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Dinner with the President: A Nation's Journey (Episode #522)

KQED World: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

An intimate dinner with former President Pervez Musharraf and his mother provides the backdrop for a filmic journey through contemporary Pakistan. Engaging with people from all levels of Pakistani society, the filmmakers search for answers in a place where tribal loyalties struggle against modernization and religious Islamic forces lean toward theocracy.

Land Rush (Episode #526)

KQED World: Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism. As Mali experiences a military coup, the developers are scared off ? but can Mali's farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms?

A Lion's Trail (Episode #120)

KQED World: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

In the 1920s, Zulu singer Solomon Linda composed "Mbube," a hit melody in his native South Africa. Decades later, it skyrocketed to the top of the international pop charts as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." This program follows the beloved song's rocky history, from South Africa to Brooklyn and back, asking why Linda died penniless - while American artists made millions from his music.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Land Rush (Episode #526)

KQED World: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism. As Mali experiences a military coup, the developers are scared off ? but can Mali's farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms?

Street Ballad: A Jakarta Story (Episode #521)

KQED World: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Titi Juwariyah, 27, is a street singer in Jakarta, Indonesia. She leads a challenging, conflicted life - from her migration to Jakarta as a lost teen from the Java countryside to her heartfelt quest for identity and acceptance in her adopted city.
Armed with just a battered guitar, a soulful voice, and a desire for a better life, Titi composes catchy folk tunes to entertain passengers on Jakarta's teeming buses. She dreams of making a career in music but is overwhelmed by the pressures of supporting her troubled family.
When personal crisis strikes, Titi finds herself alone and on the edge of despair. An emotional journey to see her ailing parents in their remote countryside village provides Titi with important perspective and new determination to turn her life around.
Back on the streets of Jakarta, Titi embarks on a brave new quest for independence and legitimacy. But in the process of chasing that dream, she stands to lose the very thing that is closest to her heart.

Land Rush (Episode #526)

KQED World: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism. As Mali experiences a military coup, the developers are scared off ? but can Mali's farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms?

Street Ballad: A Jakarta Story (Episode #521)

KQED World: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 5:30 AM

Titi Juwariyah, 27, is a street singer in Jakarta, Indonesia. She leads a challenging, conflicted life - from her migration to Jakarta as a lost teen from the Java countryside to her heartfelt quest for identity and acceptance in her adopted city.
Armed with just a battered guitar, a soulful voice, and a desire for a better life, Titi composes catchy folk tunes to entertain passengers on Jakarta's teeming buses. She dreams of making a career in music but is overwhelmed by the pressures of supporting her troubled family.
When personal crisis strikes, Titi finds herself alone and on the edge of despair. An emotional journey to see her ailing parents in their remote countryside village provides Titi with important perspective and new determination to turn her life around.
Back on the streets of Jakarta, Titi embarks on a brave new quest for independence and legitimacy. But in the process of chasing that dream, she stands to lose the very thing that is closest to her heart.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 11:30 PM

Family Portrait In Black and White (Episode #520)

KQED World: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 -- 5:30 AM

lga Nenya, from a small Ukrainian town, is raising 16 black orphans in a country of Slavic blue-eyed blondes. The reality of growing up as a bi-racial child in Eastern Europe - a rare and truly visible minority - is not for the faint of heart. These children always have to be on guard against the world that surrounds them.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 -- 11:30 PM

The Boy Mir (Episode #519)

KQED World: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

What of the generation of Afghans who have grown up since 9/11 and the resulting war in their country? From the director of the international hit The Boy who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan, this film tracks the irrepressible and lovable Mir from a naïve 8-year-old to a fully grown adult.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

Motherland Afghanistan (Episode #310)

KQED World: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

One in seven Afghan women currently dies in childbirth. This program introduces the women behind these devastating statistics. Afghan American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi examines her father's works as an OB/GYN as he struggles to make a difference, first at Kabul's recently renamed Laura Bush Maternity Ward and then in an isolated provincial hospital, where patients often travel for several days to get treatment.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Chahinaz: What Rights for Women? (Episode #518)

KQED World: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Chahinaz, a 20-year-old student in Algeria, has mixed feelings about the Western world and its values, but she admires the freedom of Western women. Through her curiosity and voyage of self-discovery, Chahinaz begins to wonder what life is like for women in other Muslim countries and around the world and why things are slow to change in Algeria.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
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