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Diamond in the Dunes (Episode #711)
KQED World: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 7:00 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: Wed, Dec 17, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Wed, Dec 17, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
El General (Episode #710)
KQED World: Sun, Dec 7, 2014 -- 7:00 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: Mon, Dec 8, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Dec 7, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
My So-Called Enemy (Episode #709)
KQED World: Mon, Dec 1, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
Spanning 7 years, this film follows 6 Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls committed to justice and mutual understanding after participating in a women's leadership program called Building Bridges for Peace. This heart and mind-opening film documents how the young women's transformative experience of knowing their "enemies" as human beings in the US meets with the realities of their lives back home in the Middle East. A film about building bridges of understanding in our own communities, it offers audiences profound messages about tolerance, inclusion and respect, conflict prevention and resolution - and the vital role of women in peacemaking.