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by Deann Borshay
In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her new home. Growing up in California, the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated until recurring dreams lead Borshay Liem to discover the truth: her Korean mother was very much alive.
POV, True Stories
by Lucy Winer and Karen Eaton
Profiling the life of lesbian activist Christine Burton, Golden Threads is about growing old in America.
by Judith Helfand
A woman who contracted cancer as the result of exposure to a synthetic hormone in utero documents her journey with humor and grace.
by Michel Orion Scott
When their son is diagnosed with autism, one Texas couple seeks the best medical treatment. Nothing works — until they discover their son’s connection to horses, and take a spiritual journey to Mongolia on an epic quest for healing.
by Karen Cooper
Five young women share thoughts about the difficulties and joys of being alive and female.
by Xiaolu Guo
Working on his latest screenplay in Beijing, Hui Rao is suffering from writer’s block when he begins to live as the character he is trying to create.
Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection
by Susan Mogul
The filmmaker and three friends reveal their struggles, wounds and romantic entanglements in an intimate look at four lives in progress.
by Deann Borshay Liem
Filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem goes on a quest to search for her “double” — a girl named Cha Jung Hee — in an attempt to resolve a case of mistaken identity when a South Korean orphanage switched their identities.
by Harry Freeland
An intimate story about two very different members of a remote islands' albino community in Tanzania, as a wave of brutal killings targeting people with albinism sweeps their country.
Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
by Laurel Chiten and Lucia Small
The story of eight Jewish delegates invited to India by the Dalai Lama to share the secret of the Jewish people’s spiritual survival in exile.