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New Documentary Series Showcases Activism In Progress
Link TV presents a new documentary series telling the stories of individuals creating change in their communities and risking their lives for freedom. In times of uncertainty and rapid change, our mission to engage, educate, and activate viewers has guided us in bringing you films that share the stories behind the headlines and celebrate the achievements of individuals fighting for social justice in the face of climate change and poverty. Below you will find a list of films in this series.
"The Revolutionary Optimists" — Feb. 5
Amlan Ganguly empowers children to become activists and educators, with powerful results. "The Revolutionary Optimists" follows him as he brings this concept to the brick fields where children live and work in unimaginable conditions. Using street theater, puppetry, and dance as their weapons, the children in Calcutta's slums have cut their neighborhoods' malaria and diarrhea rates in half, and turned former garbage dumps into playing fields.
"The Undocumented" - Feb. 12
"The Undocumented" tells the story of the migrants who die while crossing an unforgiving desert in search of a better life. The film weaves a man's search for his missing father, the medical investigators who work to identify all bodies found in the desert, and the families who see those bodies for the last time when they return in coffins.
"The Island President" - Feb. 19
"The Island President" lifts the issue of global warming out of the theoretical and into the personal. President Mohamed Nasheed is trying to prevent 385,000 people from drowning. His nation of 1,200 low-lying islands, the Maldives, is sinking into the Indian Ocean as sea levels rise due to global warming.
"The Graduates" - Feb. 26
This two-part, bilingual documentary explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six Latino and Latina adolescents from across the United States, offering first-hand perspectives on the barriers they have to overcome in order to make their dreams come true.
Top image: Still from "Revolutionary Optimists."
Many treatable health issues are plagued with taboos that prevent people from seeking treatment.0
The South L.A. Transit Empowerment Zone, or Slate-Z, has been racking up victories in funding economic opportunity programs since receiving designation last year as a Promise Zone.1
Twenty-two years ago, Studio City's Daichan served up L.A.'s first poke bowl. Today, it continues to introduce customers to Japanese soul food.1
A beautifully simple dish that brings together the freshness of the sea with the delicious taste of garlic, shio koji and lemon over the grill. Perfect for easy going barbecues.1
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