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Daughter from Danang

by Gail Dolgin and Vicente Franco

A Vietnamese mother and her Amerasian daughter are joyously reunited after 22 years, but their illusions are quickly shattered when the reality of cultural differences and years of separation sets in.

Global Voices, American Experience

Doc

by Immy Humes

The amazing adventures of novelist and Paris Review founder Harold Louis “Doc” Humes — featuring a paper house, the Hip Messiah, Don Peyote, Leary, Mailer, Auster, and the FBI. A story about ideas, drugs, literature, protest, and paranoia, that sheds light on American cultural history as well as an original mind.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Fallen City

by Qi Zhao

Fallen City is a journey with three broken families to restore hope and purpose from China's worst natural disaster in decades to China's greatest transition in history.

Global Perspectives Collection, POV

First Person Plural

by Deann Borshay

In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her new home. Growing up in California, the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated until recurring dreams lead Borshay Liem to discover the truth: her Korean mother was very much alive.

POV, True Stories

Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter

by Monica Lam, David Petersen, and Fawn Ring

Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter follows the making of a contemporary opera written by Amy Tan with music by Stewart Wallace.

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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Last Train Home

by Lixin Fan and Mila Aung-Thwin

Set against the backdrop of the world’s largest annual human migration, Last Train Home follows the Zhang family who travel home on Chinese New Year to reunite with their teenage daughter.

Global Voices, POV, Global Perspectives Collection

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Left by the Ship

by Emma Rossi Landi and Alberto Vendemmiati

Three young adults born to Filipino mothers by U.S. servicemen battle against social stigma, family problems, and identity-related issues 18 years after the last U.S. base closed.

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection

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Love Inventory

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

Meet the Patels

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.

Independent Lens

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