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by Simone Duarte
En Route to Baghdad is a portrait of the peacekeeping career of former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mello, whose death in a 2003 Baghdad bombing attack became a tragic metaphor for the effort to bring stability to Iraq.
Independent Lens, Global Voices
by Jorgen and Malene Flindt
A Family at War follows one American family over the course of a year after their son’s combat death in Iraq, tracing their changing attitudes and views on the military and global politics.
by Connie Field
This five-part series chronicles the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa’s entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War.
by Daniel Junge, Siatta Scott-Johnson, Henry Ansbacher, and Jonathan Stack
Go behind the scenes with Africa’s first freely elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, of Liberia.
Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Scott Dalton and Margarita Martinez
La Sierra follows the lives of three young people living in a Medellín, Colombia neighborhood ruled by violence and a group of teenage paramilitants as they confront war, death, and love.
by Frederick Wiseman
The Last Letter is legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman’s poignant portrayal of a Russian Jewish woman living in a Ukrainian city seized by the Germans who writes her son one last letter.
by Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers
An intimate look at war through the eyes of women on the front lines and the U.S. military policy that bans them from combat.
Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead
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.
Independent Lens, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Women of the World
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 Mahmoud al Massad
Abu Ammar, one of thousands of ex-Mujahideen in Jordan, now struggles to support his family on his meager earnings from recycling discarded cardboard. After years of fighting against the Soviets in Afghanistan, Ammar struggles with his faith and the social realities of life in the hometown of the infamous al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices