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I Was Worth 50 Sheep

by Nima Sarvestani

Sabere was just 10 years old when she was sold to a man in his fifties. For the next six years she was both slave and wife, miscarrying four times. Now 16, she is fighting for her freedom.

Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Women of the World

Invoking Justice

by Deepa Dhanraj

Muslim women from a small town in South India deliver justice in their own courts, posing a radical challenge to their traditional Muslim community and clergy.

Global Voices, Women of the World, Diverse Muslim Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection

Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale

by Nima Sarvestani and Malla Grapengiesser

Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale follows young Iranians through the organ trade process, in the only country in the world where kidney trading is legal.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Lakshmi and Me

by Nishtha Jain and Smriti Nevatia

In this intimate examination of the relationship between Indian filmmaker Nishtha Jain and her young maid, Lakshmi, Jain holds up a mirror to her own culture and the pervasive caste system that can still determine an individual’s fate in life.

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

National Bird

by Sonia Kennebeck and Ines Hofmann Kanna

National Bird is the first in-depth investigation of the U.S. drone war with unique access to two courageous women, a drone-target analyst and a retired intelligence officer, who connect with a former NSA analyst to become whistleblowers on the drone program, risking backlash.

Independent Lens

On the Border of Desperation

by Nima Sarvestani

Poverty, violence, and extreme conditions in Kurdistan, Iran, are forcing Kurds like Tala into petrol smuggling over the border to Iraq at great risk.

Global Perspectives Collection

Out Run

A film by S. Leo Chiang & Johnny Symons

The world’s only LGBT political party counts on the support of working-class queer hairdressers and transgender beauty queens to help elect a trans woman to the Philippine Congress in a historic campaign to find their voice.

Doc World

Project Kashmir

by Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel

Project Kashmir tests the limits of friendship and costs of war in one of the most dangerous and beautiful places on earth.

Independent Lens

The Real Slumdogs

by Zigzag Productions

A journey into the heart of Dharavi, Mumbai (setting for the blockbuster Slumdog Millionaire, that looks at what it's like to live in Asia's largest slum, from the point of view of the residents themselves.

Global Perspectives Collection

Relocated Mountains

by Matthew Metcalfe and Julia Parnell

A Kurdish refugee risks his life by traveling back to his homeland to visit his grandmother before she dies.

Global Perspectives Collection


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