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War Don Don (Episode #603)

KQED World: Tue, Jan 28, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

In the heart of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, United Nations soldiers guard a heavily fortified building known as the 'special court." Inside, Issa Sesay awaits his trial. Prosecutors say Sesay is a war criminal, guilty of heinous crimes against humanity. His defenders say he is a reluctant fighter who protected civilians and played a crucial role in bringing peace to Sierra Leone. With unprecedented access to prosecutors, defense attorneys, victims, and, from behind bars, Sesay himself, WAR DON DON puts international justice on trial for the world to see, finding that in some cases the past is not just painful, it is also opaque.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Jan 28, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Upaj: Improvise (Episode #602H)

KQED World: Tue, Jan 21, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

68-year-old artist Das exemplifies the elegance and mathematical precision of kathak, a classical dance of North India. Jason, a 32-year-old African-American tap dancer, hails from the freestyle, street-wise American tradition of contemporary tap. The two join forces and an unlikely friendship develops that bridges continents, generations, cultures and communities.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 27, 2014 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jan 21, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Doin' It in the Park: Pick Up Basketball-Nyc (Episode #601)

KQED World: Tue, Jan 14, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

An exploration of the history, culture, and social impact of New York's summer b-ball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide "Mecca" of the sport. In New York City, pick-up basketball is not just a sport. It is a way of life. There are 700+ outdoor courts, and an estimated 500,000 players, the most loyal of which approach the game as a religion, and the playground as their church. Co-directors Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau visited 180 courts throughout NYC's five boroughs to create their debut documentary. They traveled to a majority of the locations by bicycle, carrying camera equipment and a ball in their backpacks. The film's title refers as much to the subject matter as it does to the method of filmmaking, providing an unprecedented perspective on urban America's most popular, and accessible, free recreation.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 20, 2014 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jan 14, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Calypso Rose: The Lioness of the Jungle (Episode #404)

KQED Life: Sun, Jan 12, 2014 -- 9:00 PM

Calypso Rose, the ambassador of Caribbean music, is a living legend, a charismatic character and the uncontested diva of calypso. Cameras follow Rose from Paris to her native Tobago, then to New York where she lives, and back to her ancestral homeland, Africa. Each place reveals another face and facet of the complex woman behind the public persona.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jan 13, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
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