Doc-Debut

DOC-DEBUT

Link TV's DOC-DEBUT series highlights unique and groundbreaking documentary films from around the world. With a different documentary each week, DOC-DEBUT offers American audiences bold perspectives on world events and culture, as seen through the eyes of individuals across the globe.


Made possible with a grant from Millicent Bell through the Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation.

 

DOC-DEBUT airs every Saturday at 8pm ET and 8pm PT
Mother: Caring for 7 Billion (Promo)

Mother: Caring for 7 Billion (Promo)

Mother: Caring for 7 Billion breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our most pressing environmental, humanitarian, and social crises -- exponential population growth.
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Mother: Caring for 7 Billion

Mother: Caring for 7 Billion

Mother: Caring for 7 Billion breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our most pressing environmental, humanitarian, and social crises -- exponential population growth.
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Mother: Caring for 7 Billion

Mother: Caring for 7 Billion

Mother: Caring for 7 Billion breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our most pressing environmental, humanitarian, and social crises -- exponential population growth.
Dead Sea Living

Dead Sea Living

Water - a source of life - is also a source of conflict in the middle east. For millennia, the Dead Sea has kept this region alive. But in 50 years some say it could all unravel -- unless a balance is struck between nature, people, and the environment.
Downeast

Downeast

To rescue a rural Maine community from the unemployment line, a Boston businessman hatches a plan to reopen a local plant as a lobster-packing facility. It seems like the perfect solution, until local politics get in the way.
Ballroom Dancer

Ballroom Dancer

Slavik Kryklyvyy, a once legendary World Latin American Dance Champion, has been out of the spotlight for ten years but is determined, with the help of a new partner, to recapture his former glory. Failure is not an option, but success is even more elusive.
The Punk Syndrome

The Punk Syndrome

Never mind the Sex Pistols -- here's Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat, Finland's most kick-ass punk rock band. Its members Pertti, Kari, Toni and Sami, are all mentally handicapped, but they play their music with punk attitude, pride, and a lot of heart.
North of the Sun

North of the Sun

Two crazy young men spent a cold winter on a remote, arctic island off the north coast of Norway. They ate expired food, built a hut out of trash, and braved the freezing waters to surf some of the world's finest waves.
The Highest Pass

The Highest Pass

A modern Indian yogi and guru leads seven motorcycle riders up the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. Along the way, they learn that the highest pass is within.
Afghan Muscles

Afghan Muscles

Get an inside look at Afghanistan's thriving bodybuilding culture -- a sport attracting young men across a country devastated by war and poverty who dream of attaining a better life through muscles.
Another Night on Earth

Another Night on Earth

In endless traffic jams as demonstrators converge on Tahrir Square, taxi drivers and passengers debate about Egypt's present and future.
A Small Act

A Small Act

A young Kenyan's life is changed dramatically when his education is sponsored by a total stranger. Years later, he founds his own scholarship program to replicate the kindness he once received.
The Last Mountain

The Last Mountain

In the valleys of Appalachia a small but passionate group of ordinary citizens tries to stop the devastating practice of mountain top removal by big coal corporations like Massey Energy.
Mongolian Bling

Mongolian Bling

The stars of Mongolia's thriving hip-hop scene rap nationwide with their bitches, cars, and jewels. But beyond the bling lies a failed democracy, and a dying ancient culture.
Untold Desires

Untold Desires

This award-winning film examines the struggle people with disabilities face in their quest to lead sexually fulfilling lives.
Krisis

Krisis

This film about the Greek economic crisis is the culmination of a collective multimedia documentation called "The Prism GR2011" that took place in 2011 by photojournalists using DSLR-video for the first time.
Heart of Jenin

Heart of Jenin

When Ahmed, a 12-year-old Palestinian boy, is tragically killed by Israeli soldiers, his parents turn their sorrow into hope by donating Ahmed's organs to six Israelis whose lives are on the line.
Pop Goes Islam

Pop Goes Islam

This is the real life story of a new Muslim music television channel created in Cairo and three characters aiming to push the limits of Islam.
The Shaman's Apprentice

The Shaman's Apprentice

An inspiring film about ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin and his efforts to preserve the expertise of native healers in the depths of the Amazon rain forest.
Grandma, a Thousand Times

Grandma, a Thousand Times

This poetic documentary puts a feisty Beiruti grandmother at the center of brave film exercises concocted by her grandson to capture and commemorate her many worlds before she dies.
Pit No. 8

Pit No. 8

This documentary film profiles 15-year-old Yura and his sisters who escaped their alcoholic parents, and now must mine for coal in abandoned pits near his Ukrainian hometown to survive.
Karla's Arrival

Karla's Arrival

Meet 19-year-old Sujeylin Aguilar and her baby Karla, who live with a group of kids in a park in Managua, Nicaragua. Can Sujeylin kick her glue habit and provide a better life for her child?
This Is My Picture When I Was Dead

This Is My Picture When I Was Dead

This highly original film looks at the assassination of a top PLO lieutenant and his four-year-old son Bashir and how death isn't the end of one's journey.
El Bulli

El Bulli

Ferran Adrià is widely considered the best, most innovative chef in the world. Each year his restaurant El Bulli closes for six months so he and his team can create the new season's menu. Anything goes -- except repeats.
Prison Island Bastoy

Prison Island Bastoy

This eye-opening doc tells the story of 115 long-time prisoners serving out the last part of their sentences on an island with no jail cells, cameras, or fences -- and guards without weapons.
David Wants to Fly

David Wants to Fly

To meet master film director David Lynch in person and talk to him about filmmaking! A dream come true for young David Sieveking, who first finds himself meeting his idol face-to-face in spring 2006.
Nero's Guests

Nero's Guests

In the past 10 years, 200,000 farmers have committed suicide in India, but the mainstream media hardly reflects this. This is the honest story of the agrarian crisis and growing inequality in India.
Budrus

Budrus

To save his village from destruction by Israel's Separation Barrier, an unlikely community organizer unites Israelis and Palestinians from all political factions with the help of his 15-year-old daughter.
Divine Pig

Divine Pig

Dorus is a pig living in the backyard of a free-range butcher in the Netherlands. Dorus has become a local celebrity, but does the butcher's love for his pig run deeper than his love of pork?
Miscreants of Taliwood

Miscreants of Taliwood

Maverick Super Doc Director George Gittoes is persuaded to become an actor in Pakistan's Pashto Telie Movie industry, but as the drama script hits its punchlines, real life hits meltdown.
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Against all odds, Jim Kook came to the prairie town of Outlook, Saskatchewan, and ran his New Outlook Cafe for forty years until his recent death.
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Meet the brothers Nini and Baba Ling. They grew up in a Chinese-Indian family and now both run successful chinese restaurants by using only the freshest ingredients in their...
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Water - a source of life - is also a source of conflict in the middle east. For millennia, the Dead Sea has kept this region alive. But in...
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Samson, Richard, Samuel, and Stephen Yeh were born in Calcutta and suffered from the aftermath the 1962 Sino-Indian border conflict. Today, the four brothers take turns running the New Embassy...
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In the frontier city of Manaus, on the Amazon River, Taiwan immigrant Jack Sun has been running the Mandarin for thirty years. He came to Brazil when he was a...
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Gaza: Tunnels to Nowhere takes viewers into the highly secret tunnels through which necessary goods are smuggled between Gaza and Egypt.
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Traumatized Haitian women use yoga as a healing tool, and to become empowered within their communities.
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