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Arusi Persian Wedding

by Marjan Tehrani

Iranian American filmmaker Marjan Tehrani chronicles her brother's return to Iran as he travels with his American wife to have a traditional Persian wedding and explore his lost heritage.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Caught in the Crossfire - Arab Americans in Wartime

By Calvin Skaggs, Brad Lichenstein, and David Van Taylor

Caught in the Crossfire follows the lives of three Arab American New Yorkers after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

A Family at War

by Jorgen and Malene Flindt

A Family at War follows one American family over the course of a year after their son’s combat death in Iraq, tracing their changing attitudes and views on the military and global politics.

Independent Lens


by Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers

An intimate look at war through the eyes of women on the front lines and the U.S. military policy that bans them from combat.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

Matters of Race

by Orlando Bagwell

Examining racial dynamics in diverse communities across the United States, this four-part series explores how race shapes Americans' sense of national and individual identity.

Motherland Afghanistan

by Catherine Gund, Sedika Mojadidi, and Jenny Raskin

In Motherland Afghanistan, Afghan American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi journeys to the heart of this medical tragedy by following her father’s return to Afghanistan to battle one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

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

Operation Filmmaker

by Nina Davenport

Iraqi film student Muthana Mohmed — whose school was destroyed by American bombs — lands a dream job working on a Hollywood movie.

Independent Lens

Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience

by Richard Robbins

Operation Homecoming presents firsthand accounts of American soldiers through their own words.

Reserved to Fight

by Chantelle Squires, Manju Varghese, Coby Cox, and Sterling Van Wagenen

In the first three years since returning home from active duty, four U.S. Marines fight the internal battle of reintegration.

Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television

by Rory O'Connor and Danny Schechter

Acclaimed human-rights series hosted by journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, which offers a global perspective and diverse viewpoints.


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