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Chinese School

by Marcus Jones, Sarah Howitt, Sarah Hamilton, Daisy Newton Dunn, and Drankie Fathers

Spend a year at a small town school in rural Anhui, China, where a group of families, teachers and children reveal stories of hardship, joy, and success.

Global Perspectives Collection

Circus School

by Guo Jing and Ke Dingding

Take a rare look into one of China's most treasured commodities — acrobats. Circus School reveals the rigorous physical training students must endure as they prepare for a national competition.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Class of '27

by James Rutenbeck, Nina Alvarez, and Dustinn Craig

Students, educators, parents, and guardians in three locations, from poor Appalachia, to West Coast farms and a Native American reservation in Minnesota, come together against the odds to guide their children into successful graduates of the class of ’27.

Code Academy

by Nisha Ganatra

The Equal Futures Academy addresses gender disparity by keeping boys and girls separate until 18. But at what price to these teenagers’ identities?


The Creek Runs Red

by Bradley Beesley, James Payne, and Julianna Brannum

The Environmental Protection Agency calls the former lead mining town of Picher, Oklahoma one of the most toxic places in America, but a dwindling population still calls it home. The Creek Runs Red explores the human response to environmental disaster, and the complex connections between people and place.

Independent Lens


by Tina Mabry

In a future where schools are segregated by economic status, a struggling mother must decide whether to sell her own organs to give her children a better education.


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The Daughters of the Forest

By Samantha Grant and Carl Byker

The Girls in the Forest explores Paraguay’s Mbaracayú Forest Girls’ School, a beacon of hope where students learn economics along with other traditional subjects, and then put what they learn into practice by running successful businesses.

Diamond in the Dunes

by Christopher Rufo

Meet young Parhat Ablat, a member of a Muslim minority from the deserts of Western China, who is leading the fight against racial segregation using the unlikely medium of baseball.

Global Voices

Digital Divide

by David Bolt

This series examines the role technology plays in deepening societal divisions based on race, gender and class, and how the lack of access to computers threatens to widen these gaps.

Dinka Diaries

by Filmon Mebrahu

Five Sudanese refugee orphans resettled near Philadelphia use digital cameras to tell their experiences adjusting to American culture and a new way of life.


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