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Armed with Faith (Episode #206)

KQED World: Sun, Mar 18, 2018 -- 7:00 PM

In the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan, the KPK Bomb Disposal Unit is single handedly trying to stop the region from falling into the hands of terrorists from Afghanistan and surrounding tribal lands. With little special equipment, working with "faith and passion alone," the men of this unit defuse a majority of terrorist-planted bombs in the country. Armed with Faith follows three men of the K.P.K. unit who put their lives at risk for the people of their country. The film follows two bomb technicians and their commander as they defend their homeland. Abdur Rahim struggles to support his family with the low wages he receives. Inayatullah "Tiger" Khan never stops working, even after a nearly-fatal diffusion goes wrong. Their commander, Shafqat Malik, spends each day making life-or-death decisions. With families at home to support, the men must decide: Is the job worth the risk?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 19, 2018 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 18, 2018 -- 11:00 PM

The Departure (Episode #205)

KQED World: Sun, Mar 11, 2018 -- 7:00 PM

After a youth full of drinking and night clubs, Ittetsu Nemoto was in a near fatal motorcycle accident. Hospitalized for three months, he realized how precious life was and became a Zen Buddhist monk. Now, in a temple nestled between rice fields and forested hills in rural Japan, his life's work is to save people from committing suicide. "What makes life worth living?" he asks. This question fuels his unconventional approach to suicide prevention. Retreats, pilgrimages, meditation, and collaborative art projects help patients realize what they'd be leaving behind. While Nemoto helps others rediscover their will to live, he must also practice what he preaches. His work begins to take a toll on his family and health, and Nemoto must learn to draw the line between his patients and his own life.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 12, 2018 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 11, 2018 -- 11:00 PM
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