by Thomas Balmés
A Himalayan village in Bhutan, the nearest road a three-day walk away, is connected to electricity for the first time. A 9-year-old monk leaves for the city in search of a TV, in a story of the bittersweet seduction of technology and progress.
Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Ramona Diaz
Clips, interviews, home movies and more reveal how the former first lady of the Philippines courted, claimed, used, and abused power for nearly four decades.
Independent Lens, Global Voices
by Orlando de Guzman
When the tsunami’s waters retreated in the Indonesian territory of Aceh, two opposing forces swept in: foreigners and the Islamic law, Sharia. Indonesia: After the Wave follows the massive influx and subsequent challenge to Aceh’s conservative moral standards.
Frontline World, Global Perspectives Collection
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
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.
by Stevan Smith
When an American soldier seeks to return a forgotten diary to its rightful owner - after twenty-five years and across continents - the former enemies are inspired to carve out an enduring friendship and a private peace.
by Stevan Smith
North Vietnamese army veteran Nguyen Van Nghia journeys to the U.S. in a trip sponsored by his former enemy, American veteran Paul Reed.
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
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.
Global Voices, POV
by Juliet Lamont
If you think it's hard making it as an all-girl band, try being the first to do it with a military dictatorship breathing down your neck.
Women of the World, Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection