About This Program
Global Voices strives to bring a wide array of issues, stories, and cultures from around the world into the American living room. Through the medium of independent documentary films, Global Voices explores the earth by featuring international documentaries that will make you think beyond our nation's borders. Open your eyes and ears by tuning into Global Voices, and experience what the rest of the world has to say.
Episodes from Season 8
The Supreme Price
Following the annulment of her father's victory in Nigeria's Presidential Election in 1993, and her mother's subsequent assassination by agents of the military dictatorship, Hafsat Abiola faces the challenge of transforming a corrupt culture of governance into a democracy capable of serving Nigeria's most marginalized population: women.
Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. She spends nights exploring the secrets of the universe but her family will do anything to keep her on the ground. As a young Iranian woman, expectations for her are different than her ambition to attend university. But Sepideh holds on to her dream, teaming up with the world's first female space tourist.
After retiring as a professional dancer, Julio Bocca, one of the best ballet dancers of all time, accepts the challenge to direct and elevate a forgotten national ballet company in Uruguay. Avant explores a nation, a dance company, and three talented brothers as they evolve and discover their identities through the language of dance.