An audience watches actors Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol on the big screen.

This beloved Bollywood film gets a new life on Broadway

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The 1995 Bollywood film “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,” or “DDLJ,” is the longest-running film in India’s history, screening daily for 27 years. Now, the irresistible love story is heading to Broadway.

"Anastasia" screenshot of a woman looking out of a window.

She spoke out against Putin. It came at a cost.

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Melina León at her Lima apartment with some of the awards she got for her debut film, “Song Without a Name.”

Peruvian filmmaker Melina León boosts Peru’s film industry with strong female leads

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An "Encanto" billboard stands at a movie theater in Bogotá, Colombia.

Disney’s ‘Encanto’ depicts Colombia as a magical place full of possibilities — a welcome change for local audiences

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A still from "I Am Samuel" scene at sunset on a farm in Kenya.

‘It’s about love’: Kenyan filmmaker says he’ll appeal a government ban on his LGBTQ doc

US director, actor, screenwriter Melvin Van Peebles is seen during a tribute for his career at the 38th American Film Festival in Deauville, Normandy, France

This film professor says Melvin Van Peebles taught her that ‘when Hollywood is closing the door, you find your own way’

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Racquel Gates, a professor of film at Columbia University, and the consulting producer and editor for the Melvin Van Peebles Box Set — being released by The Criterion Collection next week — discussed his work, life and legacy with The World’s host Marco Werman.

A black and white photo of Buena Vista Social Club members Ibrahim Ferrer, Eliades Ochoa, Comapy Segundo and Puntillita Licea.

25 years later, the Buena Vista Social Club still connects the world through old-school mambo


Recorded in Havana, Cuba, 25 years ago, the Buena Vista Social Club drew together many older musicians and gave their careers a second life. The album quickly became an international sensation.

Men working on the facade of a Titanic replica in China

A new film explores the stories of 6 men from China who survived the Titanic sinking


Some hid their experiences after being scapegoated for surviving the shipwreck.

Woman in green dress and man in black suit hold up Oscars

Oscar-winning ‘My Octopus Teacher’ highlights connectivity and environmental issues


South African Oscar-winning “My Octopus Teacher” draws attention to human connectivity with nature and environmental issues.

Animation of girl with blonde hair holding a bird and girl with orange hair watching, while sitting on a tree branch

Oscar-nominated ‘Wolfwalkers’ blends environmental, spiritual history of Ireland

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This Oscar contender mixes fantastical folktales and Irish history to tell a story that feels fresh.