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by Adrian Belic
In a Mother Teresa-meets-Indiana Jones adventure, three middle-aged friends and ex-soldiers travel the world delivering humanitarian aid to the front lines of war.
by Nick Francis and Marc Francis
Tracing one man's fight for a fair price, Black Gold is an eye-opening expose of the $80 billion coffee industry.
Independent Lens, Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection
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 Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
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
by Bosse Lindquist
Give Us the Money explores how celebrity is changing the world of humanitarian aid.
Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices, Why Poverty?
by Daniel Junge, Siatta Scott-Johnson, Henry Ansbacher, and Jonathan Stack
Go behind the scenes with Africa’s first freely elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, of Liberia.
Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices
by Banker White and Anna Fitch
Through the eyes of Sierra Leonean filmmaker Arthur Pratt, Survivors presents a heart-connected portrait of his country during the Ebola outbreak, exposing the complexity of the epidemic and the sociopolitical turmoil that lies in its wake.
by Shantha Bloemen
An eye-opening documentary tracing how secondhand clothing donated to charity in the western world eventually lands in Zambia, Africa, and how the communities that trade and resell these clothes are impacted.
Independent Lens, Global Voices
by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater
The dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a global movement.
Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Women of the World
by Brian Hill
Welcome to the World asks: Is it worse to be born poor than to die poor?
Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Why Poverty?