New Documentary Series Showcases Activism In Progress | Link TV
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."
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