More than 150,000 people arrived by boat on the Italian coast last year — many of them landing on the tiny Mediterranean island of Lampedusa. The Italian filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi has been documenting the lives of the local people on the island, as they watch what is unfolding around them.
Moroccan cities and desert locales have served as stand-ins for many movies actually set in other Middle East countries. But some in Morocco would like their country to play itself more often on the big screen
Abel and Burlee Vang managed to get around the mostly white Hollywood community by turning to their own community, Hmong Americans. Hmong Americans financed their project, which has now been sold to a major motion picture company.