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by Melanie Judd and Susan Motamed
Spanning four years in the life of one irrepressible girl, Adopted Girl offers an intimate look at the struggle to create an identity in the aftermath of adoption across race and culture.
by Jihan El-Tahri
Can the deal between South Africa’s old apartheid regime and its new government withstand the test of time?
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
A group of troubled boys in inner city Baltimore leave home to complete the 7th and 8th grade at the Baraka School, an experimental program located in rural Kenya, East Africa.
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 Llewellyn Smith, Christine Herbes-Sommers, and Vincent Brown
Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness examines the life and work of the Jewish anthropologist Melville Herskovits, whose writings challenged prevailing notions of race and culture.
by Aaron Matthews
In the 1960s, Pete O’Neal founded the Kansas City chapter of the Black Panther Party. In 1970, he fled the country for Africa where he has lived in exile for more than 30 years.
POV, Global Voices
by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater
The dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a global movement.
Women of the World, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens
A young Moroccan woman, who is soon to be married off, defies all taboos and embarks on a quest with her American friend to find answers to urgent questions about sex, virginity, and Islam.