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Bombies

by Jack Silberman

When the United States dropped more than 2 million tons of bombs on Laos from 1964 to 1973, millions of cluster bombs failed to explode, leaving the country massively contaminated with “bombies” — as dangerous now as when they fell.

Cowboys in India

by Simon Chambers, Teddy Leifer, and Paul Taylor

Aided by two locals, director Simon Chambers goes to the poorest area in India where a tribe is fighting to save a sacred mountain from multinational mining moguls who say its resources will bring prosperity to the people.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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End of the Rainbow

by Robert Nugent, Mitzi Goldman, Michel Zwecker, and Jean-Pierre Gibrat

End of the Rainbow explores the human dimensions of industrial gold-mining in two remote locations: Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo and Guinea, West Africa.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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Impossible Journeys

by John Murray

A two-part series that follows the greatest traditional journeys from around the world as seen through the eyes of people who still travel them.

Global Perspectives Collection

The Island President

by Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen, and Richard Berge

The impassioned president of the Maldives struggles to save his vulnerable island nation from the tragic effects of the looming climate apocalypse.

Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices

True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers

by Valerie Red-Horse and Gale Anne Hurd

Chronicling the story of the Navajo Code Talkers, True Whispers profiles the Native American men who devised a code in their native language for the Marines that ultimately stumped the Japanese during the World War II.

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