Global Citizen Selects

Sundance Now is thrilled to partner with Global Citizen to present a collection of empowering stories from unique voices around the world. Global Citizen is movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. On the Global Citizen platform, you can learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards for the actions you take — as a part of a global community to lasting change.

Sundance Now is thrilled to partner with Global Citizen to present a collection of empowering stories from unique voices around the world.

Girl Rising
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Girls around the world – striving beyond circumstance, pushing past limits. Their dreams, their voices, their remarkable stories – captured in an unforgettable feature film about the strength of the human spirit – and the power of education.

God Grew Tired of Us
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Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety.

Trouble the Water
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This stirring Oscar-nominee follows an African-American couple as they struggle to survive Hurricane Katrina and it's aftermath.

For Ahkeem
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One year before the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in nearby Ferguson, 17-year-old Daje is sentenced to a court-supervised high school in St. Louis. In this intimate coming of age story, Daje fights to secure a better future.

The Blood is at the Doorstep
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After Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice, and reform as the investigation unfolds.

Love and Hate Crime
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An explosive documentary series investigating hate crimes committed in the name of love, passion, and prejudice.

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
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As members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, Nadia, Masha and Katia performed a 40 second "punk prayer" inside Russia's main cathedral that led to their arrests.

The Invisible War
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Kirby Dick's shocking expose on the U.S. military's inability to address widespread sexual assault led to new laws to protect rape survivors and an Oscar nomination.

Jane's Journey
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Most know Jane Goodall for her famous studies of chimpanzees, but her environmental messages to younger generations may be her greatest achievement.

Do you Dream in Color?
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An inspiring story of four blind high school kids who strive to prove that their disability does not hold them back from achieving their dreams.

Gasland
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Documentarian Josh Fox unearths a shocking story about fracking that leads him into a deep web of secrets, lies, conspiracy, and contamination.

Best Kept Secret
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Filmmaker Samantha Buck follows a special education instructor's tireless efforts to find her students a place in the real world as they prepare to leave the public school system.

I Am A Promise
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Teachers in inner-city Philadelphia with exclusively poor African-American students struggle to inspire and educate their students in this Academy-Award winning film.

Surviving Progress
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Martin Scorsese executive produced this engrossing think piece about the ways rapid development and overpopulation is putting our planet in jeopardy.