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by Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim
Abduction is the true story of a 13-year-old Japanese girl kidnapped by North Korean spies in 1977, and her parents's 30-year battle to bring her home.
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
by Alison Klayman
Ai Weiwei is arguably the most internationally celebrated Chinese artist of the modern era. At heart, he is a troublemaker with a serious agenda: to challenge the oppression of the Chinese people by their government with rebellious and irreverent gestures. His activism has cost him his freedom repeatedly, but he never seems to lose his childlike approach to serious dissidence executed with a wink.
by Jihan El-Tahri
Can the deal between South Africa’s old apartheid regime and its new government withstand the test of time?
Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
by Adrian Belic
In a Mother Teresa-meets-Indiana Jones adventure, three middle-aged friends and ex-soldiers travel the world delivering humanitarian aid to the front lines of war.
by Duane Baughman
Bhutto chronicles the life of one of the most complex and fascinating world leaders of our time, Benazir Bhutto.
Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection, Diverse Muslim Voices
by Nick Francis and Marc Francis
Tracing one man's fight for a fair price, Black Gold is an eye-opening expose of the $80 billion coffee industry.
Independent Lens, Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection
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
by Lee Hirsch
Highlighting the challenges faced by bullied kids, Bully shows parents and teachers addressing aggressive behaviors beyond “kids will be kids” clichés, and captures a growing movement to change how bullying is handled.
by Micha X. Peled
Jasmine left her village in a remote part of China to get a job and help her family. Now she and her teenage friends at the blue jean factory are trying to survive in a brutal work environment.
Global Voices, Independent Lens