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A Son's Sacrifice (Episode #422)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 1:31 PM

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

Girl, Adopted (Episode #617)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

A contemporary coming-of-age story that follows 13-year-old Weynsht from her orphanage in Ethiopia's capital city to an adoptive American family in rural Arkansas. It captures an irrepressibly adolescent Weynsht as she works to figure out who she is in the aftermath of her adoption, follows her struggle to find love among strangers in the US, and to understand what to make of this love on an unexpected return trip to Ethiopia. Her story offers a real-time, child's-eye view of being adopted across race and culture. Without taking a pro- or anti-adoption position, it acknowledges the complexity involved in this increasingly common experience. The film revolves around the central question: what is it like to get everything you need but to lose everything you know?

A Son's Sacrifice (Episode #422)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

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

Girl, Adopted (Episode #617)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

A contemporary coming-of-age story that follows 13-year-old Weynsht from her orphanage in Ethiopia's capital city to an adoptive American family in rural Arkansas. It captures an irrepressibly adolescent Weynsht as she works to figure out who she is in the aftermath of her adoption, follows her struggle to find love among strangers in the US, and to understand what to make of this love on an unexpected return trip to Ethiopia. Her story offers a real-time, child's-eye view of being adopted across race and culture. Without taking a pro- or anti-adoption position, it acknowledges the complexity involved in this increasingly common experience. The film revolves around the central question: what is it like to get everything you need but to lose everything you know?

A Son's Sacrifice (Episode #422)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

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

Girl, Adopted (Episode #618)

KQED World: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

Girl, Adopted is a contemporary coming-of-age story that follows 13-year-old Weynsht from her orphanage in Ethiopia's capital city to an adoptive American family in rural Arkansas. The film captures an irrepressibly adolescent Weynsht as she works to figure out who she is in the aftermath of her adoption. The film follows her struggle to find love among strangers in the U.S. and to understand what to make of this love on an unexpected return trip to Ethiopia. Weynsht's story offers a real-time, child's-eye view of being adopted across race and culture. Without taking a pro- or anti-adoption position, it acknowledges the complexity involved in this increasingly common experience. The film revolves around the central question: what is it like to get everything you need but to lose everything you know?

A Son's Sacrifice (Episode #422)

KQED World: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

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

A Village Called Versailles (Episode #613)

KQED World: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

The incredible story of this little-known, tight-knit community in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. When the storm devastated New Orleans in August 2005, Versailles residents rebuilt their neighborhood faster than any other damaged neighborhood in the city, only to find themselves threatened by a new toxic landfill slated to open just two miles away. Forced out of Vietnam by the war 30 years ago, many residents felt their homes were being taken away from them once again.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Rent-a-Family, Inc. (Episode #616)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

On the surface, Ryuichi looks like an ordinary, 44-year-old Japanese family man. He has a wife and two sons, and a good job in the customer service department at a toy factory. Yet unbeknownst to most - including his own family - he moonlights running his own business providing family members, friends, and even spouses for hire. Ryuichi and his employees are professional stand-ins, part of a growing service industry in Japan that rents out fake spouses, best men, relatives, friends, colleagues, boyfriends and girlfriends, all to spare their clients embarrassment at social functions such as weddings, funerals, or other family gatherings.

A Story of People In War and Peace (Episode #325)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Historians consider the Karabagh War (1989-1994) one of the first signs of the Soviet Union's collapse. Journalist and former POW, Vardan Hovhannisyan lived alongside the soldiers, doctors and villagers caught in the conflict and captured their immediate thoughts and last words to their families. Twelve years later, Vardan returns to Karabagh to try and find answers to the war and lessons for peace.

Rent-a-Family, Inc. (Episode #616)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

On the surface, Ryuichi looks like an ordinary, 44-year-old Japanese family man. He has a wife and two sons, and a good job in the customer service department at a toy factory. Yet unbeknownst to most - including his own family - he moonlights running his own business providing family members, friends, and even spouses for hire. Ryuichi and his employees are professional stand-ins, part of a growing service industry in Japan that rents out fake spouses, best men, relatives, friends, colleagues, boyfriends and girlfriends, all to spare their clients embarrassment at social functions such as weddings, funerals, or other family gatherings.

A Story of People In War and Peace (Episode #325)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Historians consider the Karabagh War (1989-1994) one of the first signs of the Soviet Union's collapse. Journalist and former POW, Vardan Hovhannisyan lived alongside the soldiers, doctors and villagers caught in the conflict and captured their immediate thoughts and last words to their families. Twelve years later, Vardan returns to Karabagh to try and find answers to the war and lessons for peace.

