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Global Voices Previous Broadcasts
My Perestroika (Episode #708)
KQED World: Sun, Nov 23, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
This film follows 5 ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times - from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia. Together, these childhood classmates paint a complex picture of the dreams and disillusionment of those raised behind the Iron Curtain.
- KQED World: Mon, Nov 24, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 23, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
The Mosuo Sisters (Episode #707)
KQED World: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
Two spirited daughters from China's last remaining matrilineal ethnic minority are thrust into the worldwide economic downturn when they lose the only jobs they've ever known. Left with few options, Jua Ma and La Tsuo leave Beijing for home, a remote village in the foothills of the Himalayas. But home is no longer what it was, as growing exposure to the modern world irreparably changes the provocative traditions the Mosuo have built around their belief that marriage is an attack on the family.
Determined to keep their mother and siblings out of poverty, one sister sacrifices her dream of an education and stays home to farm, while the other leaves to try her luck in the city. From Lijiang to Chengdu, Jua Ma's interactions with rich Chinese businessmen, lecherous gangsters, Tibetan monks, and fledgling pop stars lead her on a precarious path that pits her hopes and dreams against bitter realities.
- KQED World: Wed, Nov 19, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Wed, Nov 19, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Nov 18, 2014 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Nov 18, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Nov 17, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Mon, Nov 17, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
The Oath (Episode #706)
KQED World: Sun, Nov 9, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
The story of Abu Jandal, Osama bin Laden's former bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay Prison and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals. Filmed in Yemen and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, this program is a family drama about two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a journey that would lead to Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo Bay Prison, and the US Supreme Court. The film begins as Salim Hamdan is set to face war crime charges at Guantanamo, and Abu Jandal is a free man and drives a taxi in Yemen.
We enter the story in a taxicab in Yemen. Here we meet Abu Jandal, the film's central protagonist, as he transports passengers through the chaotic streets of Yemen's capital city, Sana'a. Salim Hamdan is the film's "ghost" protagonist. He was arrested in Afghanistan shortly after 9/11 and taken to Guantanamo. His 7-year captivity at Guantanamo is narrated through his prison letters.
- KQED World: Mon, Nov 10, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 9, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
Before The Spring, After The Fall (Episode #705)
KQED World: Sun, Nov 2, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
In 2008, a film crew began documenting a group of young heavy-metal musicians in Egypt. Oppressed by massive social forces beyond their control, the kids - sons of a jailed political dissident and the leader of the only female metal band in the Middle East - saw music as their outlet, their hopes trapped in the traffic-clogged streets of Cairo like a bull in a pen. Then one day, everything burst wide open. Filmed before, during, and after the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, Before the Spring and After the Fall tells the stories of a few remarkable young people as they seek the freedom to define themselves and shape their world. Influenced by their participation in major historic events, the young Egyptian musicians experience the political upheaval as personally transformative. With their music as a soundtrack, they share their stories, from their early struggles in Mubarak's police state, through the fever dream of a revolution, and beyond, into a strange new world where uncertainty is the only constant.
- KQED World: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Nov 4, 2014 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Nov 4, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Nov 3, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Mon, Nov 3, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 2, 2014 -- 11:00 PM