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Beyond the Border - Más Allá de la Frontera

by Eren McGinnis and Ari Palos

Beyond the Border — Más Allá de la Frontera traces the painful transition made by four sons in the Ayala family who leave their family in Mexico to seek "una vida mejor" (a better life) in Kentucky, where they fight cultural, class and language barriers.

Global Voices, True Stories

Circus School

by Guo Jing and Ke Dingding

Take a rare look into one of China's most treasured commodities — acrobats. Circus School reveals the rigorous physical training students must endure as they prepare for a national competition.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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Diamond in the Dunes

by Christopher Rufo

Meet young Parhat Ablat, a member of a Muslim minority from the deserts of Western China, who is leading the fight against racial segregation using the unlikely medium of baseball.

Global Voices

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The Fighting Spirit

by George Amponsah, Jacqui Timberlake, and Mike Tait

Three young boxers from Bukom, Ghana try to navigate the glittering prizefighting rings of Europe and North America through triumph and defeat.

AfroPop, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Greener Grass: Cuba, Baseball and the United States

by Aaron Woolf, Rudolph Callegari, and Nancy Roth

Set against the backdrop of choppy U.S.-Cuban relations, Greener Grass documents how both countries have used baseball as a political tool, and how the sport has operated as both bridge and barrier between the two lands.

Global Voices

Shadya

by Danny Hakim, Udi Kalinsky, and Roy Westler

Shadya Zoabi, a charismatic 17-year-old karate world champion, strives to succeed on her own terms within her traditional Muslim village in northern Israel.

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

Shaolin Ulysses: Kungfu Monks in America

by Mei-Juin Chen and Martha Burr

Armed with the celebrated Shaolin training of body and mind made popular in kungfu movies, five Zen Buddhist monks set out to make new lives teaching their craft in unlikely parts of America.

Independent Lens, Global Voices, True Stories

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Sons of Cuba

by Andrew Lang

Deep in the the unseen heart of modern-day Cuba, a group of unforgettable young boxers fights not only for their own dreams, for the fading memory of the Revolution.

Global Voices

Sumo East and West

by Ferne Pearlstein and Robert Edwards

One of Japan’s most time-honored and insular traditions, sumo wrestling offers an earthshaking window into the cultural collision of East and West, as worldwide interest grows and increasing numbers of foreigners rise to the top professional ranks.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Town of Runners

by Jerry Rothwell

Town of Runners follows the story of three young runners from the Ethiopian rural town of Bekoji, home to current Olympic and World Champions Tirunesh Dibaba and Kenenisa Bekele.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices, Women of the World

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