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Lost Sparrow (Episode #1205)

KQED World: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Some questions are never answered. Some answers are hard to take. Three decades ago, two Crow Indian brothers ran away from home and no one knew why. Their sudden and mysterious deaths sent shockwaves through a tiny upstate New York community. Lost Sparrow is their adoptive brother's journey to bring Bobby and Tyler home and confront a painful truth that shattered his family.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

Reel Injun (Episode #1203H)

KQED 9: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes an entertaining, insightful, and often humorous look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a century of cinema and examining the ways that the myth of "the Injun" has influenced the world's understanding-and misunderstanding-of Natives. Narrated by Diamond with infectious enthusiasm and good humor, this film is a loving look at cinema through the eyes of the people who appeared in its very first flickering images and have survived to tell their stories their own way.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream (Episode #1401H)

KQED 9: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

If income inequality were a sport, the residents of 740 Park Avenue in Manhattan would all be medalists. This address boasts the highest number of billionaires of any apartment building in the United States, many of whom actively lobby and finance political campaigns to lower taxes on the wealthy. Less than four miles away Park Avenue runs through New York's 16th Congressional District in the South Bronx, which has the highest poverty rate in the U.S. Minutes away from one another as the crow flies these New Yorker's face dramatically different economic realities.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 13, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 13, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

Solar Mamas (Episode #1404H)

KQED 9: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

Welcome to India's Barefoot College, founded by Bunker Roy to provide rural women living in poverty with an education that empowers them to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. Rafea -- a 30-year-old Jordanian mother of four -- is traveling outside of her village for the first time to attend Barefoot's solar engineering program. Once there, she will join women like her from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Colombia to learn concrete skills to change their communities.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 7, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 6, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 6, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

We Still Live Here - As Nutayunean (Episode #1305H)

KQED World: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts ensured the survival of the first English settlers in America, and lived to regret it. This documentary tells the story of the return of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no native speakers has been revived in this country. Spurred on by an indomitable linguist named Jessie Little Doe, the Wampanoag are bringing their language and their culture back. Linguist Noam Chomsky discusses the importance of Jessie Little Doe's work at MIT with some of the finest linguists in the world.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
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