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Behind the Rainbow

by Jihan El-Tahri

Can the deal between South Africa’s old apartheid regime and its new government withstand the test of time?

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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Blessed Is the Match

by Roberta Grossman

Narrated by Joan Allen, Blessed Is the Match is the first documentary feature about Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc. Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured, and ultimately executed by the Nazis.

Independent Lens, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead

Children of the Sun

by Ran Tal and Amir Harel

Tracing Israel’s kibbutz movement, Children of the Sun follows members of the Zionist elite from their birth in the 1920s and 1930s to the crisis that weakened the movement

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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 Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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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

El General

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.

Global Voices, POV

En Route to Baghdad

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.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

End of Waiting Time

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 Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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The Flute Player

by Jocelyn S. Glatzer and Christine Courtney

The heart-wrenching journey of a survivor of Cambodia’s killing fields, and his work to heal himself and his country through music.

POV, Global Voices

Imelda

by Ramona Diaz

Clips, interviews, home movies and more reveal how the former first lady of the Philippines courted, claimed, used, and abused power for nearly four decades.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

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