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Recycle

by Mahmoud al Massad

Abu Ammar, one of thousands of ex-Mujahideen in Jordan, now struggles to support his family on his meager earnings from recycling discarded cardboard. After years of fighting against the Soviets in Afghanistan, Ammar struggles with his faith and the social realities of life in the hometown of the infamous al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Independent Lens, Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Relocated Mountains

by Matthew Metcalfe and Julia Parnell

A Kurdish refugee risks his life by traveling back to his homeland to visit his grandmother before she dies.

Global Perspectives Collection

Rent a Family, Inc.

by Kaspar Astrup Schröder

Ryuichi owns a company that rents out fake family members and friends, but his own family doesn’t know.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Shadya

by Danny Hakim, Udi Kalinsky, and Roy Westler

Shadya Zoabi, a charismatic 17-year-old karate world champion, strives to succeed on her own terms within her traditional Muslim village in northern Israel.

Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Solo

by Jennifer Peedom and David Michod

Thirty-nine-year-old adventurer Andrew McAuley has a dangerous, monumental mission: Be the first person to kayak solo from Australia to New Zealand.

Global Perspectives Collection

Welcome to the World

by Brian Hill

Welcome to the World asks: Is it worse to be born poor than to die poor?

Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection, Why Poverty?

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A Working Mom

by Limor Pinhasov and Yaron Kaftori

A divorced mother of two returns to her home and children in Bolivia after 15 years of struggling for a better life in Israel — only to find that her family members have become strangers.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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