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SUMMARY This moving and engaging film documents the tumultuous journey that three young Sudanese men, John Bul Dau, Daniel Pach, and Panther Bior, take when they immigrate to Pennsylvania in the United States from their ‘home’ in a U.N Refugee Camp in Kenya. Originally from southern Sudan, these young men,   Read More ...

SUMMARY Boys and girls in war-torn Kabul, Afghanistan skateboard as a hobby thanks to the NGO Skateistan. In this documentary we meet some of the children benefitting from the program, watch them play, and view the streets of Kabul.   VIEW VIDEO  http://vimeo.com/32234310 STUDY GUIDE Download here LEARN MORE Shreddin’   Read More ...

SUMMARY Author Ishmael Beah tells a riveting personal story. At the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered the Sierrra Leone countryside. By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, given a gun, and forced to fight. He is eventually released and sent to a UNICEF   Read More ...

Summary In 1989, a single man faced down a tank advancing on Tiananmen Square as pro-democracy protesters watched. In 2011, an unarmed man in Egypt stood his ground in front of advancing armoured police vehicle sent to dispurse pro-democracy demonstrators. The identities of these men remain unknown. Study Guide  Download   Read More ...

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