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Film Ibraheem Sarhan in class
We Became Fragments

This story documents a Syrian teenager who comes of age in Canada after losing his mother and four siblings in a bombing that left him injured.

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Photo Essay
We Are Still Here

These photographs present portraits of contemporary Native Americans.

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Photo Essay
Crossing Borders

These photographs depict refugees as they cross borders on their way to northern Europe.

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Protecting Wilderness
Film Activist under redwood tree
Among Giants

An environmental activist risks injury and incarceration to protect an ancient redwood grove in Humboldt county.

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Essay Mountain in the hazy distance
Forty Days

Kingsnorth urges us to contemplate the productive meaning of loneliness and withdrawal.

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Film Mr Happy on a sunny day
Mr. Happy Man

Meet 88-year-old Bermudian Johnny Barnes, who devotes six hours each day to an endearing traffic ritual.

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Film Fleet Maul leading meditation in a prison
Path of Freedom

In a Rhode Island men’s prison, a group of fifty inmates are transforming their lives through the practice of meditation.

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Film Children lighting candles in church
The Heart of Religion
Fr. Alberto Luna describes a place deep in the heart where all religions meet, and where we find the strength needed to put "we" above "you" and "I".
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