Titles tagged 'world studies':
Trashborn follows seven families of trash divers over four years on a garbage dump in the Dominican Republic, using the dump as a central meeting point of all seven stories.
Glacial Balance is a journey along the spine of the Andes mountain range, from Colombia to Argentina, getting to know the individuals and lives of those who are first affected by the dwindling tropical glacier reserve, the canaries in the mine.
Happy You're Alive
Happy You're Alive documents the tragedy of battle in the West Bank and the lasting effects of war on society as both forces play out in the lives of two men struggling after their encounters in combat.
When I Walk
In 2006, 25-year-old Jason DaSilva was on vacation at the beach with family when, suddenly, he fell down. He couldn’t get back up. His legs had stopped working; his disease could no longer be ignored.
A Plastic Ocean
In A Plastic Ocean, an international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface our seemingly pristine ocean.
Free China: The Courage to Believe
Jennifer Zeng and Dr. Charles Lee are jailed and tortured in China for their belief in Falun Gong, a meditation practice that swept the nation in the 1990s.
The Shaman & Ayahuasca
Filmed in the jungles of Peru, shaman Don José Campos introduces the practices and benefits of Ayahuasca, the psychoactive plant brew that has been used for healing and visionary journeys by Amazonian shamans for 70,000 years.
Made in China
At a time when the world's eyes are focused on China, Made in China uncovers a rare glimpse of America's connection to Chinese culture.
Brownstones to Red Dirt
Kids from Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy projects and orphans from Sierra Leone's brutal civil war have one thing in common: no one gives them a chance. Through a pen pal program they find that even if they can't count on the world, they can count on each other.
The Hunger Season
The Hunger Season tells the story of a young teacher and the children in his care, as they struggle to survive the worst drought in living memory in Swaziland, Southern Africa.
Lost & Found
Fate and faith conspire to create a beautiful and surprising partnership between orphans targeted by the murderous militia of Joseph Kony and hardcore inmate-artists in an Oregon penitentiary.
Tibet: Beyond Fear
Tibet: Beyond Fear highlights the remarkable courage of Ngawang, a Buddhist nun and Bagdro, a Buddhist monk who at 13 and 20 years old, led freedom demonstrations against Chinese repression in Tibet.