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Unbroken Glass (Episode #506)

KQED World: Wed, May 17, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

When he was six-years-old, Dinesh Sabu's parents died. Raised by his siblings, he had little idea who his parents were or where he came from. Now as an adult with a burning curiosity, Dinesh sets out on a journey across the United States and India to piece together their story. Uncovering a silenced family history of mental illness, Dinesh confronts the legacy of having a schizophrenic mother who died by suicide, the reality of growing up an orphaned immigrant, and the trauma of these events. Can he reconcile these truths all while living in the specter of mental illness?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, May 17, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Good Luck Soup (Episode #505)

KQED World: Wed, May 10, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

For 29-year-old filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi, growing up half-Japanese American in an Irish-Catholic neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio, was a difficult experience. His inability to blend in with the predominantly White population of his surroundings translated into his own personal struggles with race, and in Good Luck Soup we join Matthew on a journey to discover how Japanese heritage influenced the lives of his Japanese American family members; before, during and after World War II.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, May 10, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Cambodian Son (Episode #320)

KQED World: Wed, May 3, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Born in a refugee camp in Cambodia, poet Kosal Khiev was lucky to escape the wartorn country before he was two years old. Granted asylum, Khiev grew up in the U.S. with his mother and siblings. By the age of 16, he was convicted of attempted murder and spent the next 14 years in jail-including 18 months of solitary confinement in the New Folsom State Prison in California. Fatefully, during his time in solitary Khiev experienced a breakthrough that forged his path to freedom. In jail, he found writing and spoken-word mentors and upon release became a student/participant in the inaugural class of "The Actors' Gang" led by Artistic Director and Founder Tim Robbins. As a refugee with no permanent resident status in the U.S., however, Khiev was deported to Cambodia, a country he's never known. "How do you survive when you belong nowhere?" The documentary follows a year in the life of Khiev, while he navigates his new fame as Phnom Penh's premiere poet and receives the most important invitation of his career-to represent the Kingdom of Cambodia at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Later he visits France for the first time where his life comes full circle and he faces a past he never dreamed of.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, May 3, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
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