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Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story

by Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim

Abduction is the true story of a 13-year-old Japanese girl kidnapped by North Korean spies in 1977, and her parents's 30-year battle to bring her home.

Independent Lens

Be Good, Smile Pretty

By Tracy Droz Tragos and Chris Donahue

As one of the 20,000 Americans who lost their fathers in Vietnam, a daughter embarks on an intense, personal journey to reclaim the memory of her father, who died in the war when she was an infant.

Independent Lens

The Cats of Mirikitani

by Linda Hattendorf and Masahiro Yoshikawa

When 9/11 threatens 80-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani's life on the streets of New York, the artist begins to confront his painful past and finds hope, humanity, and home.

Independent Lens

The Gate of Heavenly Peace

by Carma Hinton and Richard Gordon

The inner workings of the Tiananmen Square massacre and its aftermath.

Frontline

Refugee

by Spencer Nakasako

Three young Cambodian American men return to the land of their roots wielding video cameras to document their experience of meeting fathers, sisters, and brothers for the first time.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Seoul Train

by Lisa Sleeth and Jim Butterworth

Thousands of North Korean refugees risk their lives trying to escape their homeland and China, aided by activists via an underground railroad.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

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True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers

by Valerie Red-Horse and Gale Anne Hurd

Chronicling the story of the Navajo Code Talkers, True Whispers profiles the Native American men who devised a code in their native language for the Marines that ultimately stumped the Japanese during the World War II.

Vietnam: The Next Generation

by Sandra Northrop

Today, three quarters of Vietnam’s population is under the age of 30 — too young to remember the war, yet old enough to have witnessed its devastating aftermath. Meet Vietnam’s new generation, reaping newfound opportunities while reshaping their country’s future.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Wings of Defeat

by Risa Morimoto and Linda Hoaglund

They were Japan’s Divine Wind Special Attack Unit, or Kamikaze tokkōtai, and 4,000 of them — some still in their teens — died in a futile effort to turn the tide of a war already lost. Little known outside of Japan, a few Kamikaze survived. Now old men, they must reconcile their guilt with their gratitude for the unexpected gift of a full life.

Independent Lens

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