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Out Run (Episode #114)

KQED World: Sun, May 28, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

As leader of the world's only LGBT political party, Bemz Benedito dreams of being the first transgender woman in the Philippine Congress. But in a predominantly Catholic nation, rallying for LGBT representation in the halls of Congress is not an easy feat. Bemz and her eclectic team of queer political warriors must rethink traditional campaign strategies to amass support from unlikely places. Taking their equality campaign to small-town hair salons and regional beauty pageants, the activists mobilize working-class trans hairdressers and beauty queens to join the fight against their main political opponent, a homophobic evangelical preacher, and prove to the Filipino electorate that it's time to take the rights of LGBT people seriously. But as outsiders trying to get inside the system, will they have to compromise their political ideals in order to win? Culminating on election day, OUT RUN provides a unique look into the challenges LGBT people face as they transition into the mainstream and fight for dignity, legitimacy, and acceptance across the globe.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, May 31, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, May 31, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 29, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 29, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 28, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

One Child (Episode #113)

KQED World: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

The 2008 Sichuan earthquake, China's deadliest disaster in three decades, killed 90,000 people, including more than 5,000 children. Losing a child is an immeasurable tragedy for parents anywhere, but in China the effect is compounded by the one-child policy. This means that if you lose your child, you're often losing your one and only child - and with it the totality of your life's emotional investment. In response to the earthquake, China's government made an exception for those who lost their only child to conceive another. One Child follows the journey of these three families as they try to restore a sense of normalcy and struggle to move past the loss of their children.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, May 27, 2017 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, May 24, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, May 24, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

Finding Samuel Lowe (Episode #112)

KQED World: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Retired NBC Universal executive Paula Williams Madison and her brothers, Elrick and Howard Williams, were raised in Harlem by their Chinese Jamaican mother, Nell Vera Lowe. Nell encouraged them to realize the rags-to-riches American dream, resulting in their growth from welfare recipients to wealthy entrepreneurs. In order to fulfill a promise to their mother to connect to her estranged father's people, they embark on a journey to uncover their ancestral roots. The three travel to the Toronto Hakka Chinese Conference where they connect to members of the Chinese Jamaican community. As the mystery of their grandfather's life unfolds, the trio travels to Jamaica, learning that their grandfather had a life there similar to their own, starting with humble beginnings in Mocho, Clarendon Parish, and ending with successful business ownership in the affluent St. Ann's Bay. But in 1933, he left Jamaica, returning to China for good. Taking family tree research to an epic proportion, the siblings and 16 of their family members travel to two Chinese cities, ShenZhen and GuangZhou. Together, they visit their family's ancestral village, finding documented lineage that dates their family back 3,000 years to 1006 BC. The trip culminates in an emotional and unforgettable family reunion with 300 of their grandfather's Chinese descendants.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor (Episode #101)

KQED World: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

In 1975 the murderous regime of Cambodia's Pol Pot forced Dr. Haing S. Ngor and thousands of others into labor camps. Dr. Ngor escaped after years of torture and eventually recreated his experiences for the theatrical film, The Killing Fields, a role that won him an Oscar. This is the story of Haing Ngor: one of the most recognized survivors of the Cambodian genocide and a man who became a worldwide ambassador for justice in his homeland, only to be murdered in a Los Angeles Chinatown alley. With a fascinating blend of animation and rare archival material -- anchored by Ngor's powerful autobiography -- the years of tyrannical rule by the Khmer Rouge are explored with a transcontinental journey of loss and reconciliation.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
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