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A Young Patriot (Episode #804)

KQED World: Sun, Jun 25, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Zhao Changtong is a teenage art student born in 1990 and known in the streets of Pingyao as "Mr. Patriotic Maniac." Despite his passion for the "new China," his family lives in poverty and with the constant tension of a shifting political landscape. Filmmaker Du Haibin follows Zhai over three years as he becomes a young adult and must reconcile his own failures and the economic and political realities of modern China with his fervent love of the communist ideal.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 25, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

Avant (Episode #803)

KQED World: Sun, Jun 18, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

In Uruguay, a forgotten national ballet company performing in a half-finished theater is shaken into life by the arrival of Julio Bocca, one of the best ballet dancers of all time. Retired and looking for a new place in the world of dance, Bocca accepts the challenge to direct the company and elevate it to international competition quality. To this aim he stakes his reputation as he negotiates the tensions between art and bureaucracy. A group of young dancers from varied backgrounds leave everything behind to audition for the resurrected national dance company. They face tough competition from the dancers who already have years of service to the national ballet. Avant explores a nation, a dance company, and three talented brothers as they evolve and discover their identities through the language of dance.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 24, 2017 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 18, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

Sepideh (Episode #802)

KQED World: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while her family will do anything to keep her on the ground. The expectations to a young Iranian woman are very different from Sepideh's ambitions, and her plans to go to university are in danger. But Sepideh holds on to her dream! She takes up the fight and teams up with the world's first female space tourist, Anousheh Ansari.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

The Supreme Price (Episode #801)

KQED World: Sun, Jun 4, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

The Supreme Price is a feature length documentary film that traces the evolution of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership roles. Following the annulment of her father's victory in Nigeria's Presidential Election and her mother's assassination by agents of the military dictatorship, Hafsat Abiola faces the challenge of transforming a corrupt culture of governance into a democracy capable of serving Nigeria's most marginalized population: women.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 8, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 4, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
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      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

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      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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