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Afghanistan Unveiled

by Brigitte Brault

Filmed by the first-ever team of women video journalists trained in Afghanistan, this uncompromising film reveals the effects of the Taliban's repressive rule and U.S.-sponsored bombing campaign on Afghan women.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

Arusi Persian Wedding

by Marjan Tehrani

Iranian American filmmaker Marjan Tehrani chronicles her brother's return to Iran as he travels with his American wife to have a traditional Persian wedding and explore his lost heritage.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

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Be Like Others

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 Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

The Beetle

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?

Global Voices

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Before the Revolution

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

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Blessed Is the Match

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

Bridge Over the Wadi

by Barak Heymann and Tomer Heymann

Bridge Over the Wadi follows a group of young Arab and Jewish children for one year as their grade school attempts a bi-national and bi-lingual program.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Children of the Sun

by Ran Tal and Amir Harel

Tracing Israel’s kibbutz movement, Children of the Sun follows members of the Zionist elite from their birth in the 1920s and 1930s to the crisis that weakened the movement

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

The Collaborator and His Family

by Adi Barash, Ruthie Shatz, and Ross Kauffman

In this cinema verité film, a Palestinian family is torn apart by its patriarch's collaboration with Israel.

Global Voices

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Dinner with the President: A Nation's Journey

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.

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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