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Cuba, an African Odyssey

by Jihan El-Tahri and Tancrede Ramonet

The previously untold story of Cuba’s support for African revolutions, Cuba, an African Odyssey reveals one of the Cold War’s most vigorous contests over resources and ideology.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Dirt! The Movie

by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow

Industrial farming, mining and urban development have endangered soil and resulted in cataclysmic droughts, starvation, floods and climate change. How can humans reconnect to dirt — the living skin of the Earth?

Independent Lens

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

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

by Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy, and Paco de Onís

Discover how a 26-year-old documentary became vital forensic evidence in the trial of a dictator for human-rights abuses.

Women and Girls Lead, POV

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

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.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead

Upcoming broadcasts 

Niños de la Memoria

by Kathryn Smith Pyle and María Teresa Rodríguez

Hundreds — possibly thousands — of children disappeared from El Salvador in the midst of that country's civil war in the 1980s. Niños de la Memoría follows three of those children as they return to their native country in search of identity and answers.

Global Voices

Oil & Water

In this surprising and inspiring David and Goliath story, two boys come of age in the middle of one of the world’s worst toxic disasters.

Global Voices

Our Disappeared/Nuestros Desaparecidos

by Juan Mandelbaum

They dreamed of a revolution that would transform Argentina. But what happened to this hopeful generation who suddenly “disappeared”?

Global Voices, Independent Lens

A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman

by Rodrigo Dorfman and Peter Raymont

An exploration of exile, memory, longing, and democracy as seen through the eyes of one of America’s literary treasures — world-renowned playwright, Ariel Dorfman.

Global Perspectives Collection

The Siege

by Elise West, Bentley Dean, Curtis Levy, and Christine Olsen

In a desperate attempt to save his wife’s life, Nestor Cerpa leader of the Peruvian Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement and his squad of commandos seized the Japanese ambassador’s residence in Lima, holding dozens of foreign diplomats and businessmen hostage for 126 days.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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