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Indian School

by Max Baring, Sarah Howitt, Alison Pinkney, Nicki Stoker, and Chris Webster

Indian School follows a remarkable year at two very different private schools and takes a look at the world of India’s rising generation.

Global Perspectives Collection

Indonesia: After the Wave

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

Invoking Justice

by Deepa Dhanraj

Muslim women from a small town in South India deliver justice in their own courts, posing a radical challenge to their traditional Muslim community and clergy.

Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Women of the World, Diverse Muslim Voices

The Island President

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

The Jew in the Lotus

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.

Journals of a Wily School

by Sudeshna Bose

Follow a young pickpocket through the streets of Kolkata, where he plies his trade and plays a real-life game of cops and robbers...

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Kelly Loves Tony

by Spencer Nakasako

A young Southeast Asian couple wrestle with the nebulous cultural zone between first and second generation immigrant life.


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

Mai's America

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

Miss Nikki & The Tiger Girls

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.

Global Perspectives Collection, Women of the World, Global Voices


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