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Aztec Massacre

by Karen Kelly

A grisly discovery of more than 400 mutilated bodies in Mexico is turning history on its head. Aztec Massacre paints a new picture of the violent relations between the Aztecs and the Conquistadors and rewrites much of what we thought we knew about the Aztec civilization.

AfroPop, Global Perspectives Collection, Secrets of the Dead

Cuba, an African Odyssey

by Jihan El-Tahri and Tancrede Ramonet

The previously untold story of Cuba’s support for African revolutions, Cuba, an African Odyssey reveals one of the Cold War’s most vigorous contests over resources and ideology.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Egalité for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution

by Patricia Aste

The story of history’s only successful slave insurrection and the man who lead it.

Global Voices

El General

by Natalia Almada

Filmmaker Natalia Almada brings to life audio recordings she inherited about her great-grandfather, General Plutarco Elías Calles, a revolutionary general who became president of Mexico in 1924.

POV, Global Voices

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A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman

by Rodrigo Dorfman and Peter Raymont

An exploration of exile, memory, longing, and democracy as seen through the eyes of one of America’s literary treasures — world-renowned playwright, Ariel Dorfman.

Global Perspectives Collection

The Storm that Swept Mexico

by Raymond Telles

The complex historical, social, political, economic and cultural forces that shaped the Mexican Revolution and its legacy.

Stranded: The Andes Plane Crash Survivors

by Gonzalo Arijon and Marc Silvera

Stranded is a parable of human survival and extreme measures as a group of young athletes break society’s greatest taboo in order to survive after a plane crash in the mountains.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens

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Thunder in Guyana

by Suzanne Wasserman

How did a 77-year-old Jewish woman from Chicago become the president of a South American country?

Independent Lens, Global Voices

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