Viewing Topic: Rural LifeView All
by Thomas Balmés
A Himalayan village in Bhutan, the nearest road a three-day walk away, is connected to electricity for the first time. A 9-year-old monk leaves for the city in search of a TV, in a story of the bittersweet seduction of technology and progress.
Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection
by Stephen Parry
From the Great Migration of the 1920s through the hardships of World War II, The National Barn Dance unified rural Americans with traditional folk music and country humor.
by Danfung Dennis
What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home — injured physically and psychologically — and build a life anew?
by Wooyoung Choi and Sinae Ha
Smiles, loves, and tears are shared between 800 old people in 15 remote villages in South Korea, and the only deliveryman, Uncle Joe, who connects them with the modern world.
Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
by Charlene Gilbert
“This is the story of my family, this is the story of black farmers in the 20th century, this is the story of land and love.”
by Jilann Spitzmiller and Hank Rogerson
Four Lakota Indian families face the persistent challenges of contemporary reservation life.
by Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman
A behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental organization that the FBI calls the “number one domestic terrorism threat” in America.
by Frank Blythe
This two-part series goes inside modern Native American communities in both urban and reservation settings, revealing a diverse people working to revitalize their culture.
by Deepa Dhanraj
Muslim women from a small town in South India deliver justice in their own courts, posing a radical challenge to their traditional Muslim community and clergy.
Diverse Muslim Voices, Women of the World, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection
by Anne Lewis
Examine the community and family toll surrounding the 1989 Pittston Coal Strike, its effects on the rank-and-file miners, and on those neighbors, shopkeepers, sons and daughters, both united and divided.