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Seoul Train

by Lisa Sleeth and Jim Butterworth

Thousands of North Korean refugees risk their lives trying to escape their homeland and China, aided by activists via an underground railroad.

Global Voices, 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

Steal a Pencil for Me

by Michèle Ohayon

Academy Award nominee Michele Ohayon explores how love survived the horror of the Holocaust.

Independent Lens

Los Trabajadores/The Workers

by Heather Courtney

Focusing on the lives of Juan and Ramon, immigrant day laborers working in Austin, Texas, Los Trabajadores/The Workers explores the contradictions that haunt America's dependence on and discrimination against immigrant labor.

Independent Lens

The Undocumented

by Marco Williams

The Undocumented investigates migrant deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border and the efforts of the Mexican Consulate and the medical examiner to repatriate the remains back to Mexico.

Independent Lens

A Village Called Versailles

by S. Leo Chiang

A Village Called Versailles is the story of a Vietnamese American community on the edge of New Orleans that fought the opening of a toxic government-imposed landfill near their homes.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

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A Wedding in Ramallah

by Sherine Salama

A Palestinian American telephone repairman returns to Palestine for an arranged marriage with a stranger, embarking on a difficult life together that bridges different cultures, traditions, and expectations in a time of conflict.

Independent Lens

Welcome to Shelbyville

by Kim A. Snyder

On the eve of the 2008 election, the town of Shelbyville, Tennessee finds itself embroiled in a struggle to come to terms with a new wave of immigrants and grappling with what it means to be American.

Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices

Why Cybraceros?

by Alex Rivera

Why Cybraceros is a short film based on (and incorporating footage from) a real 1940s US government film that promoted a migrant labor program — remade with a whimsical, creative twist by experimental filmmaker Alex Rivera.

Independent Lens


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