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Journals of a Wily School (Episode #614)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 30, 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, Dec 31, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 31, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Street Ballad: A Jakarta Story (Episode #521)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 30, 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.

Journals of a Wily School (Episode #614)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 30, 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, Dec 31, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 31, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Street Ballad: A Jakarta Story (Episode #521)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 30, 2013 -- 12:00 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.

A Village Called Versailles (Episode #613)

KQED World: Wed, Dec 25, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

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.

The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories (Episode #413)

KQED World: Wed, Dec 25, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

A small town and its hopeful citizens are about to embark on a bright new journey. Massive rusty cranes, foreign investors, and the joyful chants of cheerleaders carry the dream of a great nuclear future. Disturbed only by gigantic stinging mosquitoes, the townsfolk celebrate the atomic hurray by engraving the nuclear power plant logo on buildings and soup bowls. Amidst the apparent atomic prosperity, lies a past that no one wants to remember. An island holding terrifying secrets. Stories of shocking and horrible crimes loom on the city just like the dark clouds of mosquitoes descending on its citizens.

A Village Called Versailles (Episode #613)

KQED World: Wed, Dec 25, 2013 -- 7:00 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.

The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories (Episode #413)

KQED World: Wed, Dec 25, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

A small town and its hopeful citizens are about to embark on a bright new journey. Massive rusty cranes, foreign investors, and the joyful chants of cheerleaders carry the dream of a great nuclear future. Disturbed only by gigantic stinging mosquitoes, the townsfolk celebrate the atomic hurray by engraving the nuclear power plant logo on buildings and soup bowls. Amidst the apparent atomic prosperity, lies a past that no one wants to remember. An island holding terrifying secrets. Stories of shocking and horrible crimes loom on the city just like the dark clouds of mosquitoes descending on its citizens.

A Village Called Versailles (Episode #613)

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

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, Dec 24, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 24, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories (Episode #413)

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

A small town and its hopeful citizens are about to embark on a bright new journey. Massive rusty cranes, foreign investors, and the joyful chants of cheerleaders carry the dream of a great nuclear future. Disturbed only by gigantic stinging mosquitoes, the townsfolk celebrate the atomic hurray by engraving the nuclear power plant logo on buildings and soup bowls. Amidst the apparent atomic prosperity, lies a past that no one wants to remember. An island holding terrifying secrets. Stories of shocking and horrible crimes loom on the city just like the dark clouds of mosquitoes descending on its citizens.

A Village Called Versailles (Episode #613)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 23, 2013 -- 7:00 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, Dec 24, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 24, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories (Episode #413)

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

A small town and its hopeful citizens are about to embark on a bright new journey. Massive rusty cranes, foreign investors, and the joyful chants of cheerleaders carry the dream of a great nuclear future. Disturbed only by gigantic stinging mosquitoes, the townsfolk celebrate the atomic hurray by engraving the nuclear power plant logo on buildings and soup bowls. Amidst the apparent atomic prosperity, lies a past that no one wants to remember. An island holding terrifying secrets. Stories of shocking and horrible crimes loom on the city just like the dark clouds of mosquitoes descending on its citizens.

A Village Called Versailles (Episode #613)

KQED World: Sun, Dec 22, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

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, Dec 24, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 24, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

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

KQED World: Wed, Dec 18, 2013 -- 1:00 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.

Land Rush (Episode #526)

KQED World: Wed, Dec 18, 2013 -- 8:00 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?

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

KQED World: Wed, Dec 18, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Land Rush (Episode #526)

KQED World: Wed, Dec 18, 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?

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

KQED World: Mon, Dec 16, 2013 -- 1:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 17, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 17, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Land Rush (Episode #526)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 16, 2013 -- 8:00 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?

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

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

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 17, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 17, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Land Rush (Episode #526)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 16, 2013 -- 12:00 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?

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

KQED World: Sun, Dec 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 17, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 17, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

In The Shadow of the Sun (Episode #611)

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

An intimate story about two very different members of a remote islands' albino community in Tanzania, as a wave of brutal killings targeting people with albinism sweeps their country.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 9, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

A Son's Sacrifice (Episode #422)

KQED World: Wed, Dec 4, 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, Dec 8, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 4, 2013 -- 12:30 PM

Blessed Is The Match (Episode #610)

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

The first documentary feature about Hannah Senesh, a World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc. Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured, and ultimately executed by the Nazis.

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