This international independent series samples the best of international documentary.
The List (#615) Duration: 56:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
An American aid worker fights to save the lives of Iraqis who helped the U.S. reconstruction effort. After leading reconstruction teams in Iraq for two years, 26-year-old Kirk Johnson returns home to discover that many of his former Iraqi colleagues are being killed, kidnapped, or forced into exile by radical militias. Frustrated by a stagnating government bureaucracy that has failed to protect these people, he begins compiling a list of Iraqi allies and helps them find refuge and a new life in America. The List traces the evolution of Kirk's campaign from a one-man crusade into a nationwide grassroots movement.
Journals of a Wily School (#614) Duration: 53:36 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
On the hot and crowded streets of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), 3000 pickpockets ply their trade every day, 300 of them circulating through police custody at any given time. This documentary takes viewers inside the world of these petty thieves and the detectives who doggedly pursue them, day in and day out. With unprecedented access, first-time director Sudeshna Bose follows a young and talented pickpocket named Azad Jalaluddin, revealing in cinema verite style the many layers of his life. The eldest of 5 children, the 22-year-old lives with his family. While his sisters go to school and his father works in the wholesale fish trade, Azad spends his days picking pockets, using drugs and binging on Bollywood films. His mystified father voices frustration over the wayward son who fancies himself a don and compares himself to the stars of the big screen.
In The Shadow of the Sun (#611) Duration: 1:26:02 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
An intimate story about two very different members of a remote islands' albino community in Tanzania, as a wave of brutal killings targeting people with albinism sweeps their country.
- KQED World: Mon, Feb 29, 2016 -- 7:00am Remind me
Invoking Justice (#607) Duration: 56:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
Muslim women from a small town in South India deliver justice in their own courts, posing a radical challenge to their traditional Muslim community and clergy.
When Hari Got Married (#603) Duration: 53:53 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
Hari, a 30-year-old taxi driver in the Indian Himalayas, is getting married to a girl he has never met but has fallen in love with over the mobile phone.
- KQED World: Mon, Mar 14, 2016 -- 7:00am Remind me
Unmistaken Child (#604) Duration: 1:25:02 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
When one of Tibet's greatest monks passes away, his shy, gifted disciple must complete a monumental task assigned by the Dalai Lama: to find the child who is the reincarnation of his master.
- KQED World: Mon, Mar 21, 2016 -- 7:00am Remind me
Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai (#612) Duration: 55:01 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai tells the story of Kenya's Green Belt Movement and follows Maathai, the movement's founder and the first environmentalist and African woman to win the Nobel Prize. Using archival footage and first-person accounts, the film documents dramatic political confrontations of 1980s and 1990s Kenya and captures Maathai's infectious determination and unwavering courage through in-depth conversations with the film's subjects.