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Global Voices Previous Broadcasts
Mai's America/Someday Flowers Bloom (Episode #125)
KQED World: Sun, May 26, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
A spunky Vietnamese teenager named Mai gets the chance of a lifetime -- to study in the United States. She lands in rural Mississippi, a crazy quilt of self-proclaimed rednecks, cliquish teenagers, South Vietnamese exiles and transvestite soulmates. From cosmopolitan Hanoi to the heart of the Deep South, Mai's unforgettable journey offers an outsider's glimpse inside America.
Someday Flowers Bloom - explores Chiyoko Lewis' life as she copes with the challenges she faces in Japan and in the United States. After meeting a country musician in Kumamoto, Japan, she learns that love can overcome cultural and physical obstacles.
- KQED World: Sun, May 26, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
Poor Us: The Animated History of Poverty (Episode #525)
KQED World: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Do we know what poverty is? The poor may always have been with us, but attitudes towards them have changed. Beginning in the Neolithic Age, Ben Lewis's film takes us through the changing world of poverty. You go to sleep, you dream, you become poor through the ages. And when you awake, what can you say about poverty now? There are still very poor people, to be sure, but the new poverty has more to do with inequality?
- KQED World: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
Daughter from Danang/Balikbayan (Episode #118)
KQED World: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
This highly honored, critically acclaimed film tells the story of a Vietnamese mother and her Amerasian daughter who are joyously reunited after 22 years - but whose illusions are quickly shattered as the reality of cultural differences and years of separation sets in.
- KQED World: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
Return to the Border/Take A Look (Episode #306)
KQED World: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 5:00 PM
In the past half-century, millions of people around the globe have sacrificed themselves for communism and socialism. In RETURN TO THE BORDER, a Chinese-born filmmaker reflects on the personal ramifications of these political ideals, from his memories of a childhood in the border town of Dandong to his experiences in North Korea.
Imelda (Episode #126)
KQED World: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
This film is about former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos and the intersection of personal and public power, myth and illusion. It addresses how excessive power is amassed and sustained by popular support, and how one woman rationalizes her seemingly unconscionable abuse of such power.
Welcome to the World (Episode #528)
KQED World: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
Is it worse to be born poor than to die poor? 130 million babies are born each year, and not one of them decides where they?ll be born or how they'll live. In Cambodia, you're likely to be born to a family living on less than $1/day. In Sierra Leone chances of surviving the first year are half those of the worldwide average Brian Hill takes a worldwide trip to meet the newest generation - In the US Starr's new baby could well be one more of 1.6 million homeless children now living in the streets.
- KQED World: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
China Blue (Episode #303)
KQED World: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
Vietnam: The Next Generation (Episode #304)
KQED World: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 3:00 PM
Meet eight young Vietnamese, some born in the final days of the Vietnam War, others in its aftermath. They are entrepreneurs and street kids, farmers and students, artists and engineers. Together they embody the hopes, dreams and challenges of a new Vietnam. Through their stories, this film takes an in-depth look at modern-day Vietnam, where a marriage of communism and capitalism is providing opportunity unimagined in their parents' time.
Education Education (Episode #527)
KQED World: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
What does an education get you? In ancient times in China, education was the only way out of poverty, in recent times it has been the best way. China's economic boom and talk of the merits of hard work have created an expectation that to study is to escape poverty. But these days China's higher education system only leads to jobs for a few, educating a new generation to unemployment and despair.
- KQED World: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 2:00 AM