s, and involved millions in a nonviolent struggle for social justice.

A Film Unfinished

by Yael Hersonski

An examination of outtakes from an infamous Nazi propaganda film exposes how the Reich manufactured scenes of life inside the Warsaw Ghetto before the brutal deportations and ultimate liquidation of the largest ghetto in Nazi-occupied Europe.

Independent Lens

First Australians

by Darren Dale and Rachel Perkins

This epic story combines landscapes, interviews, art and archival footage to present the birth of contemporary Australia from the perspectives of its first peoples.

Global Perspectives Collection

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