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FILE - Film director Spike Lee in San Francisco, California. (Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports)

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FILE - In this 1933 file photo, Shirley Temple is seen in her role as "Little Miss Marker."

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Cartel Land Offers Front Row Seat to US-Mexico Drug Wari
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August 23, 2015 12:38 PM
Matthew Heineman’s documentary Cartel Land is made of the stuff we watch in Western movies. Only, this narrative is for real. Two vigilante groups, one in the United States, the other in Mexico, fight a common enemy: drug cartels. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
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Video Cartel Land Offers Front Row Seat to US-Mexico Drug War

Matthew Heineman’s documentary Cartel Land is made of the stuff we watch in Western movies. Only, this narrative is for real. Two vigilante groups, one in the United States, the other in Mexico, fight a common enemy: drug cartels. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
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Video 'We Day' Celebrates Growing Youth Movement

World-renowned speakers, performers and other celebrities took the stage Friday for a celebration of "We Day," a growing global network of young people focused on changing the world. Some 200,000 young people came together in 14 U.S. and Canadian cities to take part in this educational initiative, which spotlighted some pressingsocial issues and was broadcast for the first time on a major U.S. television network. VOA's Mike Richman has more.
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Video Stevie Wonder Plays Free Surprise Concerts

Popular U.S. musician Stevie Wonder has offered his fans a rare treat this summer, appearing in free open-air concerts in several large cities on the East Coast. Zlatica Hoke reports the pop-up concerts in Washington, Philadelphia and New York were organized on the spur of the moment.
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Video Photography Turns Lens to People with Genetic Conditions

Where do you find beauty? Fashion Magazines? Music Videos? One American photographer is finding beauty in unexpected places. And a new documentary about his work might help change the traditional standards of “who” is beautiful. VOA’s John Walker has the story.
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Video 'Straight Outta Compton,' A Lightning Rod for Police Brutality

"Straight Outta Compton" is a docudrama about the rise and fall of N.W.A., the music group that revolutionized hip hop and rap. The film chronicles the discontent in Compton, a poor inner city neighborhood of Los Angeles, wedged between gang violence and police abuse... and how hip hop music expressed the black community's anger and emotions. Penelope Poulou reports.

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Border Crossings: Nnekai
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August 26, 2015 2:42 PM
Nigerian singer, songwriter Nneka sits down with Border Crossings host Larry London to perform songs from her latest CD, "My Fairy Tales" and to talk about her inspirations and influences.

Nigerian singer, songwriter Nneka sits down with Border Crossings host Larry London to perform songs from her latest CD, "My Fairy Tales" and to talk about her inspirations and influences.