by Heather Ross
It’s the last few weeks of high school for Yessenia, a soft-spoken senior with two small daughters and a boyfriend who’d rather she stay at home than go to school. Yessenia is forced to choose: stand up for herself and her daughters, or give in to expectation.
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?
by Jihan El-Tahri
Can the deal between South Africa’s old apartheid regime and its new government withstand the test of time?
Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
by Nisha Ganatra
Sasha, a resident of the socially conservative gated community Red Estates, makes a discovery about her genetically engineered unborn child that causes her to rethink her allegiances.
by Vanessa Gould
Between the Folds chronicles the stories of 10 fine artists and intrepid theoretical scientists who have abandoned careers and hard-earned graduate degrees — all to forge unconventional lives as modern-day paper-folders.
by Betty Bastidas and Madeline Bair
Can't Hold Me Back follows Detroit teen Fernando Parraz as he overcomes a mountain of roadblocks to become the first in his family to earn a high school diploma — his ticket out of the struggles of inner-city poverty and violence.
by Atanas Georgiev, Ralph Wieser, Georg Misch, and Sinisha Juricic
Cash & Marry takes look into the lives of young men from the Balkans who seek out wives in order to obtain an Austrian passport.a
Global Perspectives Collection
by Dragan Nikolic and Jovana Nikolic
A fishing roulette about the Rat brothers, cats, dogs, and caviar.
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection
by Michael McMillian
On the eve of his 13th birthday, will Charlie Tuttle submit to a government-mandated tracking implant, or answer a more dangerous call to adventure?
by Andrew MacLean
Two astronauts on a prospecting mission to find a new supply of energy crash land on a distant planet, where alien beings offer a chance at a survival — but at a great cost.