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by Laura Poitras and Jocelyn S. Glatzer
Telling the behind-the-scenes story of the January 2005 national elections in Iraq, this provocative documentary is a testament to the courage of people willing to put their lives on the line for the promise of democracy.
Global Voices, POV
by Lisa Gossels and Eden Wurmfeld
My So-Called Enemy follows six Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls committed to justice and mutual understanding after participating in a women’s leadership program, and how their lives and realities are transformed over the next seven years.
by Nima Sarvestani
Poverty, violence, and extreme conditions in Kurdistan, Iran, are forcing Kurds like Tala into petrol smuggling over the border to Iraq at great risk.
Global Perspectives Collection
by Nina Davenport
Iraqi film student Muthana Mohmed — whose school was destroyed by American bombs — lands a dream job working on a Hollywood movie.
by Richard Robbins
Operation Homecoming presents firsthand accounts of American soldiers through their own words.
by Justine Shapiro
Jewish filmmaker Justine Shapiro and her six-year-old son experience the daily life of three middle class families from very different backgrounds in Tehran, Iran.
by Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann
Outlawed in Pakistan tells the story of Kainat Soomro as she takes a rape case through Pakistan’s deeply flawed criminal justice system.
by Tom Hayes
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the Occupied West Bank and Gaza cuts the fabric of this small part of the world like a knife, dividing everyone and everything.
by Nitza Gonen and Dalit Kimor
In the Israeli Arab village of Tamra, eight widows challenge social conventions and establish the Azka Pickle Cooperative, seeking financial independence for themselves and their children.
Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices, Wide Angle
by Marshall Curry
In 2006, Matt VanDyke, a timid 26-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, set off on a 35,000 mile motorcycle adventure that eventually led him to Libya, where he joined the rebels fighting dictator Muammar Gaddafi.