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Alex Landau recalls how he nearly lost his life at a traffic stop with the Denver police.
Sudanese civilians celebrate their heritage through music in the face of violence.
For five Chilean women, ritual centers on a monthly gathering.
Behind the barricades of the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
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Inside an internet addiction rehab center in Beijing.
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Two parents fight to win back the trust of the courts and reunite their families.
Theresa Burroughs remembers her pursuit of the right to vote in Alabama during Jim Crow.
New York City sanitation workers on becoming a part of the community they serve.
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Rabha derides Omar al Bashir for sending young black children to fight his wars.
The role of racial identity and internalized oppression in the Sudanese conflict.
The clip explores how internalized inferiority leads people to assume “fake identities".
Filmmaker hajooj kuka discusses the making of the POV documentary Beats of the Antonov.
Khatir explains the “divide and rule” policy, based on race, ethnicity, and class.
Khatir says that Khartoum tried to impose the culture of one group on all of Sudan.
The women discuss what it meant to be a woman and a wife in their younger years.
The women discuss their husbands and marriage.
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The Chinese government attempts to silence artist and free speech activist Ai Weiwei.
Art and Craft uncovers the universal in one man's search for connection and respect.
Immigrant activist Angy Rivera joins a generation of Dreamers ready to push for change.
In 2006, Matt VanDyke left his home and ended up amidst a revolution in the Middle East.
An eye-opening look at the cycle of poverty that fuels human trafficking in Cambodia.
One teacher prepares his students for their new life in Switzerland.
Sudanese civilians facing government bombing celebrate their heritage through music.
Five Chilean women commemorate life's joys and cope with infidelity, illness and death.
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