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By Calvin Skaggs, Brad Lichenstein, and David Van Taylor
Caught in the Crossfire follows the lives of three Arab American New Yorkers after the September 11 terrorist attacks.
by Ran Tal and Amir Harel
Tracing Israel’s kibbutz movement, Children of the Sun follows members of the Zionist elite from their birth in the 1920s and 1930s to the crisis that weakened the movement
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection
by Elia Suleiman
A comic drama that investigates the spiritual effect of occupation and instability on the Palestinian people.
by Yun Suh
In the heart of Jerusalem, people of all nationalities, religious affiliations, and sexual orientations gather and find peace in an unlikely place: a gay bar.
by Adi Barash, Ruthie Shatz, and Ross Kauffman
In this cinema verité film, a Palestinian family is torn apart by its patriarch's collaboration with Israel.
by Sabiha Sumar and Sachithanandam Sathananthan
Directors Sabiha Sumar and Sachithanandam Sathananthan sit down with former President Pervez Musharraf, before he resigns from office, to address the army general’s plans to establish democracy in Pakistan.
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
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.
Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Sedika Mojadidi
An Afghani female parliament member fights to secure rights for women in her campaign for re-election, in a province under siege from Taliban and insurgents, while a brave female journalist covers the volatile new presidency and growing violence against women.
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 Yoav Shamir and Michael Sharfstein
Israel is struggling to deal with about 2,000 former soldiers every year who abuse hallucinogenic drugs until they become psychotic.
Global Perspectives Collection