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Children of the Amazon

by Denise Zmekhol

This inspiring story of struggle and resilience reveals how we are all “children of the Amazon,” breathing the same air and sharing the same fate.

The Devil's Miner

by Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani

Living in poverty with their mother in the mountains of Bolivia, 14-year-old Basilio and his 12-year-old brother, Bernardino, work long shifts in the Cerro Rico silver mines, braving deadly conditions to earn enough money to attend school.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

Oil & Water

by Francine Strickwerda and Laurel Spellman Smith

Oil & Water is the true David & Goliath story of two boys coming of age in the middle of one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. One fights for the survival of his Amazonian tribe, while the other attempts to revolutionize the oil industry.

Global Voices

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Waste Land

by Lucy Walker

"The moment when one thing turns into another is the most beautiful moment. A combination of sounds turns into music. And that applies to everything." — Brazilian artist Vik Muniz

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead

The Water Project: Colombia

by Ricardo Restrepo Hernandez

An enlightening quartet of international documentaries designed to bring awareness and attention to the worldwide water crisis.

Global Perspectives Collection

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