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A series of five documentary films examining the human stories behind illegal logging in Indonesia.

Global Environmental Justice | 2008 | 25 minutes

The stories of three women who took refuge at the Dastak women's shelter in Pakistan, founded to help women fleeing abusive and murderous families.

Icarus Films | 2002 | 50 minutes

Gendun Choephel, a legendary figure in Tibet, turned from the monastic life he was born to (as the reincarnation of a Buddhist lama), to become a fierce critic of his country's religious conservatism and isolationism.

Icarus Films | 2005 | 97 minutes

Sandhya Suri skillfully weaves together archival footage—including hand colored sequences and a new score—to create a story about life across India from 1899 to 1947.

Icarus Films | 2018 | 72 minutes

West Papua, the "Amazon of Asia" is a vast tropical rainforest that has been occupied for  25,000 years.  The Dani and the Asmat people have lived in spiritual harmony with the land for millennia. Now they are threatened by Indonesia's policy of assimilation and the destruction of their lands. This title has one or more clips.

Global Environmental Justice | 1993 | 52 minutes

The devastating effect that the civil war in Sri Lanka is having on women.

Bullfrog Films | 2000 | 25 minutes

The final film in Micha X. Peled's Globalization Trilogy examines the epidemic of suicides amongst India's cotton farmers, deeply in debt after switching to genetically modified seeds.

Bullfrog Films | 2012 | 88 minutes

Deep in the wilds of northern Myanmar's Kachin state a brutal civil war has intensified over the past year between government forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).

Global Environmental Justice | 2012 | 24 minutes

A controversial affirmative action policy in India has brought about unprecedented social and political change.

Icarus Films | 2008 | 52 minutes

In revolutionary programs in Northern Ghana and India, gender roles are challenged, and illiterate adults educated.

Bullfrog Films | 2002 | 27 minutes