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

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The new season lineup for "Link Voices" includes the following films:

“Big Sonia” – Mar. 1
Holocaust survivor Sonia Warshawski is served an eviction notice for her tailor shop, which has thrived for 35 years. While choosing between setting up a new shop or retiring, she remembers a dark past.

“Wall” – Mar. 8 
Two-time Academy Award® nominee David Hare goes on a trip to the Middle East to examine the impact the wall separating Israel and Palestine has had on the people of the region. This feature-length animated film is written by and starring playwright Hare, whom The Washington Post referred to as “the premiere political dramatist writing in English.”

“Who is Dayani Cristal?” – Mar. 15
The attempt to identify human remains, found in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, underscores the plight of illegal immigrants attempting to enter the United States.

“Commander Arian” – Mar. 22
On the front line of the Syrian war, 30-year-old Commander Arian guides a female battalion towards the city of Kobane to release its people from the grip of ISIS in Alba Sotorra’s empowering tale of emancipation and freedom.

“Sepideh” – Mar. 29
A young Iranian woman wants to become an astronaut, while her traditional family will do anything to keep her on the ground.

“Sweet Dreams” – Apr. 5
Members of Rwanda's only women's drumming troupe form a partnership with two American entrepreneurs to open Rwanda’s first ice cream shop.

“Mali Blues” – Apr. 12
The West African country of Mali is the 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 dance and secular music are prohibited, musical instruments are destroyed and musicians are forced to flee their homeland.            

“Herman’s House” – Apr. 19
The remarkable creative journey and friendship of Herman Wallace, one of “The Angola Three,” and artist Jackie Sumell while examining the injustice of prolonged solitary confinement.

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Big Sonia

Sonia Warshawski, a Holocaust survivor, is served an eviction notice for her tailor shop, which has thrived for 35 years. She must choose between setting up a new shop or retiring.

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Wall

"Wall" follows British playwright David Hare on a trip to the Middle East to examine the impact the wall separating Israel and Palestine has had on the people of the region. The feature-length film is an animated take on real-life events.

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.

Who Is Dayani Cristal?

Every year tens of thousands of people are driven by grinding poverty and conflict to leave their homes in Central and South America and journey through Mexico towards the U.S. They brave one of the world’s most dangerous journeys, traveling along a stretch of desert called the “corridor of death,” for the chance of a better, more secure life for themselves and their families.

Sepideh

Sepideh is a young Iranian woman who dreams of becoming an astronaut. At night, she stares up at the sky while taking lessons from a space fanatic who teaches schoolchildren about astronomy. At home, full of hope and longing, she watches recordings of the world's first female space tourist, Iranian-American, Anousheh Ansari.

When Sepideh's father died suddenly six years ago, she discovered that she could feel closer to him by watching the stars, and so her dream was born. But not everyone around her appreciates her boundless ambition.