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Please Vote for Me

by Weijun Chen

Please Vote for Me follows 8-year-old students in an elementary school in China as they campaign for class monitor.

Independent Lens, Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Promises

by Justine Shapiro and B.Z. Goldberg

A compelling and humorous take on the Middle East conflict from the perspectives of seven Palestinian and Israeli children living only minutes apart in Jerusalem but locked in separate worlds.

Global Voices, POV

The Real Slumdogs

by Zigzag Productions

A journey into the heart of Dharavi, Mumbai (setting for the blockbuster Slumdog Millionaire, that looks at what it's like to live in Asia's largest slum, from the point of view of the residents themselves.

Global Perspectives Collection

Refugee

by Spencer Nakasako

Three young Cambodian American men return to the land of their roots wielding video cameras to document their experience of meeting fathers, sisters, and brothers for the first time.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

The Revolutionary Optimists

by Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen

Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned social entrepreneur, has sown hope in the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta by empowering children to become leaders in improving health, transforming their communities for the better.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens, Women of the World

Seeds of Summer

by Hen Lasker, Edna Kowarsky, and Elinor Kowarsky

At an army base in the heart of Israel's southern desert two young female military recruits make the transformation from fragile, vulnerable young girls to confident soldiers and fierce fighters.

Global Perspectives Collection

Sentenced Home

by Nicole Newnham and David Grabias

Raised as Americans in inner-city projects near Seattle, three young Cambodian men are deported back to Cambodia, caught between a tragic past and an uncertain future by a system that doesn't offer any second chances.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Teacher

by Leslie Wiener

The story of one man’s fight against AIDS in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and his attempt to help street children survive.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Team Qatar

by Liz Mermin and Lawrence Elman

Team Qatar follows the journey of five Middle Eastern teens from the world’s richest country as they are initiated into the cutthroat subculture of competitive high-school debating.

Global Voices

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Wham! Bam! Islam!

by Isaac Solotaroff

When a Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series with 99 superheroes based on the 99 virtues of Allah, he runs up against suspicion from Muslims and the harsh realities of the global marketplace.

Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices

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