#GlobalVoices Filmmaker Socheata Poeuv learns about her birth day in Cambodia while searching for the truth about her family’s secret past. The film—NEW YEAR BABY—airs Sunday, May 29th on the WORLD channel. More here:  http://bit.ly/ilD2bf
LIVE CHAT with Poeuv at ITVS on Friday, May 27th at 1PM ET/10AM PT 

#GlobalVoices Filmmaker Socheata Poeuv learns about her birth day in Cambodia while searching for the truth about her family’s secret past. The film—NEW YEAR BABY—airs Sunday, May 29th on the WORLD channel. More here:  http://bit.ly/ilD2bf

LIVE CHAT with Poeuv at ITVS on Friday, May 27th at 1PM ET/10AM PT 

Denise Zmekhol’s film, Children of the Amazon, airs at 4 pm today on @Worldcompass .org. Read Zmekhol’s blog post  about her trip to present the film at the Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival, where it received the Bronze Drum Award . She says:

The example I used in the clip was clear-cutting of the rain forest. Conflict is inevitable; how to survive without letting themselves being exploited by the economic power that continues to destroy their resources — including as Motira Surui says, even the fruit trees that the indigenous people use for food.

Starting in May, World will host a special set of international documentaries, the Global Voices series, produced by the Independent Television Service.

We’re telling you about it because the Lab is a close partner with World. We have mentioned the WORLD channel before when listing the variety of outlets the Lab has for the videos you send to us. Formerly called PBS WORLD, it’s a multicast digital broadcast, sent over the airwaves for free, and bringing you your favorite PBS shows and independent documentaries on 53 television stations across the US. WORLD also has an incredibly interactive website, full of film content, special guest blogs and lots of ways to meet the filmmakers and participate on special topics.

What we didn’t tell you is that we’re also in the same Boston, MA building! For the next few months, the Lab is going to work more closely with World and apply our Open Call method to help grow the World’s community of smart viewers, video contributors, comment makers, guest bloggers and discerning critics. Please visit Worldcompass.org and tell us what you want to see there. Even better, take part in the conversations happening with World Compass Bloggers , or on Facebook and Twitter.

World organizes the content they bring you according to theme. Below, see what you have to look forward to in the next couple of months. Have a programming idea for us? Be sure to let the Lab and World know!

MAY: The Journey

A trip is about crossing a border, whereas a journey expands the borders of our minds. Whether it be the extraordinary story of a group of people with disabilities rafting down the Colorado River or a traveling band of civil rights activists fighting against segregation, this theme brings together stories of journeys and the changes they evoke, in individuals as well as in societies.

JUNE: 9 to 5

For most people, work is necessary for survival, but it’s not the only reason why we spend so many of our waking hours on the job. In a Great Recession world, one in which the minority are increasingly tethered to work by devices and the majority continue to make less than $2 a day, how does the work we do shape who we are?