Global Voices Previous Broadcasts

Whose Country? (Episode #806)

KQED World: Sun, Jul 9, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

A young Egyptian filmmaker narrates this highly personal account of his interaction with a group of Cairo policemen over a period of 3 years - from right after the outbreak of the Egyptian revolution (in 2011) until the removal of ex-President Morsi by the military (in 2013). As he forms a close relationship with one Cairo cop in particular, the filmmaker recognizes he is entering into something that once was, for him, a previously forbidden circle: He is the son of a criminal investigator, but one whose father never confided in him about his difficult line of work.As the filmmaker gradually gains the policemen's trust, they begin to share with him their stories and first-hand accounts of corruption and abuse. They also express their hopes and fears about the direction the country is headed as the political landscape in the country undergoes turbulent change. Narrated in English by the filmmaker, Whose Country? reveals not only why police injustice was a widely reported cause of the 2011 Revolution but also how the perpetuation of injustice within the security forces itself led to widespread dissatisfaction amongst the lower ranks too. With the policemen blaming "the system" for making them behave they way they do, the filmmaker is forced to confront these Cairo cops - and himself - with questions of morality and guilt.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 13, 2017 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 13, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 12, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 12, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 10, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 10, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 9, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

The Daughters of the Forest (Episode #805)

KQED World: Sun, Jul 2, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Set in one of only 250 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves on earth, Paraguay's Mbaracayu Forest Girls' School is surrounded by a region of South America in which more than 95 percent of the forest has been burned and cleared, with the land now farmed by multinational agribusinesses. Meanwhile, more than 80 percent of the people in the region live in extreme poverty, and nearly 90 percent of the teenage girls become pregnant by the age of 16 and then drop out of school. Amid this landscape of despair, the Mbaracayu Forest Girls' School is a beacon of hope, a place where 150 girls are becoming some of the most financially literate young people in South America - not just because they learn economics along with all of the other traditional subjects, but because they are putting what they learn into practice. The girls run numerous successful businesses - from a hotel for eco-tourists to a stevia farm that produces natural sweetener sold in the United States and a tree nursery that sells millions of seedlings a year to a national reforestation program - businesses that not only help fund the school, but fund scholarships for the girls to start their own businesses when they graduate.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 3, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 3, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 2, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

A Young Patriot (Episode #804)

KQED World: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

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.

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