Wide Angle - Season 7

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PBS Premiered Jul 11, 2002 Between Seasons

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  • Iraqi Exodus
    Iraqi Exodus
    Episode 7
    8/19/08
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    WIDE ANGLE reports from the frontlines of the staggering refugee crisis that is unfolding in the Middle East as Iraqis flee their war-torn country at the rate of up to 50,000 people per month. Our story takes us to the heart of the crisis – to Syria and Jordan, which harbor the vast majority of uprooted Iraqis. WIDE ANGLE explores the displaced Iraqi community – from the middle class suburbs of Damascus where Iraqis have sent housing prices soaring more than 50 percent to the cafés, schools and food distribution sites of Amman.moreless
  • China Prep
    China Prep
    Episode 6
    8/12/08
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    China Prep follows five Chinese students through their final high-pressure year at an elite high school in Sichuan Province. Eighteen hundred students vie for spots in Beijing's top two universities. Last year only 59 made it. Studying seven days a week, the students' lives are regimented almost every minute of the day as they prepare for the end-of-year exam that can determine their fate. For many students from poor or rural backgrounds, a strong performance on the test is the only way to climb the social ladder and excel without connections. Competition is fierce and the majority of high school seniors will be relegated to vocational schools.moreless
  • Lord's Children
    Lord's Children
    Episode 5
    7/29/08
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    The region of Northern Uganda was ravaged by one of Africa's longest civil wars until 2006. For over 20 years, more than 65,000 children, some as young as five years old, have been kidnapped by Uganda's anti-government rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), and forced to serve as child soldiers and sex slaves.moreless
  • Burning Season
    Burning Season
    Episode 4
    7/23/08
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    Every hour in Indonesian rainforests, an area the size of 300 soccer fields is mowed down and burned. Often this clearing is done to make way for oil palm plantations. The resulting palm oil is used for cooking, cleaning and even as a biofuel. But the fires farmers set to clear their land have helped to make Indonesia the world's third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide - exceeded only by the U.S. and China.moreless
  • Birth of a Surgeon
    Birth of a Surgeon
    Episode 3
    7/15/08
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    With more than half a million women dying in pregnancy or childbirth worldwide, Mozambique's surgical training programs are being hailed as a model solution in confronting the maternal health crisis facing developing countries. The film captures one woman's story on the frontlines of improving maternal mortality but it also demonstrates how low-cost, community-based health initiatives are changing the face of public health in Africa. The film Birth of a Surgeon follows Emilia Cumbane, one of the first midwives-in-training. She performs Cesareans and hysterectomies in makeshift operating rooms in rural Mozambique. We follow Cumbane from her home in the Mozambican capital Maputo, into intensive medical classes, through night shifts in the delivery wards, and watch as she fights for recognition of her surgical competence.moreless
  • Japan's About Face
    Japan's About Face
    Episode 2
    7/8/08
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    Japan's About-Face is a remarkable window into the shifting role of the military in post-war Japanese society. WIDE ANGLE has acquired unprecedented access to the National Defense Academy, Japan's "West Point." We follow Defense Academy cadets preparing for a future that may involve overseas deployment, and meet with a group of peace activists - some of them atom bomb survivors - on a grueling two month, 750-mile protest march from Hiroshima to Tokyo.moreless
  • Heart of Darfur
    Heart of Darfur
    Episode 1
    7/1/08
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    The film Heart of Darfur captures the desperation of daily life in remote villages, crowded refugee camps and in El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur that is now home to 100,000 refugees and 10,000 U.N. personnel. Heart of Darfur takes a look at the people and places affected by what has been called "the world's largest humanitarian crisis."moreless
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