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Carmen Meets Borat (Episode #318)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Director Mercedes Stalenhoef follows the life of 17-year-old Carmen. She lives in a gypsy village in Romania, where the men spend their days tying one on and exchanging coarse words in her father's bar. In the evenings, she watches a Spanish soap opera and dreams of a better life in Spain, where the men are romantic and decent. Her plan to emigrate falls to pieces when an American film crew descends on her village to shoot "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." The village is used in the movie to show where the main character comes from and Borat depicts the villagers as primitive caricatures supposedly from Kazakhstan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Overbooked (Episode #122)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Sergio, a middle-aged Italian, and Youssef, from Morocco, work in a tiny office in Turin managing the weekly bus to the Magreb. Originally just a smart business idea, the agency is now much more than that. Documenting an odd pair in the middle of a changing world, "Overbooked" takes viewers into the chaotic, funny and sometimes tragic moments of the agency.

Carmen Meets Borat (Episode #318)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Director Mercedes Stalenhoef follows the life of 17-year-old Carmen. She lives in a gypsy village in Romania, where the men spend their days tying one on and exchanging coarse words in her father's bar. In the evenings, she watches a Spanish soap opera and dreams of a better life in Spain, where the men are romantic and decent. Her plan to emigrate falls to pieces when an American film crew descends on her village to shoot "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." The village is used in the movie to show where the main character comes from and Borat depicts the villagers as primitive caricatures supposedly from Kazakhstan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Overbooked (Episode #122)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Sergio, a middle-aged Italian, and Youssef, from Morocco, work in a tiny office in Turin managing the weekly bus to the Magreb. Originally just a smart business idea, the agency is now much more than that. Documenting an odd pair in the middle of a changing world, "Overbooked" takes viewers into the chaotic, funny and sometimes tragic moments of the agency.

Carmen Meets Borat (Episode #318)

KQED World: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

Director Mercedes Stalenhoef follows the life of 17-year-old Carmen. She lives in a gypsy village in Romania, where the men spend their days tying one on and exchanging coarse words in her father's bar. In the evenings, she watches a Spanish soap opera and dreams of a better life in Spain, where the men are romantic and decent. Her plan to emigrate falls to pieces when an American film crew descends on her village to shoot "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." The village is used in the movie to show where the main character comes from and Borat depicts the villagers as primitive caricatures supposedly from Kazakhstan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

A Son's Sacrifice (Episode #422)

KQED World: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Imran, a young Muslim American, struggles to take over his father's neighborhood halal slaughterhouse in New York City.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Behind The Rainbow (Episode #608)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

More than a decade after the inauguration of Nelson Mandela, South Africa was slated to become the host of the World Cup in 2010 - a public affirmation of its break with its violent legacy of apartheid. But while the founding Freedom Charter of the African National Congress (ANC) outlined ideals for "a better life for all," harsh inequalities still existed, from xenophobic attacks to corruption scandals and township protests. As a new decade looms, post-apartheid South Africa is at a crucial and dangerous crossroads.
With the 2009 presidential election as a backdrop, this documentary gives a previously untold account of the country's political problems, struggles, and realities. It explores the transition of the ANC from a liberation organization into South Africa's ruling party, through the evolution of the relationship between two of its most prominent veterans, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma.
Exiled under apartheid, they were once brothers in arms. Under Mandela's administration, they loyally labored to build a non-racial state. Now, they are bitter rivals. Their duel threatens to tear apart the ANC and the country, as the poor desperately seek hope in change and the elite fight for the spoils of victory. The film features key interviews with ANC current and former leaders, including Jacob Zuma, Kgalema Motlanthe, Pallo Jordan, Thabo Mbeki, and Terror Lekota. Examining previous events that the country's political decision-makers have agreed to bury for the sake of democracy, this is a behind-the-scenes look at South Africa's seemingly miraculous transformation.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 12:30 PM

A Son's Sacrifice (Episode #422)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

Imran, a young Muslim American, struggles to take over his father's neighborhood halal slaughterhouse in New York City.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Behind The Rainbow (Episode #608)

KQED World: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

More than a decade after the inauguration of Nelson Mandela, South Africa was slated to become the host of the World Cup in 2010 - a public affirmation of its break with its violent legacy of apartheid. But while the founding Freedom Charter of the African National Congress (ANC) outlined ideals for "a better life for all," harsh inequalities still existed, from xenophobic attacks to corruption scandals and township protests. As a new decade looms, post-apartheid South Africa is at a crucial and dangerous crossroads.
With the 2009 presidential election as a backdrop, this documentary gives a previously untold account of the country's political problems, struggles, and realities. It explores the transition of the ANC from a liberation organization into South Africa's ruling party, through the evolution of the relationship between two of its most prominent veterans, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma.
Exiled under apartheid, they were once brothers in arms. Under Mandela's administration, they loyally labored to build a non-racial state. Now, they are bitter rivals. Their duel threatens to tear apart the ANC and the country, as the poor desperately seek hope in change and the elite fight for the spoils of victory. The film features key interviews with ANC current and former leaders, including Jacob Zuma, Kgalema Motlanthe, Pallo Jordan, Thabo Mbeki, and Terror Lekota. Examining previous events that the country's political decision-makers have agreed to bury for the sake of democracy, this is a behind-the-scenes look at South Africa's seemingly miraculous transformation.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 12:30 PM

