A young boy and woman looking over a ledge.  | Still from film "Mali Blues" for "Link Voices"
Link Voices: Laila at the Bridge

Laila at the Bridge

Under a dank bridge in Kabul, Afghanistan — the country with the world’s highest rate of opium production and addiction — a squalid group of drug addicts is getting high or fiending for their next fix. Former child bride and self-proclaimed badass Laila offers salvation by inviting these lost souls to the detox clinics she runs with her brother, himself a recovered addict. Fearless and relentless in the face of a corrupt and chaotic society, Laila brings love, hope and the Narcotics Anonymous program to these victims of the global addiction epidemic.

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2019-07-06T00:00:00-07:00

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Wall

"Wall" follows British playwright David Hare on a trip to the Middle East to examine the impact the wall separating Israel and Palestine has had on the people of the region. The feature-length film is an animated take on real-life events.

  • 2019-07-15T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-15T18:00:00-07:00
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Who Is Dayani Cristal?

Every year tens of thousands of people are driven by grinding poverty and conflict to leave their homes in Central and South America and journey through Mexico towards the U.S. They brave one of the world’s most dangerous journeys, traveling along a stretch of desert called the “corridor of death,” for the chance of a better, more secure life for themselves and their families.

  • 2019-07-20T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-22T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-22T18:00:00-07:00
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Commander Arian

On the front line of the Syrian war, 30-year-old Commander Arian guides a female battalion towards the city of Kobane to release its people from the grip of ISIS in Alba Sotorra’s empowe- ring tale of emancipation and freedom.

  • 2019-07-27T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-29T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-29T18:00:00-07:00
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Sepideh

Sepideh is a young Iranian woman who dreams of becoming an astronaut. At night, she stares up at the sky while taking lessons from a space fanatic who teaches schoolchildren about astronomy. At home, full of hope and longing, she watches recordings of the world's first female space tourist, Iranian-American, Anousheh Ansari.

When Sepideh's father died suddenly six years ago, she discovered that she could feel closer to him by watching the stars, and so her dream was born. But not everyone around her appreciates her boundless ambition.

  • 2019-08-03T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-05T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-05T18:00:00-07:00
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Sweet Dreams

In 1994 Rwanda suffered a devastating genocide. Close to a million were killed by neighbors, friends, even family.

The country has made great strides in economic recovery since then, but "people are not like roads and buildings" says Kiki Katese, pioneering Rwandan theater director. "How do we rebuild a human being?"

Kiki decided to start Ingoma Nshya, Rwanda's first and only women's drumming troupe, open to women from both sides of the conflict. There was only one requirement: to leave the categories of the past at the gate.

  • 2019-08-10T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-12T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-12T18:00:00-07:00
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