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Follow a young pickpocket through the streets of Kolkata, in a real-life game of cops and robbers.
A teacher demonstrates sleight of hand.
A victim shows police his sliced pocket.
Azad pledges loyalty to his fellow thieves.
A desperate mother hands her delinqunet teenager over to the Japanese mafia for one year.
Meet Cairo's Zaballeen, who recycle 80 percent of the trash they collect.
“We are the garbage collectors. Always blessed.”
“Egypt must be famous for recycling. Here, we recycle 80 percent of what we collect.”
“This is going to go to a landfill. This is going to a hole in the earth.”
Can you own a sound? Go inside the clash between sampling culture and intellectual property law.
"What the photographer is to the painter is what the modern producer is to the instrumentalist."
"They say I’m the world’s number one sampledest drummer. I haven’t got a penny for it yet though."
"You can’t put soul in a bottle. You can’t quantify soul by a person who’s just got a briefcase."
Principal Edward Tom envisions his school as a safe haven where kids can focus on their education.
“People are going to expect excuses from us. And we can’t give the world excuses.”
“I want to be able to help my mother out and give her money. So of course I’m going to college.”
Is imitation sincerely flattery, or could it be an insidious form of mockery?
The filmmakers catch up with the girls to find out what has happened to them.
Basquiat was the wunderkind of New York's Lower East Side.
Who Was SAMO?
He had a talent for transforming street energies into high art.
Members of a support group struggle to comprehend why their loved ones chose a cult over family.
Follow the story of families who have lost their sons and daughters to the Jim Roberts Group.
Byron Hurt examines representations of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture.
Sign language is who I am
What do you love about being deaf?
ASL poets in the spotlight
Poets without borders
A look back at the Black Power movement.
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