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Circus School

by Guo Jing and Ke Dingding

Take a rare look into one of China's most treasured commodities — acrobats. Circus School reveals the rigorous physical training students must endure as they prepare for a national competition.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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The Creek Runs Red

by Bradley Beesley, James Payne, and Julianna Brannum

The Environmental Protection Agency calls the former lead mining town of Picher, Oklahoma one of the most toxic places in America, but a dwindling population still calls it home. The Creek Runs Red explores the human response to environmental disaster, and the complex connections between people and place.

Independent Lens

Diamond in the Dunes

by Christopher Rufo

Meet young Parhat Ablat, a member of a Muslim minority from the deserts of Western China, who is leading the fight against racial segregation using the unlikely medium of baseball.

Global Voices

Digital Divide

by David Bolt

This series examines the role technology plays in deepening societal divisions based on race, gender and class, and how the lack of access to computers threatens to widen these gaps.

Dinka Diaries

by Filmon Mebrahu

Five Sudanese refugee orphans resettled near Philadelphia use digital cameras to tell their experiences adjusting to American culture and a new way of life.

East of Salinas

by Laura Pacheco and Jackie Mow

Born in Mexico but living in Salinas, California, third-grader José Ansaldo loves school. With little support at home, he turns to his teacher Oscar Ramos, who inspires him to imagine a life beyond the fields where his parents work.

The Education of Shelby Knox

by Marion Lipshutz and Rose Rosenblatt

When Texas teenager Shelby Knox joins a youth group on a campaign for better sex education in high schools, she begins to question her deeply conservative Southern Baptist upbringing.

POV

Education, Education

by Weijun Chen

As China's higher education system becomes more privatized, a new generation of Chinese youth are losing access to it.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices, Why Poverty?

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Epiphany in Progress

by Michal Goldman

A look at the tumultuous first year of an experimental middle school of low-income, ethnically diverse students in inner-city Boston.

The Eyes of Me

by Keith Maitland

How do you see yourself, when you can’t see at all? Follow four visually impaired teenagers in Texas as they face the usual challenges of adolescence while simultaneously learning to navigate a world designed for the sighted.

Independent Lens

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