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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.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, POV

Carmen Meets Borat

by Mercedes Stalenhoef

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

Global Voices

Fair Play

by David Herman

A troupe of actors — most with learning disabilities — confront the challenges of being different, while rehearsing The Choice, an acclaimed play about abortion.

Global Perspectives Collection

Get the Fire! Young Mormon Missionaries Abroad

by Nancy du Plessis

Three young Mormon men, age 19, embark on a two-year rite of passage in Germany as part of a long-standing worldwide effort by Mormon missionaries to spread their faith at home and abroad.

Independent Lens

Heavy Load

by Jerry Rothwell, Jonny Persey, and Alison Morrow

Heavy Load follows a UK punk band — whose members include several musicians with learning disabilities — as they record their first album and take center stage at a mainstream music festival.

Global Perspectives Collection

The Mosquito Problem & Other Stories

by Andrey Paounov, and Martichka Bozhilova

In a world instantly transformed by ideologies, regimes, and dreams of economic prosperity, characters’ lives intersect in a sinister past and nuclear future.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

My Perestroika

by Robin Hessman and Rachel Wexler

My Perestroika follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times — from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia.

Global Perspectives Collection, POV, Global Voices

Overbooked

by Stefano Strocchi and Stefano Tealdi

A polite Italian travel agent and an authoritarian Moroccan immigrant, two very different men from two different cultures, try to manage a diverse group of people traveling from Italy to Morocco.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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