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Kivalina (Episode #423)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 14, 2018 -- 5:00 PM

At the edge of the world, the Inupiaq people are fighting for survival. Kivalina documents life on this namesake island that teeters on the edge of the North Pacific. Once a nomadic people, the Inupiaq were relocated to Kivalina, Alaska, by the US government more than a century ago. Today, the community struggles to maintain itself in the face of forces largely beyond its control. Climate change threatens to drown the village under rising ocean levels. The neglect of a government thousands of miles away delays repairs to the crumbling sea wall that routinely fails to protect the island from the flooding caused by ever more frequent storms. And, as the melting ice opens up the north to resource extraction and tanker traffic, an oil spill would wipe out the whales and with it the community. The everyday lives of the Inupiaq people carry on under the weight of these impending disasters. Director Gina Abatemarco and her crew document traditional hunting and food preparation, coexisting with the frustrations of teenage boredom and bureaucratic intransigence. Kivalina shows the consequences of colonialism, economic exploitation, and bureaucratic neglect for this community while foregrounding the voices of the people themselves. Intimate and unflinching, the film shows the cultural as well as the environmental consequences of climate change.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 19, 2018 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 19, 2018 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 18, 2018 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 18, 2018 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 18, 2018 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 -- 5:00 AM

Children of the Arctic (Episode #410)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 7, 2018 -- 5:00 PM

Children of the Arctic is a year-in-the-life portrait of Native Alaskan teenagers coming of age in Barrow, Alaska - the northern-most community of the United States. For these teenagers growing up has become a little more complicated than it was for their ancestors who originally named this place "Ukpiagvik" ("where we hunt snowy owls"). They are the twenty-first century descendants of a culture that has endured for millennia on this isolated, but rapidly changing tundra. The harvest of the agvik (bowhead whale) remains the heart of their culture - in the fall, motor boats and modern methods are used, whereas, in the spring, whaling crews use the umiaq (a seal-skin boat made by hand) and ancient traditional methods.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 12, 2018 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 12, 2018 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 11, 2018 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 11, 2018 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 8, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 8, 2018 -- 5:00 AM

Divide In Concord (Episode #407)

KQED World: Wed, Aug 1, 2018 -- 5:00 AM

The year was 1775 in Concord, Massachusetts when colonists fired the infamous 'shot heard round the world' that began the American Revolution. One hundred years later, the work of local resident Henry David Thoreau began the environmental movement. And now, the spirit of revolution has returned to town. Jean Hill, a fiery 84-year-old widow and mother of four, wants to ban the sale of bottled water from Concord. Her path begins when her grandson tells her about the disastrous environmental effects of the empty plastic bottles Jean presents a bylaw to ban the sale of single-serve plastic bottles at the 2010 and 2011 Town Meetings. After losing by seven votes in 2011, she vows to continue the crusade with neighbor and Harvard Law Grad, Jill Appel. If enacted, the law would be the first of its kind in the world. But all are not in agreement with the ban. Merchants are wary of the bylaw. Philanthropist, mother, model and celebrity publicist Adriana Cohen takes the fight to the spotlight, calling the ban an attack on freedom. With billions of dollars at stake, The International Bottled Water Association sends in the cavalry. The town is abuzz as Patriot's Day celebrations begin. War re-enactors take the field, cannons fire at dawn, and the parades commence. April's Town Meeting provides the stage for Concord's latest battle. From the town that began America and Environmentalism, springs a new Revolution.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 5, 2018 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 5, 2018 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 4, 2018 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 4, 2018 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 1, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
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