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Beyond the Call

by Adrian Belic

In a Mother Teresa-meets-Indiana Jones adventure, three middle-aged friends and ex-soldiers travel the world delivering humanitarian aid to the front lines of war.

Independent Lens

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.

Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Independent Lens

Carmen Meets Borat

What happened to the villagers who were misled into appearing as backward and ignorant Kazakhs in the film Borat?

Global Voices

Doping for Gold

by Alison Rooper

In the 1970s, female East German athletes came from nowhere to dominate international sport. But behind their success lay a horrifying secret. Doping for Gold reveals the truth behind the biggest state-sponsored doping program the world has ever known, creating a timely perspective on today’s many sports drug scandals.

Global Perspectives Collection, Secrets of the Dead

The English Surgeon

by Geoffrey Smith and Rachel Wexler

A British neurosurgeon confronts the dilemmas of the doctor-patient relationship on his latest mission to Ukraine.

Global Voices, POV, Global Perspectives Collection

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Escape from Auschwitz

by Alex Dunlop

The story of two young Slovak Jews who managed to escape and help save as many as 120,000 Jews by sharing their detailed account of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Global Perspectives Collection, Secrets of the Dead

For God, Tsar and Fatherland

by Nino Kirtadze and Paul Rozenberg

Russian nationalism percolates in a castle outside Moscow, where Mikhail Morozov — who longs for a return to the glory days of Old Russia — rules autonomously over young initiates, laying the groundwork for a rapidly growing right-wing movement.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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Power Trip

by Paul Devlin

What happens when an American energy conglomerate purchases a state-run electricity company in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia? Balancing hot tempers, high drama and widespread corruption, Power Trip explores the implications of globalization and privatization, the chaos of post-Soviet transition, and the real power struggle behind who keeps the lights on.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

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