Two Iraqis who supported the U.S. mission in their own country come to America and find themselves strangers in a strange land. The stories Nazar and Salam reflect a rarely seen Iraqi refugee community in the U.S., a population still paying the price for a war that was supposed to liberate them.
Forget Slumdog Millionaire -- here's the real-life story of survival on the streets of India. Follow Azad, a young pickpocket, who pushes his limits only to get caught by the police. In an effort to crack down on more serious crime, the police offer Azad a full pardon. But there's a catch--he must turn in his fellow grifters. Will he collaborate or risk it all for life on the streets?
Director Deepa Dhanraj talks about what drove her to make Invoking Justice.
In this companion video to the Global Voices film, In the Shadow of the Sun, we meet Masasa, Paschal, Mussa, and Miyango, Tanzanians who struggle with the stigma and physical challenges of living with albinism.
When 13 year old Weynshet leaves her orphanage in Ethiopia with her new American parents, she believes all of her prayers have been answered. But in gaining a family, she must leave behind everything she has known. Spanning four years in the life of one irrepressible girl, the film offers an intimate look at the struggle to create an identity in the aftermath of adoption across race and culture.
In this companion video to the Global Voices film, The Lost Dream, we see how one Iraqi family struggles to adapt to life in the United States.
In this companion video to the Global Voices film, In the Shadow of the Sun, we meet Vedastus, Alphonse, Alfred, and Grandma Miyango, Tanzanians either living with albinism or expressing antipathy towards them.
On the surface, Ryuichi looks like an ordinary, 44-year-old Japanese family man. He has a wife and two sons, and a good job in the customer service department at a toy factory. Yet unbenownst to most including his own family he moonlights running his own business providing family members, friends, and even spouses for hire.
An intimate story about two very different members of a remote islands' albino community in Tanzania, as a wave of brutal killings targeting people with albinism sweeps their country.
What if you took the American civil war and mashed it up with the French Revolution and the U.S. civil rights movement? That s what it felt like in South Africa, when the Mandela miracle brought down Apartheid. But can the deal between the old Apartheid regime and the new government withstand the test of time?
Spanish Town, Jamaica, is one of the island s oldest and poorest rural communities - it is also a war zone, where ordinary residents are caught between politicians and gangsters. Amidst this backdrop, Blossom Edwards is forced to take over for her Uncle as the family's primary breadwinner by driving his taxi cab, exposing her to the dangerous circumstances brought on by the impending election.
Life on a fourth floor tenement building in New York City s Chinatown is invasively communal. Chinese immigrants live in a loft that has been divided into blocks of cubicles barely wider than a mattress. Here a very pregnant Mei struggles alone to safely give birth to her child and deal with the consequences of her husband's demands.
Inside a Middle Eastern home, three generations of women in a family conflict over their plans for the future of granddaughter Lama, who refuses to get married.
Tucked away on the eastern edge of New Orleans, a community of Vietnamese refugees has thrived for 30 years in a neighborhood they call Versailles. A Village Called Versailles recounts how the residents successfully fought against the opening of a toxic government-imposed landfill after Hurricane Katrina struck and subsequently transformed their neighborhood.
Lama Konchog was considered the greatest Tibetan mediator of the 20th century. When he died in 2001, Tenzin Zopa, his shy and gifted disciple for 21 years, is unexpectedly appointed to lead the search for the reincarnation of his late Master. The ensuing quest transforms Tenzin from a modest servant into a passionate spiritual leader, only to become a disciple again once the child is found.
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