WITH EVERY BREATH

Mary Pacherres has been on dialysis for eight years to treat her chronic kidney disease, which is impacting rural communities throughout Peru. Both of her brothers died from the same disease. While the exact causes are still unknown, researchers speculate that heat stress and dehydration are the main culprits along with exposure to agricultural chemicals, unsafe working conditions, and the effects of climate change. Health workers are in the process of conducting voluntary screenings throughout the country in an effort to treat patients before the illness becomes terminal.

With Every Breath takes us into Mary's life as she contends with her disease and dialysis treatment in her remote village in Northern Peru, an area historically abandoned by the Peruvian state.

This film has been featured in National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase, which spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors

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WHEN WE MEET AGAIN

In October 2016, thirty-one women traveled from Mexico to the U.S. to be reunited with sons and daughters, siblings and grandchildren, some of whom they hadn't seen in more than 15 years. When We Meet Again follows the journey of Gabriella-Karina from her hometown of Tlaxcala, Mexico, to Brooklyn, New York, where four of her nine sisters have lived for the last fourteen years.

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AMERICAN SUEÑO

Marisol Conde-Hernandez is an undocumented lawyer and the co-founder of the NJ DREAM Act Coalition. As the nation wrestles over immigration regulations, Newest Americans explores what is at stake for Marisol and her family.

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VII SMILES

From the world-renowned agency VII Photo comes a contribution to pop culture. Smile brings together images of people smiling—often a taboo expression in photojournalism—into a collection of powerful images gathered during the most important historical events that have shaped the past thirty years.

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NEWARK THEN/NOW

Newest Americans looks at the University Heights neighborhood of Newark in the 1960s and today, as development money flows into the city on a scale not seen in half a century.  Why is University Heights so central to the emerging vision of the new Newark? What can be learned from 1967, when Newark's last sustained encounter with urban renewal erupted in flames? Now, as then, Newark’s story resonates with that of so many of the U.S.’s great industrial cities, fallen on hard times and reinventing themselves in a multi-ethnic and post-industrial world.

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GLASS BOOKS

 An exploration of the creation of glass books and the stories that inspired them.

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