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by Ramin Bahrani
An elderly man hires Solo, a Senegalese cab driver, to drive him to a mountaintop in North Carolina where he plans to commit suicide.
by Xochitl Dorsey
Immigrant teens face discrimination, language barriers, unfamiliar cultural traditions — all while dealing with the changes all teens struggle with. Many give up on school. Immigrant High takes us into the halls of Pan American International High School in Queens, New York, a school that aims to give its Latino students a place to belong and excel.
by Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini
Immigration Battle is a look at the people from all walks of life and all political persuasions trying to make immigration reform happen, and reveals in depth the ways individual action has transformed the political landscape.
Frontline, Independent Lens
by Monica Lam, David Petersen, and Fawn Ring
Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter follows the making of a contemporary opera written by Amy Tan with music by Stewart Wallace.
by Ramona Diaz
Four Filipino teachers are recruited to teach in some of Baltimore’s toughest schools.
by Jehan S. Harney
Nazar and Salam helped the coalition forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom and were forced to flee their homes. As they begin new lives in the United States, they wonder if their sacrifice was worth the costs.
by Anayansi Prado
Meet Telma, Eva, and Judith, three undocumented workers who toil as cooks, housekeepers, and even surrogate mothers — often at the expense of their own families — as they attempt to pursue their American dreams.
Global Voices, True Stories, Independent Lens
by Geeta Patel and Ravi Patel
Meet Ravi Patel, a single 30-year-old Indian American actor whose parents pull out all the stops to find him a bride, in this charming real-life romantic comedy.
by Julie Mallozzi
Their parents escaped Cambodia's killing fields — now dance helps three teens survive the minefields of urban America.
by Gordon Quinn, Gita Saedi, and Steve James
Follow a diverse group of immigrants and refugees as they leave their home and families behind and learn what it means to be new Americans in the 21st century.
Independent Lens, Global Voices