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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.

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

The Devil's Miner

by Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani

Living in poverty with their mother in the mountains of Bolivia, 14-year-old Basilio and his 12-year-old brother, Bernardino, work long shifts in the Cerro Rico silver mines, braving deadly conditions to earn enough money to attend school.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

Diamond in the Dunes

by Christopher Rufo

Meet young Parhat Ablat, a member of a Muslim minority from the deserts of Western China, who is leading the fight against racial segregation using the unlikely medium of baseball.

Global Voices

Digital Divide

by David Bolt

This series examines the role technology plays in deepening societal divisions based on race, gender and class, and how the lack of access to computers threatens to widen these gaps.

Dinka Diaries

by Filmon Mebrahu

Five Sudanese refugee orphans resettled near Philadelphia use digital cameras to tell their experiences adjusting to American culture and a new way of life.

Doki-Doki

by Chris Eska

In suburban Tokyo, Yumi waits with the same strangers for the same train every day, until she decides to find out more about her fellow commuters.

Independent Lens

Dreams on Fire

by Marlo Bendau

A youth intervention program at the Los Angeles Fire Department is influencing hundreds of lives.

East of Salinas

by Laura Pacheco and Jackie Mow

Born in Mexico but living in Salinas, California, third-grader José Ansaldo loves school. With little support at home, he turns to his teacher Oscar Ramos, who inspires him to imagine a life beyond the fields where his parents work.

Independent Lens

The Education of Shelby Knox

by Marion Lipshutz and Rose Rosenblatt

When Texas teenager Shelby Knox joins a youth group on a campaign for better sex education in high schools, she begins to question her deeply conservative Southern Baptist upbringing.

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