Upcoming Broadcasts:

Sky and Ground (#301) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Immigration and refugees continue to be a hot button issue among U.S. and European politics. With the global refugee crisis getting worse, more and more families are fleeing the violence of their home countries in hopes of finding safety somewhere else. SKY AND GROUND follows side-by-side with one such Syrian family on their three-month journey from Greece to Germany. Facing countless setbacks, heartaches, and threats of deportation along the way, their resounding determination propels them towards a better future.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 19, 2018 -- 7:00am

Towards The North/Los Comandos (#303) Duration: 56:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Los Comandos: El Salvador - where gang and police violence rule the country with the highest murder rate in the world. For 16-year-old Mimi and her friends, refuge from the bloodshed can be found in a group of volunteer paramedics called the Comandos de Salvamento. But when the brutality reaches one of their fellow Comandos, Mimi must decide if she will stay and risk her life helping others, or flee the country and head north. Towards the North: Every year, thousands of people flee the extreme gang violence of Central America in hopes of a better life. TOWARDS THE NORTH gives an intimate look into the daily battles of asylum seekers on the run through the eyes of Nelly and her daughter Joseline. With their sights set on the U.S., the mother and daughter team face the task of crossing the length of Mexico. But they soon realize the journey may be more difficult than they first imagined.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 25, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 25, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 26, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 26, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Nov 27, 2018 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Among The Believers (#105) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 16, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 16, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 17, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me

Visitor's Day (#304) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Juan Carlos ran away from an abusive home and lived on the streets of Mexico City before finding his way to a group home for abandoned and homeless boys. Here the staff ensure they receive education, training and emotional support. Follow Juan Carlos as he finds the strength to overcome his sense of abandonment and forgive his father for the past.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 23, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 23, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 24, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
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