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Oil & Water

by Francine Strickwerda and Laurel Spellman Smith

Oil & Water is the true David & Goliath story of two boys coming of age in the middle of one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. One fights for the survival of his Amazonian tribe, while the other attempts to revolutionize the oil industry.

Global Voices

Our Disappeared/Nuestros Desaparecidos

by Juan Mandelbaum

They dreamed of a revolution that would transform Argentina. But what happened to this hopeful generation who suddenly “disappeared”?

Global Voices, Independent Lens

A Path Appears

by Maro Chermayeff

From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky, A Path Appears goes to the USA, Colombia, Haiti, and Kenya to uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, and solutions being implemented to combat them.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman

by Rodrigo Dorfman and Peter Raymont

An exploration of exile, memory, longing, and democracy as seen through the eyes of one of America’s literary treasures — world-renowned playwright, Ariel Dorfman.

Global Perspectives Collection

Scenes from a Parish

by James Rutenbeck

At St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lawrence, Massachusetts, “Love thy neighbor” is easier said than done when immigration uncovers ethnic tensions that threaten to split the congregation.

Independent Lens

The State of Arizona

by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini

The State of Arizona captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration.

Independent Lens

This Is Where We Take Our Stand

by Bestor Cram, Mike Majoros, and David Zeiger

In 2008, at an unprecedented conference of veterans and active-duty soldiers called Winter Soldier, four days of heartbreaking testimony revealed why many veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had concluded that their mission was unjust.

TRAPPED

by Dawn Porter

TRAPPED follows the clinic workers, women, and lawyers on the front lines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal for the millions of women caught in a political quagmire.

Independent Lens

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Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela

by Thomas Harris

An African American filmmaker explores the life and death of the man who raised him, facing stark questions about South African history, the anti-apartheid movement and his own identity.

POV, Global Voices

We Were Here

by David Weissman

When AIDS arrived in San Francisco in 1981, it decimated a community, but also brought people together in inspiring and moving ways to support and care for one another and to fight for dignity and a cure.

Independent Lens

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