‘Tis the Season for Global Voices

Posted on December 18, 2012

After a whirlwind fifth season, Global Voices is recognized by the New York Times as one of the best series of 2012!


In his article “Still Going Strong: Detectives, Killers and Bill Moyers”, New York Times television critic Mike Hale gave a special shout out to the ITVS series in his 2012 report:

SPECIAL NONFICTION MENTION The “Global Voices” series, carried on some PBS stations, presents international documentaries you’re unlikely to see anywhere else. Recent standouts have included “Street Ballad: A Jakarta Story,” a heartbreaking look at an Indonesian busker, and “Last Days of the Arctic,” a profile of the Icelandic photographer Ragnar Axelsson full of magnificent images of the Arctic landscape and people.

Global Voices offers audiences an intimate look at the uncommon stories by and about everyday people. The fifth season of Global Voices brought Ethiopian runners, Russian political activists, and Indonesian street musicians into the homes of everyday Americans, bringing these rare insights and firsthand perspectives to life. From the Ukraine to Afghanistan, Global Voices is an eclectic showcase of internationally themed documentaries made by independent filmmakers around the globe. 

To read Hale's full article, please click here.


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