1. The documentary is a chance to meet the marginalized masses who collect empty bottles and cans on the streets of New York City. These are the people we often rush past on our way to catch a bus or make a meeting. They are poor but proud New Yorkers – people who don’t ask for a handout – people whose hands rake through the discards of our lives – building their lives one nickel at a time.

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  2. This series of reports is a rich and varied account of life in Iran during the chaotic period when fifty-two Americans were held hostage in Tehran. ; It is a picture of Iran quite different from the governmental buildings upon which the networks were focusing. Despite the Shah?s departure and the Ayatollah?s teachings, thousands of drug addicts remained on the streets. Pizza shops and Pepsi stands provided refreshment to anti-American demonstrators. We also saw attempts to improve a life lived in mud shacks with 100% unemployment. In southern Baluchistan, bandits and smugglers were controlling the economy and defying the new government. However, to the North, in some old villages that once were arid, one could see abundant wheat fields growing. Across the border, DCTV became the first American reporters to witness the fighting inside Afghanistan, and to capture a revealing picture of Afghani rebels.

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  3. Snakeheads: The Chinese Mafia and the New Slave Trade

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  4. Filmed over 24 years in Porcupine, South Dakota, The Last Cowboy follows Vern Sager, a real American cowboy, as he battles to maintain his family's way of life against overwhelming adversity. The Last Cowboy is an intimate portrait of the inner landscape of the cowboy’s character, courage, strength and stubbornness and the outer landscape of his South Dakota home.

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  5. Buy the DVD @: dctvny.org/documentaries/philippines-life-death-revolution
    At the height of the turmoil leading up to and following President Ferdinand Marcos' departure from power, Jon Alpert traveled throughout the Philippines recording the daily lives of people from all levels of society and documenting the country's great disparities between the rich, with their extravagant lifestyles, and the poor, who scavenge in Manila's smoking garbage heaps to feed their enormous shanty town.

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