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Cash & Marry

by Atanas Georgiev, Ralph Wieser, Georg Misch, and Sinisha Juricic

Cash & Marry takes look into the lives of young men from the Balkans who seek out wives in order to obtain an Austrian passport.a

Global Perspectives Collection

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Casino Nation

by Laure Sullivan and Terry Jones

A snapshot of the struggle of the Seneca Nation of Indians to maintain its culture and identity after entering into the world of big-time casino gambling.

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Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story

by Jordan Mechner, Don Normark, Andrew Anderson, and Mark Moran

Don Normark's haunting photographs evoke a lost Mexican-American village in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, razed in the 1950s to build Dodger Stadium.

Independent Lens

China 21

by Ruby Yang

A portrait of a new generation raised under China's “One Child Policy.”

China Blue

by Micha X. Peled

Jasmine left her village in a remote part of China to get a job and help her family. Now she and her teenage friends at the blue jean factory are trying to survive in a brutal work environment.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

Cowboys, Indians, & Lawyers

by Julia Dengel

A Western community fights over a massive dam proposed to serve Indian-owned, coal-fired power plants, providing an intimate portrait of American pork barrel politics and Anglo-Indian relations.

Crank: Darkness on the Edge of Town

by Todd Jarrell

Crank is an anatomy of one Tennessee town’s waking nightmare and a nation’s struggle against methamphetamine addiction.

Crips and Bloods: Made in America

by Stacy Peralta

It’s a civil war that’s lasted 40 years. Passed down from son to son. Fought eye for an eye. More than 15,000 dead and counting, while the world stands by. Welcome to South Central Los Angeles.

Independent Lens

A Day's Work, a Day's Pay

by Katherine Leichter and Jonathan Skurnik

A Day’s Work, a Day’s Pay, a one hour long video documentary, following three people on public assistance fighting for a just and effective welfare-to-work system.

Delafield

by Mark Brodin

The farm community around a 125-year-old rural church is dying. Church members decide to sacrifice their church as the responsible thing to do.

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