The Global Film Initiative has announced its Global Lens 2009 series of touring films, a typically cosmopolitan selection that features entries from as far afield as Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Macedonia and Mozambique.

The series includes three North American premieres for Nan Triveni Achnas' Indonesian drama about a struggling prostitute The Photograph, Teresa Prata's family quest set in war-torn Mozambique in Sleepwalking Land and Marat Sarulu's dark comedy Songs From The Southern Seas from Kazakhstan.

Teona Strugar Mitevska's Macedonian small-town drama I Am From Titov Veles gets its US premiere. The lineup continues with Yang Zhang's Chinese road movie Getting Home, Sandra Kogut's Brazilian family tragedy Mutum and Sandra Gugliotta's mystery Possible Lives from Argentina.

Rounding out the line-up are Naghi Nemati's Iranian drama Those Three, Faouzi Bensaidi's Moroccan romance What A Wonderful World and Victor Arregui's drama When My Time Comes from Ecuadaor.