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Diamond in the Dunes (Episode #711)
KQED World: Sun, Apr 12, 2015 -- 11:00 PM
This film is the true story of hope and baseball in China's Xinjiang Province - a region harshly divided between an indigenous Muslim minority and the ruling Han Chinese. It follows Parhat Ablat, a 20-year-old Uyghur shepherd, as he attends the region's racially segregated Xinjiang University and forms an integrated baseball team.
Parhat is on a fraught quest to raise his people out of what he calls their "spirit sickness." While at the helm of Xinjiang University's first mixed-race team, he also starts a baseball program at a minority elementary school. For Parhat, baseball is more than a game; it's a vehicle for spiritual transformation. Finally, after a year of practice in the shadow of tense ethnic relations, Parhat and the university team travel 2000 miles for their only game of the season - against a team of Tibetans on the Qinghai Plateau.
- KQED World: Tue, Apr 14, 2015 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Apr 14, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 -- 7:00 AM
El General (Episode #710)
KQED World: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 -- 11:00 PM
Past and present collide as award-winning filmmaker Natalia Almada brings to life audio recordings she inherited about her great-grandfather Plutarco Elias Calles, a revolutionary general who became Mexico's president in 1924. In his time, Calles was called "El Bolshevique" and "El Jefe Maximo" (the foremost chief). Today, he is remembered as "el Quema-Curas" (priest-burner) and as a dictator who ruled through puppet presidents until he was exiled in 1936. Through Almada's grandmother's recordings, El General moves between memories of a daughter grappling with history's portrait of her father and the weight of his legacy on the country today.
- KQED World: Sun, Apr 12, 2015 -- 6:00 AM
- KQED World: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 -- 5:00 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Apr 6, 2015 -- 7:00 AM