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Sepideh – Reaching for the Stars

by Berit Madsen

Sepideh is a young Iranian woman who wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while her more traditional family will do anything to keep her on the ground.

Women of the World, Women of the World, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Silver Sling

by Tze Chun

In the polarized economy of the near future, corporations offer incentives to their high-ranking female employees to pay for surrogate pregnancies and chemically accelerated births.

FUTURESTATES

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Sweet Old Song

by Leah Mahan

An intimate portrait of the extraordinary relationship between two African American artists who have been collaborating as musicians and visual artists since 1983.

POV, True Stories

Teacher in a Box

by Tanuj Sachdev Chopra

A jaded teacher being replaced by a digital avatar protects girl who invented a product that will make millions for the corporation owning the school.

FUTURESTATES

TED Talks

by Juliet Blake

TED Talks is a three part PBS series of one-hour television specials recorded at the Theater in New York, and features TED Talks from some of the world’s greatest thinkers and doers. The programs also feature performances and short independent films. Hosted by author and comedian Baratunde Thurston, each program highlights speakers and films that focus on a different theme: Science and Wonder, War and Peace, and Education Revolution.

American Graduate

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Thank You for Playing

by David Osit and Malika Zouhali-Worrall

An indie game developer builds an unusual video game to document his experiences raising a son with terminal cancer, and to honor him while he is still alive. The film follows the creation and success of the game, as his son’s health declines.

POV

W.I.S.O.R.

by Michel Negroponte

In this science fiction documentary, scientists create a high-tech robot programmed to do critical repair work under the streets of Manhattan.

Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic

by Jon Else

Drawing upon recently declassified documents, archival footage and behind-the-scenes interviews, Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic chronicles the creation of the monumental opera based on the mysterious and paradoxical career of the “father of the atomic bomb,” Dr. Robert Oppenheimer.

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Worker Drone

by Sharat Raju

At GlobeCom India, where he provides technical assistance to customers calling in from America, Rahul’s days blend together. But an office showdown offers him a rare chance to leave his dungeon-like home in Technology City.

FUTURESTATES

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