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Motherland Afghanistan

by Catherine Gund, Sedika Mojadidi, and Jenny Raskin

In Motherland Afghanistan, Afghan American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi journeys to the heart of this medical tragedy by following her father’s return to Afghanistan to battle one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

Women of the World, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Independent Lens

The Revolutionary Optimists

by Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen

Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned social entrepreneur, has sown hope in the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta by empowering children to become leaders in improving health, transforming their communities for the better.

Women of the World, Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

Strong!

by Julie Wyman

Weightlifter Cheryl Haworth struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

Welcome to the World

by Brian Hill

Welcome to the World asks: Is it worse to be born poor than to die poor?

Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection, Why Poverty?

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