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Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba! (#1101) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Using archival performance footage and interviews with those who knew her best, and with Makeba herself, the documentary examines the life of the iconic South African singer and activist.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Jan 22, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Jan 22, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 27, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 6, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 7, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me

Mama Colonel (#1102) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

Set in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the program follows Honorine Munyole, known as Mama Colonel, as she leads a special police force charged with addressing violence against children and women in a country struggling to heal the wounds of war.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 28, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 3, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 13, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 14, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me

The Faces We Lost (#1103) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

This moving documentary introduces nine Rwandans and chronicles their efforts to use photographs to help keep alive memories of loved ones lost during the 1994 genocide.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Feb 4, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 10, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 20, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 21, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me

While I Breathe, I Hope (#1104) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The film follows the against-all-odds 2014 campaign of Bakari Sellers, a young, black Democrat running for Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Feb 11, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 12, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 12, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 17, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 27, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 28, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me

An American Ascent (#901H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

An American Ascent is a feature documentary about the first African American expedition to tackle North America's highest peak, Denali. In June 2013, nine African Americans set out to build a legacy and become role models for inner city kids and people of color all over America to encourage them to get outside. They did so by taking on the grueling, 20,237 foot peak of the continent's biggest mountain.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 13, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me

Short Films (#1105) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

This episodes features an eclectic selection of three short programs: the animated documentary black enuf, the story of a "queer oddball" on a quest for acceptance and self-love while exploring expanding ideas of black identity; Swimmin' Lesson, a poetic and moving tale of one young father's recollection of his son's fate during Hurricane Katrina; and Dressed Like Kings, an insightful look at the South African pageant where men compete in formal wear for the title of the "Best and Freshest" dresser.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Feb 18, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 24, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me

Black Panther Woman (#1001) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Inspired by their stylish African American brothers, the genesis of the Australian Black Panther's Brisbane chapter is recounted through the eyes of Marlene Cummins, who looks back on the best and worst experiences of this controversial Aboriginal group in 1971. Marlene fell in love with the leader of the Australian Black Panther Party, and with the break-up of that relationship, she spiraled into a cycle of addiction that left her on the streets and vulnerable. Forty years later, Marlene travels to a gathering of international Black Panthers in New York. The journey takes her back in time. Still struggling with addiction, she reveals the secrets she has held onto to face her demons today.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 19, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 20, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 20, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 23, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 24, 2019 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 24, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 24, 2019 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Intore (#902H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)

Intore offers a power and rare look at how Rwanda survived its tragic past by regaining its identity through music, dance, and the resilience of a new generation. It's a story of triumph, survival, hope, and a lesson in how to forgive and live through the eyes of a mother whose grief gives hope; an artist who chose to forgive rather than seek revenge; a maestro who brings together the National Ballet with an incredible touch of genius; and a young man whose determination and hard work has given the Rwandan culturea new dimension of identity and celebration. Through these characters and others, viewers will bear witness to how the nation rose above the ashes of a horrific 1994 genocide, to become a world model of post-conflict peace and unity.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 20, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me

My Father's Land (#903H) Duration: 56:55 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

My Father's Land is a feature documentary exploring the life of Papa Jah, a humble Haitian Gardener, whom has spent the last forty years in the Bahamas, building a life for himself and his children, while living in a marginalized Haitian community nicknamed the Mud. When news arrives of his 103 year old Father taking ill back in Haiti,Papa Jah fears he may not see him before he passes. He then sets out on an adventure, traveling back though Haiti, to his families small village on the island La Tortue, to reunite with his Father; hopefully before its too late. Juxtaposed against the strikingly rich visual texture of the Caribbean, this travel adventure story entertains through humor, intimate cultural spaces and vivid landscapes, while touching on socio-economic complexities of immigration, culture and identity.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 27, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me
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