Award-winning films from Argentina, China, Croatia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lebanon, Philippines and South Africa will headline the Global Film Initiative's Global Lens 2008 film series.

'The films selected for Global Lens 2008 are beautiful, powerful stories that represent the best of cinema from around the world,' Global Film Initiative chair of the board Susan Weeks Coulter said. 'They must be seen and experienced.'

The Global Lens 2008 films will tour major cities in the US. The films are: All For Free (Sve Dzaba) directed by Antonio Nuic (Croatia, 2006); The Bet Collector (Kubrador) by Jeffrey Jeturian (Philippines, 2006); Bunny Chow by John Barker (South Africa, 2006); The Custodian (El Custodio) by Rodrigo Moreno (Argentina, 2006); and The Fish Fall In Love (Mahiha Ashegh Mishavand) by Ali Raffi (Iran, 2005).

The roster continues with: Kept & Dreamless (Las Mantenidas Sin Suenos) by Vera Fogwill and Martin Desalvo (Argentina, 2005); The Kite (Le Cerf-Volant) by Randa Chahal Sabbag (Lebanon, 2003); Let The Wind Blow (Hava Aney Dey) by Partho Sen Gupta (India, 2004); Luxury Car (Jiang Cheng Xia Ri) by Wang Chaa (China, 2006); and Opera Jawa by Garin Nugroho (Indonesia, 2006).

For screening dates and locations for Global Lens 2008 visit