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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
El Velador (The Night Watchman) (#2509) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Award-winning director Natalia Almada ("Al Otro Lado," POV, 2005; "El General," POV, 2009) returns with a mesmerizing new film. From dusk to dawn, "El Velador (The Night Watchman)" accompanies Martin, a guard who watches over the extravagant mausoleums of some of Mexico's most notorious drug lords. In the labyrinth of the cemetery, this film about violence without violence reminds us that, amid the turmoil of a drug war that has claimed more than 50,000 lives, ordinary existence persists in Mexico and quietly defies the dead.
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.
- KQED 9: Fri, Sep 25, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
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Girl Model (#2514H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG
This film strips away the facade of the modeling industry by following two people whose lives intersect because of it. Ashley is a deeply conflicted American model scout, and 13-year-old Nadya, plucked from a remote Siberian village and promised a lucrative career in Japan, is her latest discovery. As the young girl searches for glamour and an escape from poverty, she confronts the harsh realities of a culture that worships youth -- and an industry that makes perpetual childhood a globally traded commodity. "Girl Model" will be accompanied by two StoryCorps animated shorts: "To R.P. Salazar, with Love" and "Sundays at Rocco's."
Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (#2814) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
- KQED 9: Fri, Oct 2, 2015 -- 10:21pm Remind me
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Listening Is An Act of Love: A Storycorps Special (#2614H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
This first-ever animated special from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. It features six stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project, where everyday people sit down together to share memories and tackle life's important questions. Framing these intimate conversations from across the country is an interview between StoryCorps founder Dave Isay and his inquisitive 9-year-old nephew, Benji, animated in the inimitable visual style of The Rauch Brothers.