Global Voices

Sunday 10:00 PM on PBS Premiered Apr 16, 2009 In Season




Episode Guide

    • Here Comes Uncle Joe
      Here Comes Uncle Joe
      Season 7 - Episode 14
      A documentary about a delivery man who services rural villages in South Korea. Many of his clients are older and, often, he's their only link to the outside, modern world. He's also become their support system, as the communities have no services or people devoted to the care of the elderly.moreless
    • Family Portrait in Black and White
      Family Portrait in Black and White
      Season 2012 - Episode 10.14.12
      Olga Nenya, from a small Ukrainian town, is raising 16 black orphans in a country of Slavic blue-eyed blondes. The reality of growing up as a bi-racial child in Eastern Europe '? a rare and truly visible minority '? is not for the faint of heart. These children always have to be on guard against the world that surrounds them.moreless
    • Arusi Persian Wedding
      Arusi Persian Wedding
      Season 2 - Episode 46
      Iranian American filmmaker Marjan Tehrani chronicles her brother's return to Iran as he travels with his American wife to have a traditional Persian wedding and explore his lost heritage.
    • The Collaborator and His Family
      A father who has worked as a collaborator for Israel for years is forced to leave Palestine, and take his wife and five children to live in Tel Aviv. Regarded as traitors by Palestine, and cut loose by Israel, their lives are buffeted by a series of incidents in this thrilling portrait.moreless
    • Circus School
      Circus School
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      A revealing look at the rigorous physical training endured by young Chinese acrobatic students.
    • A Dream in Doubt
      A Dream in Doubt
      Season 2 - Episode 47
      One of America's first post 9/11 hate crime murders punctuated a growing wave of violence in retaliation for the terror attacks. Told from the perspective of the victim's brother, A Dream in Doubt reveals a story of national tragedy, murder, community and the American dream.
    • Pickles, Inc.
      Pickles, Inc.
      Season 2 - Episode 48
      In the Israeli Arab village of Tamra, in Galilee, eight widows challenge social conventions and establish the Azka Pickle Cooperative, seeking financial independence for themselves and their children. With little formal education and no work experience outside of the home, the women face endless hurdles in expanding their business start-up.
    • 74 Square Meters
      74 Square Meters
      Season 2 - Episode 50
      "Iselsa, Kathy, tribal leader Ivan, and 150 other marginalized families from Valparaiso, Chile, are chosen to participate in a social experiment that moves them into a middle-class neighborhood. But their new neighbors consider them delinquents who would endanger the neighborhood. Filmed over four years, 74 SQUARE METERS explores what happens when two worlds collide.moreless
    • Waiting for the Revolution
      Waiting for the Revolution
      Season 2 - Episode 49
      For over 500 years the indigenous people of the Andes have had to endure racism and discrimination. Now, with democracy on their side, the time has come for a change. Following two newly elected indigenous leaders from the campaign trail to their first year in office, filmmaker Rodrigo Vasquez journeys into the heart of the democratic revolution in Bolivia.moreless
    • Town of Runners
      Town of Runners
      Season 2 - Episode 42
      Town of Runners follows three children keen to follow in their heroes' footsteps, as they move from school track to national competition and from childhood to adulthood. Set against the background of the seasonal rhythms of this farming region, and the impact of increased urbanization and globalization on agriculture, the film shows rural young Africans striving to make their own future.moreless
    • Last Days of the Arctic
      Last Days of the Arctic
      Season 2 - Episode 41
      Ragnar Alexsson, a.k.a. RAX, is among the most celebrated photographers in the world. His series "Faces of the North" -- three decades in the making -- is a living document of the dying cultures of the far northern reaches of the planet. On his final shoot for the series, RAX tracks hunters on the Arctic ice as they cope with the devastating effects of climate change.moreless
    • Lakshmi and Me
      Lakshmi and Me
      Season 2 - Episode 40
      Have you ever dreamed of being waited on hand and foot? For the past six years, Lakshmi has been doing just that for her employers--virtually unnoticed. That is, until one of Lakshmi's employers begins to film her daily life on the job in Mumbai, India. In a deeply personal portrait, the film takes a hard look at the Indian caste system, gender and class relations.moreless
    • Comrade Duch: The Bookkeeper of Death
      Kaing Guek Eav (alias Duch) is a Jekyll-and-Hyde character who began as a mathematics teacher, and then became the commandant of Tuol Sleng prison in Cambodia, ultimately responsible for the torture and murder of 14,000 people. Comrade Duch recounts his flight, conversion to evangelical Christianity, and how he was finally brought to justice before an international tribunal.moreless
    • Shadya
      Season 2 - Episode 45
      Shadya Zoabi, a charismatic 17-year-old karate world champion, strives to succeed on her own terms within her traditional Muslim village in northern Israel. Despite her father's support, she faces the challenge of balancing her dreams with her religious commitments and the culture's expectations.
    • Acrobat
      Season 2 - Episode 44
      Fabrice Champion, a young internationally renowned trapeze artist, hit another acrobat in mid-air during a show and was paralyzed. Following years of rehabilitation therapy, hopes lost and found, he returns to the circus as director and teacher.
    • Putin's Kiss
      Putin's Kiss
      Season 2 - Episode 43
      Nashi is an increasingly popular political youth organization with direct ties to the Kremlin. Officially, its goal is to support the current political system by creating a future elite among the brightest and most loyal Russian teenagers. But their agenda is also to keep the political opposition from spreading their views among the Russians.moreless
    • I Was Worth 50 Sheep
      I Was Worth 50 Sheep
      Season 2 - Episode 51
      "Following a long practiced tradition in Afghanistan, 10-year-old Sabere was sold to a man in his fifties. For the next six years she was both slave and wife, miscarrying four times. Now at sixteen, she is fighting for her freedom.
    • Ice People
      Ice People
      Season 7 - Episode 13
      A portrait of a geological team in inland Antarctica that is searching for evidence of ancient life.
    • Before the Revolution
      Before the Revolution
      Season 7 - Episode 12
      The Islamic Revolution in Iran is seen through the eyes of Israelis who lived and worked in Tehran at the end of the Shah's reign. At the time, the Israeli community enjoyed a special relationship with the Shah due to arms deals and trade agreements between their countries; and lived in luxury as a result. The arrangement almost blinded them to the changes going on within Iranian society. Included: archival footage; and remarks from diplomats, Mossad agents, businessmen and their families.moreless
    • Diamond in the Dunes
      Diamond in the Dunes
      Season 7 - Episode 11
    • El General
      El General
      Season 7 - Episode 10
      The remarkable "El General" interweaves the story of Mexican president Plutarco Elias Calles, who served from 1924 to '28 but whose power continued until his 1936 exile, with glimpses of modern-day Mexico. The doc features his daughter's tape recordings, which she made in her 70s for a never-realized book, as well as archival footage and the deft narration of his great-granddaughter, filmmaker Natalia Almada. The winner of the 2009 Sundance directing award for U.S. documentaries.moreless
    • My So-Called Enemy
      My So-Called Enemy
      Season 7 - Episode 9
      "My So-Called Enemy" tells the story of six Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls who meet in July 2002 at Building Bridges for Peace, a 10-day women's leadership program in the U.S. As a result of their exposure to one another during the event, they place human faces on their often abstract "enemies." Shot over seven years, the film also explores how they synthesize the knowledge and insights they gleaned with the everyday realities of their lives back home.moreless
    • My Perestroika
      My Perestroika
      Season 7 - Episode 8
      "My Perestroika" chronicles Russian life pre- and post- the USSR's collapse through the eyes of five schoolmates who grew up during the Brezhnev era. "It was childhood, so it was a happy time," one says of those repressive, economically stagnate years. Their world began to change in 1986, however, when Mikhail Gorbachev launched the glasnost and perestroika initiatives, and then turned upside-down after the Soviet Union's 1991 breakup. Archival footage and home movies accent the insightful film.moreless
    • Recycle
      Season 7 - Episode 15
      "Recycle" explores the Jordanian city of Zarqa, considered a hotbed of Islamic extremism, through the eyes of fortysomething Abu Ammar, a veteran of the Afghan-Soviet War who struggles to support his two wives and eight children by selling discarded cardboard to a recycling plant. Shot over 2 1/2 years, the documentary tracks his falling fortunes; and also sheds light on Zarqa's most infamous son, the notorious terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (who was killed by U.S. forces in 2005).moreless
    • Casablanca Calling
      Casablanca Calling
      Season 7 - Episode 16
      Three female Islamic teachers in Morocco, where they work at mosques, schools, prisons and orphanages, are profiled. They preach tolerance, compassion and equality; and offer advice on many matters, including marital relationships and raising children.
    • Oil & Water
      Oil & Water
      Season 7 - Episode 17
      The story of two young men, one from Ecuador and the other from Massachusetts, and the future of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Hugo was sent to the U.S. to become educated so that he could lead his tribe, the Cofan, whose way of life is threatened. Oil waste pollutes their ancestral lands; and an oil deposit beneath their village could mean its end. American college student David, meanwhile, forms a company to certify oil as "fair trade" so that the drilling practices, whether safe or not, are known.moreless
    • The Daughters of the Forest
      The Daughters of the Forest
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      A group of girls in Paraguay attend an experimental high school, Centro Educativo Mbaracayú, in the untamed Mbaracayú Reserve that focuses on the environmental sciences. Filmed over five years, the verité documentary shows their transformation from timid teens into brave young women; and details how, post-school, they're implementing what they learned into their lives.moreless
    • A Young Patriot
      A Young Patriot
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      A profile of a Chinese art student who, like many other young people in his country, has embraced the communist ideals of yore. As he enters adulthood, however, his idealism is challenged by the economic and political realities of life in modern China.
    • Avant
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      Ballet dancer Julio Bocca signs on as the artistic director of Uruguay's forgotten national ballet company, which performs in a half-finished theater.
    • Sepideh
      Season 8 - Episode 2
      A young girl in rural Iran dreams of becoming an astronaut, but her pursuit of the stars may have to be put off for financial reasons. In a last-ditch effort, she writes Iranian-American engineer—and space tourist—Anousheh Ansari for help.
    • The Supreme Price
      The Supreme Price
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      The Season 8 premiere profiles Nigerian democracy activist Hafsat Abiola, whose father was imprisoned by the military after winning the country's presidential election in 1993; and whose mother was murdered in 1996 during a demonstration demanding her husband's release.
    • Last Train Home
      Last Train Home
      Season 7 - Episode 18
      "Last Train Home" tells the story of married Chinese migrant workers whose sacrifice on behalf of their children, whom they left with others in their home village, backfires during a New Year visit: their daughter is angry with them for abandoning her and her brother; and has decided to leave school in favor of a factory job in Huilong, the city where they work. The documentary chronicles the following year, culminating in a New Year holiday that proves to be even worse than the one prior.moreless
    • The Mosuo Sisters
      The Mosuo Sisters
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      The story of two sisters, one a nightclub singer and the other a student, from the Mosuo ethnic group and matriarchal society in China. When the 2009 economic downturn causes them to lose their jobs in Beijing, they return to their remote home village, where much has changed in their absence. While the former student stays to help with the family farm, the singer heads to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, in hopes of furthering her career.moreless
    • The Oath
      The Oath
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      Filmmaker Laura Poitras profiles two men who became Osama bin Laden's driver and bodyguard, and offers a rare glimpse inside both Al Qaeda and the Guantanamo Bay military prison.
    • Before the Spring, After the Fall
      Before the Spring, After the Fall
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      The political upheaval in Egypt is seen through the eyes of Egyptian heavy-metal rockers.
    • The Boy Mir - Ten Years in Afghanistan
      What of the generation of Afghans who have grown up since 9/11 and the resulting war in their country? From the director of the international hit, The Boy who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan, this film tracks the irrepressible and lovable Mir from a naïve 8-year-old to a fully grown adult.moreless
    • Global Elections Project: Please Vote for Me
      In the city of Wuhan in central China, three eight-year-old elementary school students campaign for the coveted position of class monitor. This is the first election for a class leader to be held in China. The candidates hold debates, campaign tirelessly and show their intellectual and artistic skills, until one is voted the winner.moreless
    • Chahinaz: What Rights for Women?
      Chahinaz: What Rights for Women?
      Season 2 - Episode 54
      Chahinaz, a 20-year-old student in Algeria, has mixed feelings about the Western world and its values, but she admires the freedom of Western women. Through her curiosity and voyage of self-discovery, Chahinaz begins to wonder what life is like for women in other Muslim countries and around the world and why things are slow to change in Algeria.moreless
    • Global Elections Project: We're Watching You
      Get an intimate look at the recent multi-party elections in Egypt through the eyes of three women working to assure the election's legitimacy. The women provide unprecedented access to activists operating in and around the highest levels of both government and opposition groups.
    • The English Surgeon
      The English Surgeon
      Season 2 - Episode 52
      "In the early 1990s, British neurosurgeon Henry Marsh traveled to Kiev, Ukraine and was horrified by its medieval brain surgical procedures. Since then, Marsh has attempted to improve the system by performing procedures for free and sending used equipment to Igor Kurilets, a controversial Ukrainian neurosurgeon.
    • Global Elections Project: Rules of the Game
      Papua New Guinea is one of the most remote places on Earth--fragmented by tribes and clans that collectively speak 800 different languages. RULES OF THE GAME follows the 2007 elections in which three candidates are vying to be the next governor in a system often plagued with political corruption and violence.moreless
    • Global Elections Project: Hell of a Nation
      Global Elections Project: Hell of a Nation
      Season 2012 - Episode 10.15.12
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    • The Fighting Spirit
      The Fighting Spirit
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      "The Fighting Spirit" examines the role of boxing in Bukom, a poor neighborhood in Ghana's capital, Accra, that's known for producing great pugilists. Included: the stories of two men and a woman battling to advance in the sport.
    • I Will Be Murdered
      I Will Be Murdered
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      The investigation into the 2009 murder of Guatemalan attorney Rodrigo Rosenberg is detailed. Days before his death, he recorded a YouTube video in which he claimed that the Guatemalan president would be responsible if he were to die. The subsequent investigation, however, arrived at a different conclusion.
    • In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee
      In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      Deann Borshay Liem's "In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee" explores questions of identity, memories and what-ifs as she explores how she arrived in America from Korea to be adopted in 1966, using the name of another girl. With only an old picture of the original adoptee to work from, she returns to Korea to locate the girl whose place she took at the behest of a social worker. She also examines the orphan industry that developed in Korea following the Korean War and became a million-dollar business.moreless
    • Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls
      Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      The Season 7 premiere details the story of Myanmar's first all-female pop/hip-hop group, which began as a project by businessman Peter Thein and Australian band manager Nikki May, who auditioned over 100 hopefuls before picking five to become the Tiger Girls. The young women butt heads with the autocratic Thein, however; and leave him to become the Me N Ma Girls. (The film uses the group as a metaphor for Myanmar, which traded military rule for democracy during the course of filming.)moreless
    • Dinner with the President: A Nation's Journey
      Dictator or liberator? General or president? Pakistani filmmaker Sabiha Sumar sat down with former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, prior to his resignation, to find answers. In an intimate and hard-hitting interview, the former president discusses his vision for the future of Pakistan and its people, and reveals childhood stories that have shaped his life.moreless
    • Street Ballad: A Jakarta Story
      Street Ballad: A Jakarta Story
      Season 2 - Episode 58
      Titi Juwariyah, 27, is a street singer in Jakarta, Indonesia. She leads a challenging, conflicted life '? from her migration to Jakarta as a lost teen from the Java countryside to her heartfelt quest for identity and acceptance in her adopted city.
    • A Son's Sacrifice
      A Son's Sacrifice
      Season 2 - Episode 33
      When 27-year-old Imran Uddin struggles to take over his father's halal slaughterhouse during the annual Qurbani holiday, he leads the local Muslim community in a ritual that tests his devotion to his family and his faith.
    • Mai’s America
      Mai’s America
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      A spunky Vietnamese teenager lands in rural Mississippi, giving us an outsider's glimpse of America.
    • Father Roy: Inside the School of Assassins
      The activist priest Father Roy Bourgeois campaigns to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas.
    • A Panther in Africa
      A Panther in Africa
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      A Black Panther living in exile in Tanzania commits his life to activism and community service.
    • Overbooked
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      Cultures clash and integrate as an Italian travel agent and a Moroccan immigrant manage a tour.
    • The Flute Player
      The Flute Player
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      After surviving its Killing Fields as a boy, a musician now champions Cambodia's traditional music.
    • Episode 120
      Episode 120
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      The story begins, as a local music group decides to records their album, in a small unknown town in South Africa. Over the many years and countless cultural changes throughout time, the song develops a persona of sorts, and after multiple decades suddenly and miraculously rises to the top of the pop music charts.moreless
    • A Story of People in War and Peace
      A Story of People in War and Peace
      Season 2 - Episode 35
      Journalist and former P.O.W. Vardan Hovhannisyan lived alongside the soldiers, doctors, and villagers caught in the Karabagh War and captured their immediate thoughts and last words to their families. Twelve years later, Vardan returns to Karabagh to try and find answers to the war and lessons for peace.
    • A Working Mom
      A Working Mom
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      A divorced mother of two returns to her home and children in Bolivia after 15 years of struggling for a better life in Israel, only to find her family members have become strangers. A Working Mom is a story that demonstrates the extremes that individuals will go to in order to save their families--sometimes saving and losing them in the same act.moreless
    • Last White Man Standing
      Last White Man Standing
      Season 2 - Episode 34
      Tom Cholmondeley, grandson of one of the founders of white colonial Kenya, was on the verge of inheriting one of the last great estates in Kenya. But instead, he found himself on trial, charged with murdering a black poacher on his land.
    • Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale
      Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      With an official kidney referral agency as the backdrop, Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale follows young Iranians through the organ trade process: from their first encounter to surgery and kidney removal.
    • Cowboys in India
      Cowboys in India
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      Aided by two locals, Director Simon Chambers goes to the poorest area in India where a tribe is fighting to save a sacred mountain from multinational mining moguls who say its resources will bring prosperity to the people. Cowboys in India explores accusations of murder and whether the company-built hospitals and schools actually exist--landing these investigators in bigger trouble than expected.moreless
    • China Blue
      China Blue
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Shot clandestinely at a blue jeans factory in southern China where 17-year-old Jasmine and her friends work around the clock for pennies a day, China Blue reveals what international retail companies don't want us to see: how the clothes we buy are actually made.
    • Belarusian Waltzs
      Belarusian Waltzs
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      Belarus is Europe's last dictatorship, a society of total political control, nuclear pollution and mass poverty. Human rights activists in Belarus often fall victim to a merciless strategy of persecution by the government. Belarusian Waltz is the story of Alexander Pushkin, a performance artist who used his "patriotic" art to protest against his country's dictatorship.moreless
    • Be Like Others
      Be Like Others
      Season 2 - Episode 31
      An intimate and unflinching look at life in Iran through the eyes of young men choosing to undergo sex change surgery, Be Like Others explores the implications and sacrifices of those living on the fringes of an Islamic society.
    • Antonio Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons"
      Four violinists in four different corners of the globe perform one of the world's most beloved pieces: Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons." This musical journey travels from springtime in Tokyo and summer in Australia to winter in Finland and autumn in New York, combining stunning visuals and cultural experiences with performances by an international array of musicians.moreless
    • Greener Grass: Cuba, Baseball and the United States
      A look at baseball as both a bridge and a political barrier between Cuba and the United States.
    • Daughter from Danang
      Daughter from Danang
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      A Vietnamese mother and her Amerasian daughter's bittersweet and challenging reunion after 22 years.
    • The Day My God Died
      The Day My God Died
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      An unforgettable look at young girls in Bombay whose lives are shattered by the child sex trade.
    • Episode 107
      Episode 107
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      When an independent woman film producer known as Lourdes Portillo decides to travel, back to her home country of Mexico, she discovers much more than she had bargained for. Her footage captured involves her travels to Mexico to unearth the reality behind how and why her rich uncle passed away unexpectedly.moreless
    • Bridge Over the Wadi
      Bridge Over the Wadi
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      A group of young Arab and Jewish children study together in a bilingual school program in Israel.
    • Anatomy of a Springroll
      Anatomy of a Springroll
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      One man's culinary journey from San Francisco to Saigon, blending his roots with his American life.
    • Episode 104
      Episode 104
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Sumo wrestling is an ancient Japanese sport that has taken root in the United States. What was previously a nearly sacred event to the Japanese is becoming steeped in pop culture. Follow some of the most prominent American sumo wrestlers and see how they are paying tribute to a timeless sport.moreless
    • Shaolin Ulysses: Kungfu Monks in America
      The lives and ambitions of five Shaolin monks who bring kungfu to America from the temples of China.
    • Episode 102
      Episode 102
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Two young men, who were just young boys at the time, decide to escape their country of Sedan while they still have a fighting chance. The boys resettled in the United States, and began a new life of peace and harmony, that they could have never experienced in their home country. While Sudan continued to face twenty years, of a brutal civil war, countless deaths occured and many occupants chose to flee the country.moreless
    • Episode 109
      Episode 109
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      China's Cultural Revolution, from 1966 to 1976, was a bloody time in the nation's history. It was so incredibly violent that as many as half a million Chinese died during the ten-year struggle. Because China's very nature is so secretive, very little information about the revolution ever reached the West - until now.moreless
    • T-Shirt Travels
      T-Shirt Travels
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      The story of how secondhand clothing, given away as charity in the west, ends up in Zambia, Africa.
    • ABC Columbia
      ABC Columbia
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      Through the eyes of children, a look at life in a rural community controlled by paramilitary forces.
    • Love Inventory
      Love Inventory
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      An Israeli filmmaker seeks his missing sister, uncovering a secret that changes his family forever.
    • Episode 115
      Episode 115
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      A housewife wants to know about her family's history, and feels like she's missing out on something important from her past. Coming from just a small town in Iowa she begins to seek out her story wanting to know more. She then discovers that she was almost a victim of a Guatemalan massacre, which she surprisingly escaped from, without harm.moreless
    • Great Wall Across the Yangtze
      Great Wall Across the Yangtze
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      Two million Chinese are displaced by the construction of the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River.
    • After the Fall
      After the Fall
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      A decade after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this film seeks out its physical and emotional remains.
    • Episode 112
      Episode 112
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      Mike Siv hasn't seen his dad since he left Cambodia. Now that he's about to be reunited with his father, he finds out the shocking news that his dad has a whole new family. He also learns that he has a younger brother that was raised by their aunt.
    • For God, Tsar and Fatherland
      For God, Tsar and Fatherland
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Russian nationalism percolates in a castle outside Moscow, home of an emerging right-wing movement.
    • New Year Baby
      New Year Baby
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      Filmmaker Socheata Poeuv grew up in the United States never knowing that her family had survived the Khmer Rouge genocide. In New Year Baby, she embarks on a journey to Cambodia in search of the truth about her family's past.
    • On Wheels Brasil
      On Wheels Brasil
      Season 2 - Episode 32
      Following the lives of people that push, pull, or pedal some kind of vehicle to earn their living on Brazil's city streets, On Wheels Brasil establishes a relationship between the wheel's movement and the inconstancy of life.
    • Please Vote for Me
      Please Vote for Me
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      On this episode of Global Voices three eight year old elementary school students are campaigning to become class monitors in Wuhan, a city in central China. this is important as it is the first election for a class leader to be held in China. The young candidates hold debates, campaign and prove their artistic skills and intellectual prowess until one is elected the winner.moreless
    • The Dictator Hunter
      The Dictator Hunter
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      An American lawyer and son of a Holocaust survivor along with a Chadian survivor work in a fight against all odds to bring brutal dictator Hissène Habré, to justice.
    • End of Waiting Time
      End of Waiting Time
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      During the long dictatorship of Spanish General Francisco Franco, hundreds of people were arrested, executed or disappeared. Today, the families of those who vanished have begun to search for answers about their relatives.
    • Motherland Afghanistan
      Motherland Afghanistan
      Season 2 - Episode 38
      One in seven Afghan women currently dies in childbirth. Motherland Afghanistan introduces the women behind these devastating statistics. Afghan American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi examines her father's works as an OB/GYN as he struggles to make a difference, first at Kabul's Laura Bush Maternity Ward and then in an isolated provincial hospital, where patients often travel for days to get treatment.moreless
    • Peace vs Justice
      Peace vs Justice
      Season 2 - Episode 37
      When the International Criminal Court was established, it was championed by human-rights crusaders as a long-overdue end to impunity. But what if the victims of heinous crimes don't want the court's version of justice? Peace vs Justice takes a critical look at the problems of applying Western conceptions of justice to other countries and continents.moreless
    • Beyond the Border Mas Alla de la Frontera
      Beyond the Border — Más Allá de la Frontera traces the painful transition made by four sons in the Ayala family who leave their family in Mexico to seek "una vida mejor" (a better life) in Kentucky, where they fight cultural, class and language barriers.
    • Milking the Rhino
      Milking the Rhino
      Season 2 - Episode 36

      In Milking the Rhino, the director travels to Africa to get a first-hand look at the conservation efforts that are taking place to save the African rhino from extinction. Communities are examined as they come together to make tough decisions that affect both the people and wildlife that live in Africa.

    • Teacher
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      For the past 15 years, Nguyen Van Hung - once a homeless drug addict - has dedicated his life to helping street children survive AIDS in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Teacher is the story of his fight against an epidemic that claims its victims by the millions, and of the innocent children and teenagers trapped in a global nightmare.moreless
    • Storm of Emotions
      Storm of Emotions
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      Storm of Emotions chronicles the Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip and efforts to achieve democracy amidst great social and political turmoil. Told from the perspective of the Israeli police force, this film explores how these individuals try to balance their emotions, beliefs and conscience while attempting to maintain civil order.moreless
    • Sons of Cuba
      Sons of Cuba
      Season 2 - Episode 30
      Deep in the the unseen heart of modern-day Cuba, a group of unforgettable young boxers fights not only for their own dreams, for the fading memory of the Revolution.
    • We're Watching You We're Watching You
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      Get an intimate look at the recent multi-party elections in Egypt through the eyes of three women working to assure the election's legitimacy. The women provide unprecedented access to activists operating in and around the highest levels of both government and opposition groups.
    • Sentenced Home
      Sentenced Home
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Raised as Americans in inner-city projects near Seattle, three young Cambodian American men are deported back to a country they barely remember, caught between a tragic past and an uncertain future by a system that doesn't offer any second chances.
    • Return to the Border
      Return to the Border
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      A Chinese-born filmmaker reflects on the personal ramifications of the political ideals of communism and socialism from his memories of a childhood in the border town of Dandong to his experiences in North Korea.
    • Rain in a Dry Land
      Rain in a Dry Land
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Follow two Somali Bantu families, transported by relief agencies from years of civil war and refugee life to Springfield, Massachusetts and Atlanta, Georgia. They confront racism, poverty, and 21st-century culture shock as they try to survive in a new country and create a safe haven for their war-torn families. Their poetry, humor, and amazing resilience show us our own world through new eyes.moreless
    • The Beetle
      The Beetle
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Israeli director Yishai Orian, the owner of an old Volkswagen Beetle, is about to become a father. His mechanic says the car will not last long, and his wife complains it is unsuitable for a baby. Determined to keep his beloved VW, Orian embarks on a journey, which begins with the Beetle's previous owners, continues to a repair shop in Jordan, and finally ends with the birth of his first child.moreless
    • The Beetle
      The Beetle
      Season 2 - Episode 33
      Israeli director Yishai Orian, the owner of an old Volkswagen Beetle, is about to become a father. His mechanic says the car will not last long, and his wife complains it is unsuitable for a baby. Determined to keep his beloved VW, Orian embarks on a journey, which begins with the Beetle's previous owners, continues to a repair shop in Jordan, and finally ends with the birth of his first child.moreless
    • Young Yakuza
      Young Yakuza
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      Meet the Japanese Mafia's latest son: a 20 year old named Naoki, part of a surging, decade-long wave of juvenile delinquency in Japan. As Naoki rejects school, jobs and family, his desperate mother decides to take one last chance to save him--by handing him over to the Mafia for one year and letting him choose his own path.moreless
    • Vietnam: The Next Generation
      Vietnam: The Next Generation
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Meet eight young citizens of Vietnam, some born in the final days of the Vietnam War, others in its aftermath. They are entrepreneurs and street kids, farmers and students, artists and engineers. Together they embody the hopes, dreams, and challenges of a new Vietnam.
    • The Siege
      The Siege
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      In a desperate attempt to save his wife's life, Nestor Cerpa, leader of the Peruvian Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement and his squad of commandos, seized the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima, holding dozens of foreign diplomats and businessmen hostage for 126 days.
    • The Mosquito Problem & Other Stories
      The Mosquito Problem & Other Stories is the tale of a village, turned concentration camp, turned city, turned nuclear power plant. In a world instantly transformed by ideologies, regimes and dreams of economic prosperity, characters' lives intersect in a sinister past and nuclear future.
    • The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia
      Zhora (76 years old) and Knyaz (77 years old) were once the most celebrated masters of tightrope dancing in Armenia. Today, they are the only surviving performers who can keep this ancient art alive. They come together to train a 16-year-old orphan boy, who then must has to decide if he is willing to become last tightrope dancer in a society that has abandoned both him and his craft.moreless
    • The Caviar Connection
      The Caviar Connection
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      The Rat brothers are on a quest to find the big fish - the one that will bring easy money and allow them to leave their small village in Serbia for the bright lights of Vegas. In this dramatic and often humorous tale, The Caviar Connection follows the brothers as they unsuccessfully gamble with the rules of nature and economics, and in the process become deeper without even noticing it.moreless
    • Whose Country?
      Whose Country?
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      Corruption and abuse within the Cairo police force is examined. Included: first-hand accounts from police officers.
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