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The Boy Mir - Ten Years in Afghanistan

by Phil Grabsky

Follow eight-year-old Mir over 10 years in post-9/11 Afghanistan.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Invoking Justice

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

Journals of a Wily School

by Sudeshna Bose

Follow a young pickpocket through the streets of Kolkata, where he plies his trade and plays a real-life game of cops and robbers...

Independent Lens, Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

The Real Slumdogs

by Zigzag Productions

A journey into the heart of Dharavi, Mumbai (setting for the blockbuster Slumdog Millionaire, that looks at what it's like to live in Asia's largest slum, from the point of view of the residents themselves.

Global Perspectives Collection

Recycle

by Mahmoud al Massad

Abu Ammar, one of thousands of ex-Mujahideen in Jordan, now struggles to support his family on his meager earnings from recycling discarded cardboard. After years of fighting against the Soviets in Afghanistan, Ammar struggles with his faith and the social realities of life in the hometown of the infamous al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens

Unmistaken Child

by Nati Baratz

When one of Tibet’s greatest monks passes away, his shy, gifted disciple must complete a monumental task assigned by the Dalai Lama: to find the child who is the reincarnation of his master.

Global Voices, Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection

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