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Fallen City (Episode #2706H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

In today's go-go China, an old city completely destroyed by a devastating earthquake can be rebuilt - boasting new and improved civic amenities - in an astoundingly quick two years. But, as this film reveals, the journey from the ruined old city of Bichuan to the new Bichuan nearby is long and heartbreaking for the survivors. Three families struggle with loss - most strikingly the loss of children and grandchildren - and feelings of loneliness, fear and dislocation that no amount of propaganda can disguise. First-time director Zhao Qi offers an intimate look at a country torn between tradition and modernity.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Getting Back to Abnormal (Episode #2704)

KQED World: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 -- 4:00 PM

What happens when America's most joyous, dysfunctional city rebuilds itself after a disaster? New Orleans is the setting for "Getting Back to Abnormal," a film that serves up a provocative mix of race, corruption and politics to tell the story of the re-election campaign of Stacy Head, a white woman in a city council seat traditionally held by a black representative. Supported by her irrepressible African-American aide Barbara Lacen-Keller, Head polarizes the city as her candidacy threatens to diminish the power and influence of its black citizens. Featuring a cast of characters as colorful as the city itself, the film presents a New Orleans that outsiders rarely see.

Dance for Me (Episode #2705)

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 21, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Professional ballroom dancing is very big in little Denmark. Since success in this intensely competitive art depends on finding the right partner, aspiring Danish dancers often look beyond their borders to find their matches. In "Dance for Me," 15-year-old Russian performer Egor leaves home and family to team up with 14-year-old Mie, one of Denmark's most promising young dancers. Strikingly different, Egor and Mie bond over their passion for Latin dance -- and for winning. As they head to the championships, so much is at stake: emotional bonds, career and the future. This film is a poetic coming-of-age story, with a global twist and thrilling dance moves.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 24, 2014 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 24, 2014 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 23, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 22, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 22, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

My Way to Olympia (Episode #2703H)

KQED World: Sat, Jul 19, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Who better to cover the Paralympics, the international sporting event for athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities, than Niko von Glasow, the world's best-known disabled filmmaker? Unfortunately -- or fortunately for anyone seeking an insightful and funny documentary -- this filmmaker frankly hates sports and thinks the games are "a stupid idea." Born with severely shortened arms, von Glasow serves as an endearing guide to London's Paralympics competition in "My Way to Olympia." As he meets a one-handed Norwegian table tennis player, the Rwandan sitting volleyball team, an American archer without arms and a Greek paraplegic boccia player, his own stereotypes about disability and sports get punctured.

Getting Back to Abnormal (Episode #2704)

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 14, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

What happens when America's most joyous, dysfunctional city rebuilds itself after a disaster? New Orleans is the setting for "Getting Back to Abnormal," a film that serves up a provocative mix of race, corruption and politics to tell the story of the re-election campaign of Stacy Head, a white woman in a city council seat traditionally held by a black representative. Supported by her irrepressible African-American aide Barbara Lacen-Keller, Head polarizes the city as her candidacy threatens to diminish the power and influence of its black citizens. Featuring a cast of characters as colorful as the city itself, the film presents a New Orleans that outsiders rarely see.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 17, 2014 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 17, 2014 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 16, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 15, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 15, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

My Way to Olympia (Episode #2703H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 7, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Who better to cover the Paralympics, the international sporting event for athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities, than Niko von Glasow, the world's best-known disabled filmmaker? Unfortunately -- or fortunately for anyone seeking an insightful and funny documentary -- this filmmaker frankly hates sports and thinks the games are "a stupid idea." Born with severely shortened arms, von Glasow serves as an endearing guide to London's Paralympics competition in "My Way to Olympia." As he meets a one-handed Norwegian table tennis player, the Rwandan sitting volleyball team, an American archer without arms and a Greek paraplegic boccia player, his own stereotypes about disability and sports get punctured.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 10, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 10, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 9, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (Episode #2702)

KQED World: Sat, Jul 5, 2014 -- 3:30 PM

Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted in 75 years of the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.

Ping Pong (Episode #2609)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 3, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Call this old age, extreme edition: Eight players with 703 years among them compete in the Over 80 World Table Tennis Championships in China's Inner Mongolia. British players Terry, 81, who has been given a week to live, and Les, 91, a weightlifter and poet, are going for the gold. Inge, 89, from Germany, has used table tennis to paddle her way out of dementia. And Texan Lisa, 85, is playing for the first time. "Ping Pong" is a wonderfully unusual story of hope, regret, friendship, ambition, love - and sheer human tenacity in the face of aging and mortality. By Hugh Hartford and Anson Hartford.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 4, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (Episode #2702)

KQED 9: Tue, Jul 1, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted in 75 years of the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 3, 2014 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 3, 2014 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 2, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 1, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
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