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  • Syrian photographer Hrair Sarkissian photographed the places where he witnessed public executions taking place during his childhood.
  • Encountering new extremes of wealth and poverty, altitude and freezing cold, Monty Python star Michael Palin brings his unique brand of wit and wisdom with him as he travels across the roof of the world. Traveling through this awe-inspiring scenery, including rich flora and fauna and dizzying switchback mountain roads, Michael visits the region's cities and makes detours to places -- and...

  • Teta Fatima is the 83-year old matriarch of the Kaabour family and the sharp-witted queen bee of an old Beiruti quarter. With great intimacy, this film documents her larger-than-life character as she combats the silence of her once-buzzing house as well as her imaginings of what awaits her beyond death.
  • ... around the world to discover the selfless acts of others. Witness the challenge of change in its various forms from the Middle East to ...
  • ... of wild mountain gorillas; sail through the Bahamas and witness dolphins at play; and watch endangered pandas melt hearts at the ...
  • This harrowing documentary follows one Guatemalan woman during her three-year battle to hold her sister's killer accountable. She encounters many obstacles: a police record that is missing, a judge who is accused of killing his own wife, and witnesses who are too afraid to testify. In the end, Rebeca emerges as a leader in her community with a message for others: justice is possible.

  • ... communities hit the hardest. According to Global Witness , at least 116 environmentalists were killed last year — more than ... Watch an interview with Billy Kyte, campaigner for Global Witness and author of their new report, "How Many More?" "Democracy ...
  • Where do art and social justice meet? From early roles in films like "Bob Roberts" and "Five Corners" to her award-winning roles in plays including "Wit" and "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches," to her current starring role in the award-winning Showtime series "The Affair," Kathleen Chalfant is one of the most acclaimed actresses in the U.S. She has also been an outspoken advocate on...

  • ... to create art to galvanize community involvement. We also witness performances in Guatemala from Teatro Jornalero Sin Fronteras (Day ...
  • ... in Latin from Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and witness powerful, live studio performances by Joanne Shenandoah and a ...

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