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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.
by Mikaela Shwer
Angy Rivera shares her parallel journey of being undocumented and sexually abused, an ordeal all too common in her community. Going from poverty in rural Colombia to The New York Times front page, Angy becomes a beacon in a movement for national change.
by Kit-Yin Snyder
An artist and self-proclaimed “old Chinese lady” sets out to explore her own identity and prove it’s never too late to take a risk by making her first film at the age of 68.
by Tami Yeager
In the wake of 9/11 and the hate crimes that followed, a Sikh American struggles to believe in the American dream amidst a climate of xenophobia and fear.
Independent Lens, Global Voices
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.
by Theresa Loong
A war veteran and P.O.W. takes a long and complicated path to U.S. citizenship, made even more dramatic by his daughter's discovery of his wartime diary.
by Jamie Sisley and Miguel "M.i.G." Martinez
Farewell Ferris Wheel spends six years examining the American carnival industry’s labor struggles by following a carnival owner, a labor recruiter, and two workers from Tlapacoyan, Mexico.
by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini
The shocking hate-based attempted murders of two Mexican day laborers catapult a small Long Island town into national headlines, unmasking a new front line in the border wars: suburbia.
by Jocelyn S. Glatzer and Christine Courtney
The heart-wrenching journey of a survivor of Cambodia’s killing fields, and his work to heal himself and his country through music.
POV, Global Voices
by Melanie Judd and Susan Motamed
Girl, Adopted is a contemporary coming-of-age story that follows 13-year-old Weynsht from her orphanage in Ethiopia's capital city to an adoptive American family in rural Arkansas.