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Belarusian Waltz

by Andrzej Fidyk and Torstein Grude

In Belarus, Europe's last dictatorship, performance artist Alexander Pushkin uses his "patriotic" art to protest his government's policies and persecution.

POV, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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Blessed Is the Match

by Roberta Grossman

Narrated by Joan Allen, Blessed Is the Match is the first documentary feature about Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc. Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured, and ultimately executed by the Nazis.

Independent Lens, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead

The Desert of Forbidden Art

by Amanda Pope and Tchavdar Georgiev

The Desert of Forbidden Art is an incredible story about a group of visionary Soviet-era artists and one man who risked his life to rescue their work.

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Gypsy Caravan: When the Road Bends

by Jasmine Dellal

A rare and dazzling look inside the world of top Romani performers, who transcend social isolation and community poverty through their music.

No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos

by James Chressanthis

Two Hungarian film students escaped communist Hungary in 1956, with little more than a camera and a shopping bag full of film. Over the next 50 years, Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond would reinvent Hollywood moviemaking for an entire generation — and maintain an iron-clad friendship along the way.

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