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Lives Worth Living

by Eric Neudel

Lives Worth Living follows one man's struggle to survive after a spinal cord injury and his role in the earliest days of the Disability Rights Movement.

Independent Lens

The Lost Dream

by Jehan S. Harney

Nazar and Salam helped the coalition forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom and were forced to flee their homes. As they begin new lives in the United States, they wonder if their sacrifice was worth the costs.

Global Voices

Niños de la Memoria

by Kathryn Smith Pyle and María Teresa Rodríguez

Hundreds — possibly thousands — of children disappeared from El Salvador in the midst of that country's civil war in the 1980s. Niños de la Memoría follows three of those children as they return to their native country in search of identity and answers.

Global Voices

Oil & Water

In this surprising and inspiring David and Goliath story, two boys come of age in the middle of one of the world’s worst toxic disasters.

Global Voices

Our Disappeared/Nuestros Desaparecidos

by Juan Mandelbaum

They dreamed of a revolution that would transform Argentina. But what happened to this hopeful generation who suddenly “disappeared”?

Global Voices, Independent Lens

A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman

by Rodrigo Dorfman and Peter Raymont

An exploration of exile, memory, longing, and democracy as seen through the eyes of one of America’s literary treasures — world-renowned playwright, Ariel Dorfman.

Global Perspectives Collection

Scenes from a Parish

by James Rutenbeck

At St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lawrence, Massachusetts, “Love thy neighbor” is easier said than done when immigration uncovers ethnic tensions that threaten to split the congregation.

Independent Lens

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The State of Arizona

by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini

The State of Arizona captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration.

Independent Lens

Upcoming broadcasts 

This Is Where We Take Our Stand

by Bestor Cram, Mike Majoros, and David Zeiger

In 2008, at an unprecedented conference of veterans and active-duty soldiers called Winter Soldier, four days of heartbreaking testimony revealed why many veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had concluded that their mission was unjust.

Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela

by Thomas Harris

An African American filmmaker explores the life and death of the man who raised him, facing stark questions about South African history, the anti-apartheid movement and his own identity.

POV, Global Voices

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