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

The Island President

by Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen, and Richard Berge

The impassioned president of the Maldives struggles to save his vulnerable island nation from the tragic effects of the looming climate apocalypse.

Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices

The Jew in the Lotus

by Laurel Chiten and Lucia Small

The story of eight Jewish delegates invited to India by the Dalai Lama to share the secret of the Jewish people’s spiritual survival in exile.

Journals of a Wily School

by Sudeshna Bose

Follow a young pickpocket through the streets of Kolkata, where he plies his trade and plays a real-life game of cops and robbers...

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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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

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Mai's America

by Marlo Poras

When a spunky, mini-skirted daughter of Ho Chi Minh’s revolution leaves cosmopolitan Hanoi for a high school exchange program in rural Mississippi, her ideas about freedom, America, Vietnam, and herself are thrown into question.

POV, Global Voices

The Revolutionary Optimists

by Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen

Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned social entrepreneur, has sown hope in the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta by empowering children to become leaders in improving health, transforming their communities for the better.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead, Women of the World

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Street Ballad: A Jakarta Story

by Daniel Ziv

A young, gifted street musician searches for identity, legitimacy, and love on the frenzied streets of Jakarta, Indonesia.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

The Water Project: India

by Abhijit Dasgupta

An enlightening quartet of international documentaries designed to bring awareness and attention to the worldwide water crisis.

Global Perspectives Collection

Who Killed Chea Vichea?

by Loud Mouth Films

The mystery behind the assassination of a Cambodian labor leader set against the backdrop of the international garment trade.

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