A Son's Sacrifice (Episode #422)

KQED World: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Imran, a young Muslim American, struggles to take over his father's neighborhood halal slaughterhouse in New York City.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Behind The Rainbow (Episode #608)

KQED World: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 -- 5:30 AM

More than a decade after the inauguration of Nelson Mandela, South Africa was slated to become the host of the World Cup in 2010 - a public affirmation of its break with its violent legacy of apartheid. But while the founding Freedom Charter of the African National Congress (ANC) outlined ideals for "a better life for all," harsh inequalities still existed, from xenophobic attacks to corruption scandals and township protests. As a new decade looms, post-apartheid South Africa is at a crucial and dangerous crossroads.
With the 2009 presidential election as a backdrop, this documentary gives a previously untold account of the country's political problems, struggles, and realities. It explores the transition of the ANC from a liberation organization into South Africa's ruling party, through the evolution of the relationship between two of its most prominent veterans, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma.
Exiled under apartheid, they were once brothers in arms. Under Mandela's administration, they loyally labored to build a non-racial state. Now, they are bitter rivals. Their duel threatens to tear apart the ANC and the country, as the poor desperately seek hope in change and the elite fight for the spoils of victory. The film features key interviews with ANC current and former leaders, including Jacob Zuma, Kgalema Motlanthe, Pallo Jordan, Thabo Mbeki, and Terror Lekota. Examining previous events that the country's political decision-makers have agreed to bury for the sake of democracy, this is a behind-the-scenes look at South Africa's seemingly miraculous transformation.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Invoking Justice (Episode #607)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Muslim women from a small town in South India deliver justice in their own courts, posing a radical challenge to their traditional Muslim community and clergy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Greener Grass: Cuba, Baseball and the United States (Episode #119)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Since 1866, Cubans have lovingly played baseball, a game that represented independence and modernity. Both Cuba and the U.S. embraced the game, but in distinct ways. Set against the backdrop of the choppy history of U.S.-Cuban relations, this program documents how both countries have used baseball as a political tool and how the sport has operated as both bridge and barrier between the two lands.

Invoking Justice (Episode #607)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Muslim women from a small town in South India deliver justice in their own courts, posing a radical challenge to their traditional Muslim community and clergy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Greener Grass: Cuba, Baseball and the United States (Episode #119)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Since 1866, Cubans have lovingly played baseball, a game that represented independence and modernity. Both Cuba and the U.S. embraced the game, but in distinct ways. Set against the backdrop of the choppy history of U.S.-Cuban relations, this program documents how both countries have used baseball as a political tool and how the sport has operated as both bridge and barrier between the two lands.

Invoking Justice (Episode #607)

KQED World: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

Muslim women from a small town in South India deliver justice in their own courts, posing a radical challenge to their traditional Muslim community and clergy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Bolinao 52 (Episode #606)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

A group of Vietnamese survivors of a tragic boat accident struggle to find peace years after the incident took place.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

The Flute Player/50/Fifty (Episode #121)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Arn Chorn-Pond's family was slaughtered by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s, along with 90 percent of Cambodia's musicians and artists. Now living in the U.S., Arn is attempting to transcend the terrors of "Pol Pot time" by rescuing traditional Cambodian music from extinction. "The Flute Player" relates his journey back to a still-uneasy Cambodia to find surviving "master musicians" and to recover his own Cambodian identity. This episode also includes the short film "50/Fifty," a soulful requiem for a family's past. Using old home movies and hand-processed film, Jane Kim pays homage to the memory of her father, who passed away when she was young. "The Flute Player" originally aired as part of PBS' P.O.V. series.

Bolinao 52 (Episode #606)

KQED World: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

A group of Vietnamese survivors of a tragic boat accident struggle to find peace years after the incident took place.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Ninos De La Memoria (Episode #605)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

This documentary tells the story of the search for hundreds of children who disappeared during the Salvadoran Civil War. Many were survivors of massacres carried out by the US-trained Salvadoran army. Taken away from the massacre sites by soldiers, some grew up in orphanages or were adopted abroad, losing their history and identity. This film weaves together 3 separate yet intertwined journeys in the search for family, identity and justice in El Salvador, and asks the larger question: How can a post-war society right the wrongs of the past?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 2, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 2, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
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      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

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      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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