Hop, Skip & Jump
Love and humanity can be difficult to see when you are on the other side of a sniper's rifle. A couple have a nasty falling out during the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo. Nine years later they find themselves on opposing sides of war. After war, demolished buildings and economic infrastructures can be rebuilt, but what about a survivor's faith in mankind - can that be rebuilt? Directed and written by Srdjan Vuletic, who during the war stayed in Sarajevo, where he worked as a volunteer medical technician in a hospital.
Length: 16 minutes
In 1943 in a small village in occupied France, a fateful decision seems to rest on the shoulders of a timid barber. The Nazi officer whom he is shaving is in a vulnerable position and at his mercy. Will he take justice into his own hands?
Length: 9 minutes
It is the end of World War II. The Reich is crumbling. The Soviets are advancing. Into this chaos, two Jewish prisoners escape the fate of the death marches. But they are not alone. Out of the freezing night emerge two German soldiers retreating from the front lines. All four find shelter in the same abandoned barn. Written and directed by Jared Micah Herman, grandson of the Holocaust survivor on which this story is based.
Length: 23 minutes
A battle-hardened soldier returns from the Falklands War. The previously gung-ho macho man, once idolized by his younger brother, has transformed into a frightening stranger.
Length: 11 minutes
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.