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by Thomas Balmés
A Himalayan village in Bhutan, the nearest road a three-day walk away, is connected to electricity for the first time. A 9-year-old monk leaves for the city in search of a TV, in a story of the bittersweet seduction of technology and progress.
Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Sonia Kennebeck and Ines Hofmann Kanna
National Bird is the first in-depth investigation of the U.S. drone war with unique access to two courageous women, a drone-target analyst and a retired intelligence officer, who connect with a former NSA analyst to become whistleblowers on the drone program, risking backlash.
by Mona Friis Bertheussen
Two sisters adopted in China as infants by Californian and Norwegian parents grow up knowing they have a twin living on the other side of the world. Although language is a barrier, their bond grows deeper and they arrange to finally meet.