Global Voices presents U.S. premieres of critically acclaimed international documentaries, offering the unique perspectives of international independent filmmakers. The series also features internationally themed programs by American filmmakers. Global Voices presents compelling stories often overlooked by American media, from tales of corruption in Chad to the hip hop movement in South America. Global Voices can be seen on the WORLD channel, Sundays at 10 PM (Check local listings).
by Sasha Friedlander
Four sulfur miners working at an active volcano in Indonesia search for meaning in their daily struggles and triumphs. This intimate portrait chronicles their attempts to escape the social ills that haunt their community.
by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam
Hari, a 30-year-old taxi driver in the Indian Himalayas, is getting married to a girl he has never met but has fallen in love with over the mobile phone.
by María Teresa Rodríguez and Kathryn Pyle
Hundreds — possibly thousands — of children disappeared from El Salvador in the midst of that country's civil war in the 1980s. Niños de la Memoría follows three of those children as they return to their native country in search of identity and answers.
by Deepa Dhanraj
Muslim women from a small town in South India deliver justice in their own courts, posing a radical challenge to their traditional Muslim community and clergy.
by Jehan S. Harney
Nazar and Salam helped the coalition forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom and were forced to flee their homes. As they begin new lives in the United States, they wonder if their sacrifice was worth the costs.
by Harry Freeland
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.
by Beth Murphy
A modern-day Oskar Schindler story about Kirk Johnson, a 26-year-old American aid worker, fighting to save thousands of Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the United States to help rebuild Iraq.
by Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Ryuichi owns a company that rents out fake family members and friends, but his own family doesn’t know.
by Melanie Judd and Susan Motamed
Spanning four years in the life of one irrepressible girl, Adopted Girl offers an intimate look at the struggle to create an identity in the aftermath of adoption across race and culture.