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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.
by Maro Chermayeff, Jamie Gordon, and Mikaela Beardsley
This multi-platform project is centered around a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event based on Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's widely acclaimed book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens
by Connie Field
This five-part series chronicles the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa’s entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War.
by Harry Freeland
An intimate story about two very different members of a remote islands' albino community in Tanzania, as a wave of brutal killings targeting people with albinism sweeps their country.
Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
by Steve James
A look at a group of men and women — most of them former gang leaders and ex-cons — that are trying to "interrupt" shootings and protect their communities from the violence they once employed.
Frontline, Women and Girls Lead, Diverse Muslim Voices
by Deepa Dhanraj
Muslim women from a small town in South India deliver justice in their own courts, posing a radical challenge to their traditional Muslim community and clergy.
Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Women of the World, Global Voices
by Nima Sarvestani and Malla Grapengiesser
Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale follows young Iranians through the organ trade process, in the only country in the world where kidney trading is legal.
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection
by Paul Mitchell and Tania Rakhmanova
The staggering refugee crisis unfolding in the Middle East as Iraqis flee their war-torn homeland.
Wide Angle, Global Perspectives Collection
by Daniel Junge, Siatta Scott-Johnson, Henry Ansbacher, and Jonathan Stack
Go behind the scenes with Africa’s first freely elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, of Liberia.
Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection
by Nishtha Jain and Smriti Nevatia
In this intimate examination of the relationship between Indian filmmaker Nishtha Jain and her young maid, Lakshmi, Jain holds up a mirror to her own culture and the pervasive caste system that can still determine an individual’s fate in life.
Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices