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Be Like Others

by Tanaz Eshaghian and Peter Wintonick

An intimate and unflinching look at life in Iran through the eyes of young men choosing to undergo sex change surgery, Be Like Others explores the implications and sacrifices of those living on the fringes of an Islamic society.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Blood Brother

by Steve Hoover

An intimate portrait of Rocky Braat, who traveled to India as a disillusioned tourist. When he met a group of children with HIV living at an AIDS hostel, a place of unspeakable hardship, he decided to stay and devote his life to them.

Independent Lens

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Dirt! The Movie

by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow

Industrial farming, mining and urban development have endangered soil and resulted in cataclysmic droughts, starvation, floods and climate change. How can humans reconnect to dirt — the living skin of the Earth?

Independent Lens

Flipping Out

by Yoav Shamir and Michael Sharfstein

Israel is struggling to deal with about 2,000 former soldiers every year who abuse hallucinogenic drugs until they become psychotic.

Global Perspectives Collection

Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale

by Nima Sarvestani and Malla Grapengiesser

Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale follows young Iranians through the organ trade process, in the only country in the world where kidney trading is legal.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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

Life Begins at Rewirement

by Trevin Matcek

Simon Ender struggles with his decision to commit his elderly mother into a revolutionary nursing home alternative that has solved the rapidly growing Senior Citizen overpopulation.

FUTURESTATES

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Motherland Afghanistan

by Catherine Gund, Sedika Mojadidi, and Jenny Raskin

Nearly one in seven Afghan women dies in childbirth. Follow an Afghan American filmmaker and her father to his native Afghanistan, where he brings desperately needed medical attention and expertise to the women most susceptible to maternal mortality.

Women of the World, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Independent Lens

Ram Dass  Fierce Grace

by Mickey Lemie

Building on his past as a Harvard professor, LSD pioneer and spiritual leader, Ram Dass works to transform his recent experience as a stroke survivor into words of wisdom for baby boomers facing aging, death, and dying.

Independent Lens

The Revolutionary Optimists

by Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen

Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned social entrepreneur, has sown hope in the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta by empowering children to become leaders in improving health, transforming their communities for the better.

Women of the World, Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

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