This international independent series samples the best of international documentary.
Global Voices Previous Broadcasts
Mirror Dance (Episode #204)
KQED Life: Mon, Mar 26, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
The story of Cuban twin sisters, Margarita and Ramona de Saa. Once inseparable, the former ballerinas have been separated for 40 years, but continue to share a passion for dance. The documentary tells how the two sisters embrace ballet, family and life in two contrasting cultural and political environments: Cuba and the United States. Set within the context of the hostile relationship between the two countries, this program focuses on the twins' story of division, difference and ongoing efforts at reconciliation. The documentary follows the twins as they grow up in the turbulent 1950's Havana, as they excel as ballerinas, as they fall in love and marry men with conflicting political beliefs, and as they painfully separate in 1964. After wrestling for many years with painful memories of her departure, Margarita finally returns to her homeland.
- KQED Life: Tue, Mar 27, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
Shadya (Episode #312)
KQED World: Sun, Mar 25, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
Shadya Zoabi, a charismatic 17-year-old karate world champion, strives to succeed on her own terms within her traditional Muslim village in northern Israel. Despite her father's support, she faces the challenge of balancing her dreams with her religious commitments and other's expectations. SHADYA takes an intimate look at the evolution of a young Israeli Arab woman with feminist ideas in a male-dominated culture.
- KQED World: Mon, Mar 26, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
Pickles (Episode #222)
KQED World: Sat, Mar 24, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
This program provides a rare glimpse into the lives of eight widows in the Arab Israeli village of Tamra, in Galilee. While tradition dictates that widows live a cloistered, restricted life, these women challenge convention by opening a business to produce and market pickles, seeking financial independence for themselves and their children. WIDE ANGLE tells the story of this unconventional startup, offering insight into the lives of courageous Arab women striving to develop the impoverished local economy - and to empower themselves.