Rent-a-Family, Inc. (Episode #616)

KQED World: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

On the surface, Ryuichi looks like an ordinary, 44-year-old Japanese family man. He has a wife and two sons, and a good job in the customer service department at a toy factory. Yet unbeknownst to most - including his own family - he moonlights running his own business providing family members, friends, and even spouses for hire. Ryuichi and his employees are professional stand-ins, part of a growing service industry in Japan that rents out fake spouses, best men, relatives, friends, colleagues, boyfriends and girlfriends, all to spare their clients embarrassment at social functions such as weddings, funerals, or other family gatherings.

Where Heaven Meets Hell (Episode #601)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Four sulfur miners working at an active volcano in Indonesia search for meaning in their daily struggles and triumphs. This intimate portrait chronicles their attempts to escape the social ills that haunt their community.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

The Last Tightrope Dancer In Armenia (Episode #324)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Zhora (76 years old) and Knyaz (77 years old) were once the most celebrated masters of tightrope dancing in Armenia. Today, they are the only surviving performers who can keep this ancient art alive against the current of contemporary society. Having been bitter rivals throughout their lives, a common objective has finally brought them together: to train the only student of tightrope dancing left in the country. Hovsep, a 16-year-old orphan boy, has to decide whether or not to accept the role of the last tightrope dancer in Armenia, in a society that has abandoned both him and the art of tightrope dancing.

Where Heaven Meets Hell (Episode #601)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Four sulfur miners working at an active volcano in Indonesia search for meaning in their daily struggles and triumphs. This intimate portrait chronicles their attempts to escape the social ills that haunt their community.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

The Last Tightrope Dancer In Armenia (Episode #324)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Zhora (76 years old) and Knyaz (77 years old) were once the most celebrated masters of tightrope dancing in Armenia. Today, they are the only surviving performers who can keep this ancient art alive against the current of contemporary society. Having been bitter rivals throughout their lives, a common objective has finally brought them together: to train the only student of tightrope dancing left in the country. Hovsep, a 16-year-old orphan boy, has to decide whether or not to accept the role of the last tightrope dancer in Armenia, in a society that has abandoned both him and the art of tightrope dancing.

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai (Episode #612)

KQED World: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai tells the story of Kenya's Green Belt Movement and follows Maathai, the movement's founder and the first environmentalist and African woman to win the Nobel Prize. Using archival footage and first-person accounts, the film documents dramatic political confrontations of 1980s and 1990s Kenya and captures Maathai's infectious determination and unwavering courage through in-depth conversations with the film's subjects.

A Son's Sacrifice (Episode #422)

KQED World: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

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

Maquilapolis (Episode #320)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Women workers in Tijuana's assembly factories tell their stories as they work to carve out lives of agency in a new and complicated century, revealing the transformation of a city and its people by globalization.

A Son's Sacrifice (Episode #422)

KQED World: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

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

The List (Episode #615)

KQED World: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

An American aid worker fights to save the lives of Iraqis who helped the U.S. reconstruction effort. After leading reconstruction teams in Iraq for two years, 26-year-old Kirk Johnson returns home to discover that many of his former Iraqi colleagues are being killed, kidnapped, or forced into exile by radical militias. Frustrated by a stagnating government bureaucracy that has failed to protect these people, he begins compiling a list of Iraqi allies and helps them find refuge and a new life in America. The List traces the evolution of Kirk's campaign from a one-man crusade into a nationwide grassroots movement.

A Son's Sacrifice (Episode #422)

KQED World: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 7:30 AM

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

The List (Episode #615)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

An American aid worker fights to save the lives of Iraqis who helped the U.S. reconstruction effort. After leading reconstruction teams in Iraq for two years, 26-year-old Kirk Johnson returns home to discover that many of his former Iraqi colleagues are being killed, kidnapped, or forced into exile by radical militias. Frustrated by a stagnating government bureaucracy that has failed to protect these people, he begins compiling a list of Iraqi allies and helps them find refuge and a new life in America. The List traces the evolution of Kirk's campaign from a one-man crusade into a nationwide grassroots movement.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Maquilapolis (Episode #320)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Women workers in Tijuana's assembly factories tell their stories as they work to carve out lives of agency in a new and complicated century, revealing the transformation of a city and its people by globalization.

