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Give Up Tomorrow

by Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco

When a teenager from a political family in the Philippines is accused of double murder, the country’s judicial system is put to the test after years of alleged corruption.


God Loves Uganda

by Roger Ross Williams

Inspired by his own roots in the African American Baptist church, director Roger Ross Williams delves into the evangelical movement in Uganda.

Independent Lens

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

by Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy, and Paco de Onís

Discover how a 26-year-old documentary became vital forensic evidence in the trial of a dictator for human-rights abuses.

Women and Girls Lead, POV

Great Wall Across the Yangtze

by Ellen Perry

In the heart of China engineers are constructing the world’s largest dam across the legendary Yangtze River. Critics fear the dam will be a social and environmental disaster.

Global Voices

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

by Maro Chermayeff, Jamie Gordon, and Mikaela Beardsley

This multi-platform project is centered around a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event based on Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's widely acclaimed book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead

Have You Heard From Johannesburg

by Connie Field

This five-part series chronicles the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa’s entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War.

Independent Lens

The Homestretch

by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly

Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life on the streets to build a brighter future. Against the odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home.

Independent Lens

How to Survive a Plague

by David France

How to Survive a Plague is the story of two grassroots coalitions — ACT UP and Treatment Action Group — made up of innovative activists, many of them HIV-positive, who fought to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Independent Lens

I Was Worth 50 Sheep

by Nima Sarvestani

Sabere was just 10 years old when she was sold to a man in his fifties. For the next six years she was both slave and wife, miscarrying four times. Now 16, she is fighting for her freedom.

Women of the World, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection

Immigration Battle

by Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini

Immigration Battle is a look at the people from all walks of life and all political persuasions trying to make immigration reform happen, and reveals in depth the ways individual action has transformed the political landscape.

Independent Lens, Frontline


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