Before the Spring, After the Fall

by Jed Rothstein

Three years before the Arab spring, a film crew began documenting Egypt’s small heavy metal community. The young musicians voiced the frustrations of a generation raised under a dictator. Two years into filming, a revolution began ...

Global Voices

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.

Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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

Maya Angelou: The People's Poet

by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack

The full story of the eloquent poet, writer, and performer Maya Angelou, from the depths of her hardscrabble roots in the Depression-era South to her finding international fame as one of our greatest living authors and social commentators.

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

Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty

by Ben Lewis

Explore the history of grand schemes to eradicate poverty, through a combination of animation, archival material, live action, anecdote, and humor.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices, Why Poverty?

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Shayfeen.com: We're Watching You

by Leila Menjou and Sherief Elkatsha

Get an intimate look at the 2005 multi-party elections in Egypt through the eyes of three women working to assure the election’s legitimacy.

Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection, Diverse Muslim Voices

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.

The Virgin Diaries

by Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens

A young Moroccan woman, who is soon to be married off, defies all taboos and embarks on a quest with her American friend to find answers to urgent questions about sex, virginity, and Islam.

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