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Power Trip

by Paul Devlin

What happens when an American energy conglomerate purchases a state-run electricity company in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia? Balancing hot tempers, high drama and widespread corruption, Power Trip explores the implications of globalization and privatization, the chaos of post-Soviet transition, and the real power struggle behind who keeps the lights on.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

Project Kashmir

by Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel

Project Kashmir tests the limits of friendship and costs of war in one of the most dangerous and beautiful places on earth.

Independent Lens

Pushing the Elephant

by Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel

A story of forgiveness, hope, and the joy of family life, Pushing the Elephant captures one woman’s mission for peace in her country beset by genocidal violence.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection, Women of the World

The Revolutionary Optimists

by Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen

Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned social entrepreneur, has sown hope in the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta by empowering children to become leaders in improving health, transforming their communities for the better.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead, Women of the World

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


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.

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

Sisters in Law

by Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi

A compassionate state prosecutor and court president dispense wisdom, wisecracks, and justice in fair measure at one small courthouse in Cameroon.

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

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

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Storm of Emotions

by Yael Klopmann and Micky Rabinovitz

Storm of Emotions chronicles the Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip and efforts to achieve democracy amidst great social and political turmoil.

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, 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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