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Be Like Others

by Tanaz Eshaghian and Peter Wintonick

An intimate and unflinching look at life in Iran through the eyes of young men choosing to undergo sex change surgery, Be Like Others explores the implications and sacrifices of those living on the fringes of an Islamic society.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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The Beetle

by Yishai Orian

What do you do when you’re in love with your old jalopy, but your pregnant wife insists you get rid of it for something more practical?

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.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, AfroPop

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

The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia

by Vardan Hovhannisyan and Inna Sahakyan

Two elderly masters of Armenian tightrope dancing search for an understudy to carry on a dying tradition.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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A Son's Sacrifice

by Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed

When 27-year-old Imran Uddin struggles to take over his father’s halal slaughterhouse during the annual Qurbani holiday, he leads the local Muslim community in a ritual that tests his devotion to his family and his faith.

Global Voices, Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices

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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

Young Yakuza

by Jean Pierre Limosin and Christian Baute

When a troubled young man rejects school, jobs, and family, his desperate mother decides to take one last chance to save him — by handing him over to the Japanese mafia for one year and letting him choose his own path.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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