Wide Angle

PBS Premiered Jul 11, 2002 Between Seasons


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Episode Guide

  • Season 8
    • Time for School 3 (Part 2)
      WIDE ANGLE's award-winning 12-year documentary project, Time for School, follows seven children from seven countries who are struggling to achieve a basic education.
    • Once Upon a Coup
      Once Upon a Coup
      Episode 8
      A failed coup attempt...a British mercenary in a notorious African prison...a dictator suspicious of Western powers...and beneath it all, a spectacular underwater oil reserve. "Once Upon a Coup" is WIDE ANGLE's penetrating look at the mysterious goings-on in Equatorial Guinea, a tiny West African nation newly rich with oil and infamous for corruption.moreless
    • Eyes of the Storm
      "Eyes of the Storm" tells the struggles of several orphaned children left to fend for themselves in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. A Burmese team shot undercover for over 10 months in defiance of the ruling junta's media blackout to provide a rare window into one of the world's most secretive countries.moreless
    • Victory is Your Duty (Update)
      At the Havana Boxing Academy, boys live and train with a single purpose: to bring home Olympic gold. Victory Is Your Duty follows the young boxers as they build up to the biggest event of their lives: the annual National Boxing Championships. After the film, WIDE ANGLE's Aaron Brown reports from Miami to tell what happens when Academy boxers grow up: and defect to the United States.moreless
    • Contestant No. 2
      Contestant No. 2
      Episode 5
      An Arab-Israeli teen sets her sights on the Miss Israel pageant.
    • The Market Maker
      The Market Maker
      Episode 4
      Eleni Gabre-Madhin is a charismatic Ethiopian economist wants to end hunger in her famine-plagued country. But rather than relying on foreign aid, she has a truly radical plan. She has designed the nation's first commodities exchange, which she hopes will revolutionize an ancient market system whose inefficiencies have been partly responsible for the country's persistent food shortages.moreless
    • Birth of a Surgeon
      WIDE ANGLE travels to Mozambique, where a bold grassroots initiative to train midwives in advanced life-saving surgery has significantly reduced the country's maternal death rate.
    • Heart of Jenin
      Heart of Jenin
      Episode 2
      When a Palestinian boy was killed by Israeli soldiers who mistook his toy gun for the real thing, his death could have been just one news story. Instead, Ahmed's parent's decision to donate his organs turned tragedy into hope for six Israelis. Heart of Jenin tells the story of Ahmed's tragic death and his father Ismael's journey to visit three of the organ recipients two years latermoreless
    • Crossing Heaven's Border
      In the past decade, up to 100,000 defectors have crossed the waters of the Tumen and Yalu Rivers into northeast China to escape from North Korea, the world's last closed Communist state. In Crossing Heaven's Border, WIDE ANGLE tells the moving and dramatic stories of a few of them.
  • Season 7
  • Season 6
  • Season 5
  • Season 4
  • Season 3
  • Season 2
  • Season 1
  • Focal Point
    • No episodes have been added for this season of Wide Angle.