Filmmaker Q&A: Judge and General
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This series presents an array of groundbreaking and distinctive perspectives on contemporary life as chronicled by some of America' s and Europe's most visionary non-fiction filmmakers.
P.O.V. Previous Broadcasts
Inheritance (Episode #2115)
KQED World: Tue, Jan 10, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
The story of Monika Hertwig, the daughter of Nazi mass murderer Amon Goeth. Hertwig has spent her life in the shadow of her father's sins, trying to come to terms with her "inheritance." She seeks out Helen Jonas, who was enslaved by Goeth and who is one of the few living eyewitnesses to his unspeakable brutality. The women's raw, emotional meeting unearths terrible truths and lingering questions about how the actions of parents can continue to ripple through the next generations.
Critical Condition (Episode #2111)
KQED World: Sat, Jan 14, 2012 -- 3:00 PM
What happens if you fall sick and are one of 47 million people in America without health insurance? Critical Condition by Roger Weisberg puts a human face on the nation's growing health care crisis by capturing the harrowing struggles of four critically ill Americans who discover that being uninsured can cost them their jobs, health, home, savings, even their lives. Filmed in verite style, this program offers a moving and invaluable expose at a time when the nation is debating how to extend health insurance to all Americans.
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) (Episode #2205)
KQED World: Wed, Jan 11, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
Filmed over 23 years, this is a unique collaboration with the film's subject and co-director, Thavisouk ("Thavi") Phrasavath. After the US government waged a secret war in Laos during the Vietnam War, Thavi's father and thousands of other Laotians who had fought alongside American forces were abandoned and left to face imprisonment or execution. Hoping to find safety, Thavi's family made a harrowing escape to America, where they discovered a different kind of war. Weaving ancient prophecy with personal testimony and stunning imagery, this is a story of survival and the resilient bonds of family.