The List (Episode #615)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

An American aid worker fights to save the lives of Iraqis who helped the U.S. reconstruction effort. After leading reconstruction teams in Iraq for two years, 26-year-old Kirk Johnson returns home to discover that many of his former Iraqi colleagues are being killed, kidnapped, or forced into exile by radical militias. Frustrated by a stagnating government bureaucracy that has failed to protect these people, he begins compiling a list of Iraqi allies and helps them find refuge and a new life in America. The List traces the evolution of Kirk's campaign from a one-man crusade into a nationwide grassroots movement.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Maquilapolis (Episode #320)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Women workers in Tijuana's assembly factories tell their stories as they work to carve out lives of agency in a new and complicated century, revealing the transformation of a city and its people by globalization.

The List (Episode #615)

KQED World: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

An American aid worker fights to save the lives of Iraqis who helped the U.S. reconstruction effort. After leading reconstruction teams in Iraq for two years, 26-year-old Kirk Johnson returns home to discover that many of his former Iraqi colleagues are being killed, kidnapped, or forced into exile by radical militias. Frustrated by a stagnating government bureaucracy that has failed to protect these people, he begins compiling a list of Iraqi allies and helps them find refuge and a new life in America. The List traces the evolution of Kirk's campaign from a one-man crusade into a nationwide grassroots movement.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Maid In America (Episode #319)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Hispanic Heritage Month Programming (check local listings) Housekeeper. Nanny. Maid. Surrogate mother. Such are the many roles of las domesticas - undocumented workers who came to America in search of a better life and found themselves scrubbing toilets and setting tables, working long hours for little pay in private homes.

Journals of a Wily School (Episode #614)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 2, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

On the hot and crowded streets of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), 3000 pickpockets ply their trade every day, 300 of them circulating through police custody at any given time. This documentary takes viewers inside the world of these petty thieves and the detectives who doggedly pursue them, day in and day out. With unprecedented access, first-time director Sudeshna Bose follows a young and talented pickpocket named Azad Jalaluddin, revealing in cinema verite style the many layers of his life. The eldest of 5 children, the 22-year-old lives with his family. While his sisters go to school and his father works in the wholesale fish trade, Azad spends his days picking pockets, using drugs and binging on Bollywood films. His mystified father voices frustration over the wayward son who fancies himself a don and compares himself to the stars of the big screen.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Maid In America (Episode #319)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 2, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Hispanic Heritage Month Programming (check local listings) Housekeeper. Nanny. Maid. Surrogate mother. Such are the many roles of las domesticas - undocumented workers who came to America in search of a better life and found themselves scrubbing toilets and setting tables, working long hours for little pay in private homes.

Journals of a Wily School (Episode #614)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 2, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

On the hot and crowded streets of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), 3000 pickpockets ply their trade every day, 300 of them circulating through police custody at any given time. This documentary takes viewers inside the world of these petty thieves and the detectives who doggedly pursue them, day in and day out. With unprecedented access, first-time director Sudeshna Bose follows a young and talented pickpocket named Azad Jalaluddin, revealing in cinema verite style the many layers of his life. The eldest of 5 children, the 22-year-old lives with his family. While his sisters go to school and his father works in the wholesale fish trade, Azad spends his days picking pockets, using drugs and binging on Bollywood films. His mystified father voices frustration over the wayward son who fancies himself a don and compares himself to the stars of the big screen.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Maid In America (Episode #319)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 2, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Hispanic Heritage Month Programming (check local listings) Housekeeper. Nanny. Maid. Surrogate mother. Such are the many roles of las domesticas - undocumented workers who came to America in search of a better life and found themselves scrubbing toilets and setting tables, working long hours for little pay in private homes.

Journals of a Wily School (Episode #614)

KQED World: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

On the hot and crowded streets of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), 3000 pickpockets ply their trade every day, 300 of them circulating through police custody at any given time. This documentary takes viewers inside the world of these petty thieves and the detectives who doggedly pursue them, day in and day out. With unprecedented access, first-time director Sudeshna Bose follows a young and talented pickpocket named Azad Jalaluddin, revealing in cinema verite style the many layers of his life. The eldest of 5 children, the 22-year-old lives with his family. While his sisters go to school and his father works in the wholesale fish trade, Azad spends his days picking pockets, using drugs and binging on Bollywood films. His mystified father voices frustration over the wayward son who fancies himself a don and compares himself to the stars of the big screen.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
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