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Episode Guide: Link Voices 2021

A man in civilian clothes looks at another man wearing an army uniform and resting a rifle in his arm. | "When Lambs Become Lions"

The original documentary series "Link Voices" makes its return to Link TV on Jan. 8 with a compelling mix of films that tell stories from across the globe.

This season debuts with a look into the life and legacy of Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti in “Finding Fela.” Other films include a glimpse into world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s eclectic group of touring musicians, the 1968 Olympic Games silent protest that sparked a movement, a transgender man's path to parenthood and an Indigenous family’s fight for justice. Funding for the series is provided by grants from Alec Rhodes and other Link TV donors.

Tune in every Friday, beginning Jan. 8, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV. Each film will stream online for 14 days, beginning seven days before the broadcast.

See below for the full lineup.

Finding Fela (2014) – Jan. 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Trailer for "Finding Fela."
Link Voices: Finding Fela (Preview)

"Finding Fela" is a music and dance-filled documentary film by Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, about the life of pioneering musician Fela Kuti. Kuti’s “Afrobeat” music was a vehicle for messages of pride and defiance against Nigeria's repressive government, particularly its brutal police, in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Bias (2015) – Jan. 15 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Trailer for "Bias."
Link Voices: Bias (Preview)

In this timely documentary about race, gender and other biases, award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Hauser highlights the nature of implicit bias. Through exposing her own biases, she takes an honest look at the grip it holds on our social and professional lives and what it will take to induce change.

The American Nurse (2013) – Jan. 22 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Trailer for "The American Nurse."
Link Voices: The American Nurse (Preview)

As our nurses struggle on the frontlines with the ravages of Covid, this documentary delves into the lives of five nurses whose work puts them at the forefront of some of the biggest issues facing America — aging, war, poverty, and prisons. It’s a celebration and examination of some of the most important people who work tirelessly for our benefit, every single day.

Walking on Water (2019) – Jan. 29 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Hundreds of people stand on artist Christo's art installation "The Floating Piers," a yellow, three kilometer walkway, on Italy's Lake Iseo. | From "Walking on Water"

Celebrated artist Christo consummates his huge and logistically complex installation "The Floating Piers" on Italy's Lake Iseo.

The Stand: How One Gesture Shook the World (2020) – Feb. 5 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Track and field athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists at the medal podium in a Black Power salute at the 1968 Summer Olympics. | "The Stand"

Before “taking a knee," there was another iconic gesture that got sportsmen in trouble for mixing politics and sport. Through intimate interviews with the participants and witnesses, this documentary is a revealing exploration into the circumstances that led runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos to a historic moment at the 1968 Olympics.

Dina (2017) – Feb. 12 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Dina and her partner Scott exchange a kiss on a doorstep. | From "Dina"

Dina, an eccentric and outspoken suburban woman, and Scott, a Walmart door greeter, navigate their evolving relationship in this unconventional love story. Both are on the autism spectrum.

Residente (2017) – Feb. 19 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Latin American artist Rene Perez stands off to the side as he audio records a traditional performance. | From "Residente"

After taking a DNA test, Latin America's most decorated artist, Rene Perez, embarks on a global adventure to trace the footsteps of his ancestors and record his latest album.

Sex, Drugs & Bicycles (2019) – Feb. 26 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

A man peers into a shop in which lingerie-wearing women linger by the shop windows. | From "Sex, Drugs & Bicycles"

Filmmaker Jonathan Blank takes an entertaining and humorous look at Social Democracy in the Netherlands, where universal healthcare and education, LGBTQ equality, free speech laws and animal rights are just business as usual.

All That’s Missing (2018) – Mar. 5 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

This poignant and creative Iranian documentary is about two women who have both been diagnosed with breast cancer. One dies after a long battle with the disease, while the other fully recovers and engages in charity, raising awareness among cancer patients.

When Lambs Become Lions (2018) – Mar. 12 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

A man in civilian clothes looks at another man wearing an army uniform and resting a rifle in his arm. | "When Lambs Become Lions"

In the Kenyan bush, a small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade. When he turns to his younger cousin, a conflicted wildlife ranger who hasn’t been paid in months, they both see a possible lifeline.

To End a War (2017) – Mar. 19 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Colombian soldiers sit in many rows. | From "To End a War"

Since 2012 the Colombian Government and FARC have held Peace Talks in Cuba. With unprecedented access to both political leaders, this intimate, insightful documentary by renowned British filmmaker Marc Silver, goes behind the scenes during this profound moment in history.

Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth (2019) – Mar. 26 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

A pregnant transgender man looks pensively toward the sea while holding his dog on a leash. | From "Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth"

In this touching and astonishing documentary, filmmaker Jeanie Finlay documents a transgender man's path to parenthood after he decides to carry his child himself.

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2015) – Apr. 2 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Yo-Yo Ma leans against a wall of glass showing a reflection of the sea. | From "The Music of Strangers"

In this uplifting documentary, Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville follows cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, an eclectic group of musicians who tour worldwide.

Night School (2016) – Apr. 9 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Night school student Melissa intently writes on a piece of paper in an empty computer lab. | From "Night School"

Indianapolis has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the country. For adult learners, a high school diploma could be a life-changing achievement. The pursuit of a diploma is fraught with the challenges of daily life and also the broader systemic roadblocks faced by many low-income Americans, including wages and working conditions.

We Will Stand Up (2019) – Apr. 16 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Member of Colten Boushie's family look stoicly into the camera, one of the holding up his picture. | From "We Will Stand Up"

A profound and deeply moving documentary about the tragic story of Colten Boushie, a young native Cree man shot and killed by a farmer who is found not guilty of murder in rural Saskatchewan in 2016. A tragic story about systemic racism in Canada.

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