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.
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.
- KQED World: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 -- 5:00am
- KQED World: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 -- 11:00am
Seven Songs for a Long Life (#2913H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
Visit Strathcarron, a Scottish hospice center where patients face pain, uncertainty and the possibility of life's end with song and humor. Hear tunes belted out by patients and caregivers alike between reflections on life, love and mortality.
15 to Life: Kenneth's Story (#2707H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well? The United States is the only country in the world that routinely condemns children to die in prison. This is the story of one of those children, now a young man, seeking a second chance in Florida. At age 15, Kenneth Young received four consecutive life sentences for a series of armed robberies. Imprisoned for more than a decade, he believed he would die behind bars. Now a US Supreme Court decision could set him free. This film follows Young's struggle for redemption, revealing a justice system with thousands of young people serving sentences intended for society's most dangerous criminals.
- KQED World: Sun, Feb 26, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me