by Tanaz Eshaghian and Peter Wintonick
An intimate and unflinching look at life in Iran through the eyes of young men choosing to undergo sex change surgery, Be Like Others explores the implications and sacrifices of those living on the fringes of an Islamic society.
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection
by Yishai Orian
What do you do when you’re in love with your old jalopy, but your pregnant wife insists you get rid of it for something more practical?
by Dan Shadur
Using rare archival footage and interviews, director Dan Shadur — whose family had been part of a community of Israelis living in Iran in the ‘70s — reveals a startling new perspective on a revolution that changed the world.
Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
by Jed Rothstein
Three years before the Arab spring, a film crew began documenting Egypt’s small heavy metal community. The young musicians voiced the frustrations of a generation raised under a dictator. Two years into filming, a revolution began ...
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
by Andrzej Fidyk and Torstein Grude
In Belarus, Europe's last dictatorship, performance artist Alexander Pushkin uses his "patriotic" art to protest his government's policies and persecution.
POV, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
by Eren McGinnis and Ari Palos
Beyond the Border — Más Allá de la Frontera traces the painful transition made by four sons in the Ayala family who leave their family in Mexico to seek "una vida mejor" (a better life) in Kentucky, where they fight cultural, class and language barriers.
True Stories, Global Voices
by Nick Francis and Marc Francis
Tracing one man's fight for a fair price, Black Gold is an eye-opening expose of the $80 billion coffee industry.
Independent Lens, Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection
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
by Duc Nguyen