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Blessed Is the Match

by Roberta Grossman

Narrated by Joan Allen, Blessed Is the Match is the first documentary feature about Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc. Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured, and ultimately executed by the Nazis.

Independent Lens, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead

Bridge Over the Wadi

by Barak Heymann and Tomer Heymann

Bridge Over the Wadi follows a group of young Arab and Jewish children for one year as their grade school attempts a bi-national and bi-lingual program.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Carmen Meets Borat

What happened to the villagers who were misled into appearing as backward and ignorant Kazakhs in the film Borat?

Global Voices

Chahinaz: What Rights for Women?

by Samia Chala and Patrice Barrat

Through her curiosity and self-discovery, Chahinaz, a 20-year-old Algerian student, begins to wonder what life is like for women in other Muslim countries and around the world.

Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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

The Collaborator and His Family

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.

Global Voices

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Comrade Duch: The Bookkeeper of Death

by Adrian Maben

The story of a gifted Cambodian mathematics teacher and family man turned mass killer responsible for the torture and murder of 14,000 people, and how he was brought to justice.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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Cowboys in India

by Simon Chambers, Teddy Leifer, and Paul Taylor

Aided by two locals, director Simon Chambers goes to the poorest area in India where a tribe is fighting to save a sacred mountain from multinational mining moguls who say its resources will bring prosperity to the people.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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Cuba, an African Odyssey

by Jihan El-Tahri and Tancrede Ramonet

The previously untold story of Cuba’s support for African revolutions, Cuba, an African Odyssey reveals one of the Cold War’s most vigorous contests over resources and ideology.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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The Day My God Died

by Andrew Levine and Geralyn Dreyfous

This unforgettable examination of the growing plague of sex slavery weaves footage from Bombay brothels with stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex trade.

Independent Lens, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead

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