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by Patricia Aste
The story of history’s only successful slave insurrection and the man who lead it.
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.
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
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
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
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.
by Rebecca Cerese and Steven Channing
One day at a Woolworth lunch counter, four young men changed the course of history.
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.
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.
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