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Cinema That Crosses Borders Showcased at Tribeca Film Festivali
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April 24, 2015 4:09 AM
Among the nearly 100 feature length films being shown at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York City are more than 20 documentaries and features with international appeal, from a film about a Congolese businessman in China, to documentaries shot in Pakistan and diaspora communities in the U.S., to a poetic look at disaffected South African youth. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver has more.
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Video Cinema That Crosses Borders Showcased at Tribeca Film Festival

Among the nearly 100 feature length films being shown at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York City are more than 20 documentaries and features with international appeal, from a film about a Congolese businessman in China, to documentaries shot in Pakistan and diaspora communities in the U.S., to a poetic look at disaffected South African youth. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver has more.
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Video Data Servers Could Heat Private Homes

As every computer owner knows, when their machines run a complex program they get pretty hot. In fact, cooling the processors can be expensive, especially when you're dealing with huge banks of computer servers. But what if that energy could heat private homes? VOA’s George Putic reports that a Dutch energy firm aims to do just that.
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Video Study: Insecticide Damaging Wild Bee Populations

A popular but controversial type of insecticide is damaging important wild bee populations, according to a new study. VOA’s Steve Baragona has more.
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Video Actress Jolie Pitt Tells of Syrian Refugees' Suffering

Actress Angelina Jolie Pitt, U.N. special envoy for refugees, told the U.N. Security Council on Friday about the suffering of Syrian refugees she has met during visits to the region. She urged council members to overcome their political divisions and end Syria's conflict. VOA’s Margaret Besheer reports.
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Video 40 Years after Khmer Rouge Takeover, VOA Reporter's Bittersweet Homecoming (On Assignment)

Reporter Reasey Poch of VOA's Cambodian service tells On Assignment's Alex Villarreal about his emotional visit inside the home the Khmer Rouge forced his family to evacuate 40 years ago.
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Video Videos of Shootings Drive Outrage Against Law Enforcement

Several recent, high-profile police shootings across the United States have stoked outrage against law enforcement. While some agencies are concerned about how video recordings of police interactions might change officer behavior, others are welcoming additional scrutiny as a way to reinforce their mission. VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports.
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Video UN Confronts Threat of Young Radicals

The radicalization and recruitment of young people into Islamist extremist groups has become a growing challenge for governments worldwide. On Thursday, the U.N. Security Council heard from experts on the issue, which has become a potent threat to international peace and security. VOA’s Margaret Besheer reports.
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Video Left for Dead on Battlefield, Ukrainian Officer Recovers at US Мilitary Hospital

A Ukrainian Army colonel, badly wounded while fighting Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, is now undergoing rehabilitation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington, D.C. As Tetiana Kharchenko reports, Colonel Ihor Hordiychuk is a rare patient there - in more ways than one. Faith Lapidus narrates her report.
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Video Does US Need Free-Trade Deal With Europe?

The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership would cut tariffs, standardize regulations and give American companies direct access to Europe. Many Democrats and labor activists see the deal as a threat to safety standards and wages, but proponents of liberalized trade with Europe say the U.S. cannot afford to be left behind. VOA's Mil Arcega reports.
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Video All Women Drum Troupe Lifts Audience's Spirit

Beat by beat the 80 members of Batala Washington are challenging every notion you have about the drums. The all-female percussion troupe captivates audiences with its dynamic performances in the nation's capital. VOA’s June Soh has more about the unique band.
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Video Migrants Trek Through Western Balkans to Reach EU

Migrants from Africa and other places are finding different routes into the European Union in search of a better life. The Associated Press followed one clandestine group to document their trek through the western Balkans to Hungary. Zlatica Hoke reports that the migrants started using that route about four years ago. Since then, it has become the second-most popular path into Western Europe, after the option of sailing from North Africa to Italy.
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Video Growing Numbers of Turks Discover Armenian Ancestry

In a climate of improved tolerance, growing numbers of people in Turkey are discovering their grandmothers were Armenian. Hundreds of thousands of Armenians escaped the mass deportations and slaughter of the early 1900's by forced conversion to Islam. Or, Armenian children were taken in by Turkish families and assimilated. Now their stories are increasingly being heard. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul that the revelations are viewed as an important step.
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Video TIME Magazine Honors Activists, Pioneers Seen as Influential

TIME Magazine has released its list of celebrities, leaders and activists, whom it deems the world’s “most influential” in 2015. VOA's Ramon Taylor reports from New York.
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Video Japan, China in Race for Asia High-Speed Rail Projects

A lucrative competition is underway in Asia for billions of dollars in high-speed rail projects. Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia Thailand and Vietnam are among the countries planning to move onto the fast track. They are negotiating with Japan and the upstart Chinese who are locked in a duel to revolutionize transportation across Asia. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman in Bangkok has details.
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Video Afghan First Lady Pledges No Roll Back on Women's Rights

Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani, named one of Time's 100 Most Influential, says women should take part in talks with Taliban. VOA's Rokhsar Azamee has more from Kabul.

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Music Industry Under Sway of Digital Revolution

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Greece Reshuffles EU/IMF Negotiating Team

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Brazil’s State Oil Company Takes Massive Loss From Corruption

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