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The Boys of Baraka

by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

A group of troubled boys in inner city Baltimore leave home to complete the 7th and 8th grade at the Baraka School, an experimental program located in rural Kenya, East Africa.

POV

Chahinaz: What Rights for Women?

by Samia Chala and Patrice Barrat

Through her curiosity and self-discovery, Chahinaz, a 20-year-old Algerian student, begins to wonder what life is like for women in other Muslim countries and around the world.

Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection

Garbage Dreams

by Mai Iskander

The world’s largest garbage village is just outside Cairo. The Zabaleen (Arabic for “garbage people”) recycle 80 percent of the trash they collect, but now multinational corporations threaten their livelihood.

Global Voices, Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection

Girl, Adopted

by Melanie Judd and Susan Motamed

Girl, Adopted is a contemporary coming-of-age story that follows 13-year-old Weynsht from her orphanage in Ethiopia's capital city to an adoptive American family in rural Arkansas.

Global Voices

Lost Boys of Sudan

by Jon Shenk and Megan Mylan

Lost Boys of Sudan is a feature-length documentary that follows two young refugees of Sudan’s civil war through their first year in America.

POV, Global Voices

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Pushing the Elephant

by Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel

A story of forgiveness, hope, and the joy of family life, Pushing the Elephant captures one woman’s mission for peace in her country beset by genocidal violence.

Women of the World, Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

Tangier Treehouse

by David Shadrack Smith and Charlotte Mangin

When a group of Moroccan street children are invited to take part in a treehouse building workshop, they find themselves and their lives unexpectedly transformed.

Town of Runners

by Jerry Rothwell

Town of Runners follows the story of three young runners from the Ethiopian rural town of Bekoji, home to current Olympic and World Champions Tirunesh Dibaba and Kenenisa Bekele.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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The World According to Sesame Street

by Linda Goldstein Knowlton and Linda Hawkins Costigan

The World According to Sesame Street explores the drama and complexities behind producing international versions of the world’s most popular children’s television program.

Independent Lens

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