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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 Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon
Legendary nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, defined a new era of public discourse in the media, the moment TV’s political ambition shifted from narrative to spectacle.
by Duane Baughman
An intimate look at one of the most fascinating and important world leaders of our time, Benazir Bhutto.
Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices
by Frank Popper
Follow the 2004 Missouri Democratic primary to replace retiring former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt from inside the campaign of Jeff Smith, a 29-year-old part time political science teacher.
by Sabiha Sumar and Sachithanandam Sathananthan
Directors Sabiha Sumar and Sachithanandam Sathananthan sit down with former President Pervez Musharraf, before he resigns from office, to address the army general’s plans to establish democracy in Pakistan.
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Weijun Chen
Please Vote for Me follows 8-year-old students in an elementary school in China as they campaign for class monitor.
Independent Lens, Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection
by Scott Thurman
The theory of evolution and U.S. history are caught in the crosshairs when an unabashed creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America’s most influential board of education.
by Barbara Ettinger and Sven Huseby
Two Square Miles tracks the conflicts in the small town of Hudson, New York as a proposed multinational coal-fired cement plant threatens to reshape the community.
by Stephen Skrovan and Henriette Mantel
An Unreasonable Man takes an unsparing look at Ralph Nader, one of the most important and controversial political figures of our time.
by Kim A. Snyder
On the eve of the 2008 election, the town of Shelbyville, Tennessee finds itself embroiled in a struggle to come to terms with a new wave of immigrants and grappling with what it means to be American.
Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices