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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.
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by David Fisher and Yahaly Gat
Enlisting his four reluctant siblings, an Israeli filmmaker goes looking for a missing person from their past, uncovering a secret that changes their family forever.
Independent Lens, Global Voices
by Geeta Patel and Ravi Patel
After he breaks up with his girlfriend, Ravi Patel — almost 30 and single — enters the semi-arranged marriage system in America.
by Catherine Gund, Sedika Mojadidi, and Jenny Raskin
Nearly one in seven Afghan women dies in childbirth. Follow an Afghan American filmmaker and her father to his native Afghanistan, where he brings desperately needed medical attention and expertise to the women most susceptible to maternal mortality.
Women of the World, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Socheata Poeuv
Filmmaker Socheata Poeuv grew up in the United States never knowing that her family had survived the Khmer Rouge genocide. In New Year Baby, she embarks on a journey to Cambodia in search of the truth about her family's past.
Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Justine Shapiro
Jewish filmmaker Justine Shapiro and her six-year-old son experience the daily life of three middle class families from very different backgrounds in Tehran, Iran.
by Marshall Curry
In 2006, Matt VanDyke, a timid 26-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, set off on a 35,000 mile motorcycle adventure that eventually led him to Libya, where he joined the rebels fighting dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
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.
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
by NOJA and Sylvie Blum
A Chinese-born filmmaker reflects on the personal ramifications of the political ideals of communism and socialism from his memories of a childhood in the border town of Dandong to his experiences in North Korea.
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection