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.
Tea Time (#2806) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Observe five Chilean women who gather monthly for a ritual that has sustained them through 60 years of personal and societal change. See how a routine of tea and pastries helped them commemorate life's joys and cope with infidelity, illness and death.
- KQED World: Thu, Jul 30, 2015 -- 6:00am
- KQED World: Thu, Jul 30, 2015 -- 12:00pm
- KQED Life: Fri, Jul 31, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
- KQED Life: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Sun, Aug 2, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 6, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
- KQED World: Mon, Sep 21, 2015 -- 7:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Mon, Sep 21, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
Steam of Life (#2407H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
From a land of long, dark winters comes "Steam of Life," a moody, comic and moving study of Finnish men, as framed by the national obsession with the sauna. There, they come together to sweat out not only the grime of contemporary life, but also their grief, hopes, joys and memories. Beautifully and hauntingly shot, the acclaimed film provides a surprising glimpse into the lives of Finnish men and a remarkable depiction of the troubled and often reticent hearts of contemporary Western men.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jul 30, 2015 -- 10:00pm
- KQED Life: Fri, Jul 31, 2015 -- 4:00am
Beats of the Antonov (#2807H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
Learn how music and dance bind a community in the war-ravaged Sudan region, where the people of the Blue Nile celebrate their survival and fight to maintain their heritage, even as bombs drop all around them.
When I Walk (#2701) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Jason DaSilva was 25 years old and a rising independent filmmaker when a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis changed everything -- and inspired him to make another film. "When I Walk" is a candid and brave chronicle of one young man's struggle to adapt to the harsh realities of M.S., while holding on to his personal and creative life. With his body growing weaker, DaSilva's spirits, and his film, get a boost from his mother's tough love and the support of Alice Cook, who becomes his wife and filmmaking partner. The result is a life-affirming documentary filled with unexpected moments of joy and humor.
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (#2702) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted in 75 years of the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.
- KQED World: Sat, Aug 15, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
Neuland (#2808) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
Meet the young migrants in a Swiss integration class, who have made long and arduous journeys for a new life. Separated from their families, they struggle to learn a new language, prepare for employment and reveal their innermost hopes and dreams.
Out in the Night (#2801) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
Examine the uphill battle of a group of African-American lesbians charged with attempted murder when they fought back after being threatened. The case reveals the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in the criminal justice system.
Sun Kissed (#2511H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
When a Navajo couple discovers their children have a disorder that makes exposure to sunlight fatal, they also learn their reservation is a hotbed for this rare genetic disease. Why? "Sun Kissed" follows Dorey and Yolanda Nez as they confront cultural taboos, tribal history and their own unconventional choices to learn the shocking truth: the consequences of the Navajos' Long Walk -- their forced relocation by the U.S. military in 1864 --are far from over.
- KQED World: Sun, Aug 23, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
Point and Shoot (#2809) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful (#2508) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
In 2005, Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme set out to document the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina and the rebuilding of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward. When he met Carolyn Parker, what began as a historical documentary morphed into a vibrant character study of the courage and resiliency of this fearless matriarch and civil rights activist. "I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful" is Demme's account of Parker's five-year crusade to rebuild her beloved neon-green house, her church, her community -- and her life.
Getting Back to Abnormal (#2704) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)
What happens when America's most joyous, dysfunctional city rebuilds itself after a disaster? New Orleans is the setting for "Getting Back to Abnormal," a film that serves up a provocative mix of race, corruption and politics to tell the story of the re-election campaign of Stacy Head, a white woman in a city council seat traditionally held by a black representative. Supported by her irrepressible African-American aide Barbara Lacen-Keller, Head polarizes the city as her candidacy threatens to diminish the power and influence of its black citizens. Featuring a cast of characters as colorful as the city itself, the film presents a New Orleans that outsiders rarely see.
The Storm Makers (#2810) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
See a chilling expose of Cambodia's human trafficking underworld; hear the stories of a peasant girl sold into slavery at 16 and two traffickers who use deception to funnel a stream of poor and illiterate people across the country's borders.
Nostalgia for the Light (#2512H) Duration: 1:26:34 STEREO TV14
Patricio Guzman's film is a meditation on memory, history and eternity. Chile's remote Atacama Desert, 10,000 feet above sea level, provides clear views of the heavens. But it also holds secrets from the past in its arid soil: human remains, from pre-Columbian mummies to the bones of political prisoners "disappeared" during the Pinochet dictatorship. In this otherworldly place, earthly and celestial quests meld: archaeologists dig for ancient civilizations, women search for their loved ones and astronomers scan the skies for new galaxies.
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 6, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
Reportero (#2513) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
"Reportero" follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media. In Mexico, more than 40 journalists have been slain or have vanished since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon came to power and launched a government offensive against the country's powerful drug cartels and organized crime. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced?
Cutie and the Boxer (#2811) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
View an Oscar-nominated reflection on love, sacrifice and the creative spirit. This candid New York tale explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed "boxing" painter Ushio Shinohara and artist Noriko Shinohara.
Don't Tell Anyone (#2812) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Meet immigrant activist Angy Rivera, the country's only advice columnist for undocumented youth. In a community where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, she steps out of the shadows to share her own parallel experiences of being undocumented and sexually abused.
Art and Craft (#2813) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
The jig is up for art forger Mark Landis, who has donated his expert copies to museums for 30 years. But stopping isn't simple. This cat-and-mouse caper uncovers the universal in one man's search for connection and respect.