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

Mali Blues

The West African country of Mali is a birthplace of the blues, a musical tradition later carried by the transatlantic slave trade to America's cotton fields. Yet today, the music and musicians of Mali are in grave danger. As fundamentalist Islam and sharia law become more widespread, dance and secular music are prohibited, musical instruments are destroyed, and musicians are forced to flee their homeland.

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2019-06-08T00:00:00-07:00

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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.

  • 2019-06-22T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-24T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-24T18:00:00-07:00
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Big Sonia

Sonia Warshawski, a Holocaust survivor, is served an eviction notice for her tailor shop, which has thrived for 35 years. She must choose between setting up a new shop or retiring.

  • 2019-06-29T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-01T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-01T18:00:00-07:00
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Mother of the Earth

MOTHER OF THE EARTH takes a look at Hayedeh Shirzadi and her husband's attempts to put an end to the dumping and burial of urban garbage in their city. Due to their hard work and ingenuity, 100% of the city of Kermanshah's garbage is now recycled and the bio waste is made into organic fertilizers. Shirzadi studied recycling in Germany. She returned to Iran in order to clean up the environment, to stop the destruction of arable land, and to curb air and water pollution.

  • 2019-07-06T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-08T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-08T18:00:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2019-07-13T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-15T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-15T18:00:00-07:00
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