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Kayak Man/Mumbai Disconnected (Episode #204)

KQED World: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Kayak Man - On January 11, 2007, Andrew McAuley set out to become the first sea-kayaker to cross the Tasman Sea. Leaving his wife and young son behind, he attempts to travel from Australia and New Zealand on one of the most wild, lonely and dangerous stretches of ocean. On February 9, New Zealand maritime authorities receive a distress call. Will Andrew McAuley's unshakable need to conquer the unknown ultimately cost him his life? Featuring interviews with McAuley's team during the expedition and video footage captured on board, Kayak Man is a psychological portrait of a man bent on adventure. Mumbao Disconnected - In Mumbai, it is estimated that thirteen people die on public transportation each day. Traffic has increased so rapidly that the entire city becomes gridlocked during rush hour. The solution? The construction of a massive suspension bridge to provide relief from the deadly traffic jams. Mumbai Disconnected follows three supporters and opponents of the project: a resident horrified by the overpasses, a father trying to get to work every day, and the vice president of the construction company that is building the bridge.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

Women Soldiers/The Reluctant Revolutionary (Episode #203)

KQED World: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 12:27 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World/Japan: A Story of Love and Hate (Episode #202)

KQED World: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World - With 5,000 tables and a staff of 1,000, West Lake Restaurant in the capital city of Changsha can safely call itself "the biggest Chinese restaurant in the world." West Lake, a microcosm of modern China, reveals stories showing that not every individual benefits from China's economic boom. Japan: A Story of Love and Hate - In Japan's bubble economy days, Naoki had it all: a successful business, multiple luxury cars, and a six-bedroom house. When the economy crashed in 1992, he lost it all. Now he lives with his new girlfriend Yoshie, who works fifteen hours a day to support him. Every evening, she leaves Naoki to attend to the housework while she is being paid to drink, flatter and flirt with married men in seedy bars. Japan: A Story of Love and Hate is about survival in the world's second richest economy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 12:27 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

My Bolivia (Episode #201)

KQED World: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Rick Tejada-Flores is an American filmmaker who's worked for years telling other people's stories. In MY BOLIVIA he travels to the land of his parents to discovery his own family's story, seeing for the first time the places his parents told him about - and learning the secrets they never discussed. Tejada-FLores knew his grandfather was Bolivia's president in the 1930's, but never heard of his role in Latin America's bloodiest war. The family owned land and slaves, until another relative, he discovers, helped lead the revolution that stripped them of land and power. And finally he finds the story of a Nazi war criminal, hiding under an assumed name at one of their properties.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

Among The Believers (Episode #105)

KQED World: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Charismatic cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi, an ISIS supporter and Taliban ally, is waging jihad against the Pakistani state. His dream is to impose a strict version of Shariah law throughout the country, as a model for the world. A flashpoint in Aziz's holy war took place in 2007, when the government leveled his flagship mosque to the ground, killing his mother, brother, only son and 150 students. With unprecedented access, Among the Believers follows Aziz on his very personal quest to create an Islamic utopia, during the bloodiest period in Pakistan's modern history. The film also follows the lives of two teenage students who have attended madrassahs (Islamic seminaries) run by Aziz's Red Mosque network. Throughout the film, their paths diverge: Talha, 12, detaches from his moderate Muslim family and decides to become a jihadi preacher. Zarina, also 12, escapes her madrassah and joins a regular school. Over the next few years, Zarina's education is threatened by frequent Taliban attacks on schools like her own. Aziz's foil is nuclear physicist and leading educational activist Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy. He passionately opposes Aziz through his public appearances, lectures, and the media. Opposition against Aziz comes to a head in December, 2014, when Aziz insults a grieving nation by trying to justify the brutal massacre of 132 school children in Peshawar by the Taliban. The attack ignites a movement to end extremism in Pakistan's mosques and madrassahs. Led by Hoodbhoy and others, Pakistan's moderate majority focuses on Aziz and calls for his arrest. Intimate and shocking, Among the Believers offers rare insights into the ideological battles shaping Pakistan and the Muslim world.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
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