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Brakeless

by Kyoko Miyake

What led the driver of a Japanese commuter train to speed dangerously, causing a deadly crash? Brakeless investigates this tragic case and whether Japanese society’s pursuit of efficiency at all costs was in part to blame.

Independent Lens

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Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey

by Ramona S. Diaz

In a real-life fairy tale, a Filipino singer is plucked from YouTube to front the iconic American band Journey, and must deal with the pressures of replacing a legend while leading the band on their longest world tour in ages.

Independent Lens

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How Is Your Fish Today?

by Xiaolu Guo

Working on his latest screenplay in Beijing, Hui Rao is suffering from writer’s block when he begins to live as the character he is trying to create.

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

by David Gelb

A thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling a master sushi chef’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world and a loving yet complicated father.

Independent Lens

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New Year Baby

by Socheata Poeuv

Filmmaker Socheata Poeuv grew up in the United States never knowing that her family had survived the Khmer Rouge genocide. In New Year Baby, she embarks on a journey to Cambodia in search of the truth about her family's past.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Please Vote for Me

by Weijun Chen

Please Vote for Me follows 8-year-old students in an elementary school in China as they campaign for class monitor.

Global Voices, Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection

Summer Pasture

by Lynn True and Nelson Walker

Summer Pasture is the unique love story of Locho and Yama, nomadic herders in Tibet faced with a difficult choice as their way of life begins to give way to the modern world.

Independent Lens

A Village Called Versailles

by S. Leo Chiang

A Village Called Versailles is the story of a Vietnamese American community on the edge of New Orleans that fought the opening of a toxic government-imposed landfill near their homes.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

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