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
An intimate rendering of the Abiola family saga, The Supreme Price provides an unprecedented look inside Nigeria from the perspective of women, exposing a deep history of political corruption and a culture where a tiny circle of political elites monopolize billions of dollars worth of oil revenue while the vast majority remain impoverished.
Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. Fuelled by a promise to her dead father, she spends her days studying astronomy and nights watching the stars. Pursuing her ambition is easier said than done for the young woman who is tied by traditions and codes. But Sepideh is strong-willed and on the road to becoming the best amateur astronomer in Iran.
In Uruguay, a forgotten national ballet company performing in an unfinished theater is shaken to life by the arrival of a new director: famed ballet dancer Julio Bocca. Avant explores explores the contrast between the Argentine Bocca's quest for excellence and the daily life of this company, set in a changing scenery.
A Young Patriot
A generation of Chinese youth are reviving an old tradition of patriotism. Despite a passion for the "new China," art student Zhao Changtong's family lives in poverty. As Zhao, known in the streets of Pingyao as "Mr. Patriotic Maniac," becomes a young adult, he must reconcile failures and realities with his fervent love of the communist ideal.
Daughters of the Forest
Set in the wilds of Mbaracayú Reserve in Paraguay, Daughters of the Forest offers a rare glimpse of a disappearing world where timid girls grow into brave young women. Follow the girls from their homes in indigenous villages after graduation to see exactly how their revolutionary education has and will continue to impact their future lives.
A personal account by a filmmaker and his interaction with a group of Cairo policemen, Whose Country? reveals how the perpetuation of police injustice within the security forces led to dissatisfaction amongst the lower ranks. With the policemen blaming “the system” for their behavior, they are confronted with questions of morality and guilt.