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Chahinaz: What Rights for Women?

by Samia Chala and Patrice Barrat

Through her curiosity and self-discovery, Chahinaz, a 20-year-old Algerian student, begins to wonder what life is like for women in other Muslim countries and around the world.

Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection

China Blue

by Micha X. Peled

Jasmine left her village in a remote part of China to get a job and help her family. Now she and her teenage friends at the blue jean factory are trying to survive in a brutal work environment.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed

by Shola Lynch and Phil Bertelsen

In 1972, black congresswoman Shirley Chisholm ran for the Democratic Presidential nomination, launching a groundbreaking campaign that united an unlikely coalition of supporters from every walk of life.



by Elizabeth Massie and Matthew Buzzell

Compañeras profiles America’s first all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, founded in 1994.

Global Voices, Independent Lens


by Tina Mabry

In a future where schools are segregated by economic status, a struggling mother must decide whether to sell her own organs to give her children a better education.


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Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock

by Sharon La Cruise

A look at the life of African American political activist and newspaper publisher Daisy Bates.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

The Daughters of the Forest

By Samantha Grant and Carl Byker

The Girls in the Forest explores Paraguay’s Mbaracayú Forest Girls’ School, a beacon of hope where students learn economics along with other traditional subjects, and then put what they learn into practice by running successful businesses.

The Day My God Died

by Andrew Levine and Geralyn Dreyfous

This unforgettable examination of the growing plague of sex slavery weaves footage from Bombay brothels with stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex trade.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices

Deaf Jam

by Judy Lieff

Aneta Brodski, a deaf teen living in New York City, discovers the power of American Sign Language poetry. As she prepares to be one of the first deaf poets to compete in a spoken-word slam, her journey leads to an unexpected collaboration.

Independent Lens

Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie)

by Mikaela Shwer

Angy Rivera shares her parallel journey of being undocumented and sexually abused, an ordeal all too common in her community. Going from poverty in rural Colombia to The New York Times front page, Angy becomes a beacon in a movement for national change.


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