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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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.

Sweet Dreams

In 1994 Rwanda suffered a devastating genocide. Close to a million were killed by neighbors, friends, even family.

The country has made great strides in economic recovery since then, but "people are not like roads and buildings" says Kiki Katese, pioneering Rwandan theater director. "How do we rebuild a human being?"

Kiki decided to start Ingoma Nshya, Rwanda's first and only women's drumming troupe, open to women from both sides of the conflict. There was only one requirement: to leave the categories of the past at the gate.

Commander Arian

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.

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.