A young boy and woman looking over a ledge.  | Still from film "Mali Blues" for "Link Voices"

Defiant Lives

"Defiant Lives" traces the origins of the world-wide disability rights movement. It tells the stories of the individuals who bravely put their lives on the line to create a better world where everyone is valued and can participate. Featuring interviews and rarely seen archival footage, the film reveals how these activists fought to live outside of institutions, challenged the stigmas and negative image of disability portrayed by the media, demanded access to public transportation, and battled to reframe disability rights as a social responsibility relevant to us all.

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Mother of the Earth

"Mother of the Earth" takes a look at Hayedeh Shirzadi and her husband's attempts to put an end to the dumping and burial of urban garbage in their city. Due to their hard work and ingenuity, 100% of the city of Kermanshah's garbage is now recycled and the bio waste is made into organic fertilizers. Shirzadi studied recycling in Germany. She returned to Iran in order to clean up the environment, to stop the destruction of arable land, and to curb air and water pollution.

Soufra

Filmed in a Palestinian refugee camp south of Beirut, where Mariam has lived her whole life, the film follows her struggle in uniting the female community with a business venture — a food truck and catering service.

Laila at the Bridge

Under a dank bridge in Kabul, Afghanistan — the country with the world’s highest rate of opium production and addiction — a squalid group of drug addicts is getting high or fiending for their next fix. Former child bride and self-proclaimed badass Laila offers salvation by inviting these lost souls to the detox clinics she runs with her brother, himself a recovered addict. Fearless and relentless in the face of a corrupt and chaotic society, Laila brings love, hope and the Narcotics Anonymous program to these victims of the global addiction epidemic.

Finding Hygge

A documentary exploring Denmark's secret to happiness. “Hygge" has exploded in popularity amidst growing division and distrust around the world, but the Danish word and its definition are complicated. For those who seek happiness, this film explores the true meaning of "hygge” and how to find it.

Mali Blues

The West African country of Mali is a birthplace of the blues, a musical tradition later carried by the transatlantic slave trade to America's cotton fields. Yet today, the music and musicians of Mali are in grave danger. As fundamentalist Islam and sharia law become more widespread, dance and secular music are prohibited, musical instruments are destroyed, and musicians are forced to flee their homeland.

Dugout

An epic journey through the Amazon in a traditional dugout canoe comes with a surprisingly immersive glimpse into the lives of the rainforest’s indigenous inhabitants, where the filmmakers live as their hosts do – from banana broth breakfasts to basket weaving sessions – while crafting their canoe out of a large tree entirely by hand.

  • 2020-06-15T18:00:00-07:00
    Link TV

Delay, Deny, Hope You Die

After returning home from battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, American soldiers are developing serious illnesses as a result of past exposure to open-air burn pits on their own military bases.

  • 2020-06-22T18:00:00-07:00
    Link TV