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Mother of the Earth
"Mother of the Earth" takes a look at Hayedeh Shirzadi and her husband's attempts to put an end to the dumping and burial of urban garbage in their city. Due to their hard work and ingenuity, 100% of the city of Kermanshah's garbage is now recycled and the bio waste is made into organic fertilizers. Shirzadi studied recycling in Germany. She returned to Iran in order to clean up the environment, to stop the destruction of arable land, and to curb air and water pollution.
The West African country of Mali is a birthplace of the blues, a musical tradition later carried by the transatlantic slave trade to America's cotton fields. Yet today, the music and musicians of Mali are in grave danger. As fundamentalist Islam and sharia law become more widespread, dance and secular music are prohibited, musical instruments are destroyed, and musicians are forced to flee their homeland.
Herman Wallace spent 41 years in a 6-by-9-foot cell in Louisiana, making him the the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in the United States. Imprisoned in 1967 for a robbery he admits, he was subsequently sentenced to life for a killing he vehemently denied. Herman was released in 2013 and died of liver cancer within days. "Herman's House" is a moving account of the remarkable expression his struggle found in an unusual project proposed by artist Jackie Sumell.
Under a dank bridge in Kabul, Afghanistan — the country with the world’s highest rate of opium production and addiction — a squalid group of drug addicts is getting high or fiending for their next fix. Former child bride and self-proclaimed badass Laila offers salvation by inviting these lost souls to the detox clinics she runs with her brother, himself a recovered addict. Fearless and relentless in the face of a corrupt and chaotic society, Laila brings love, hope and the Narcotics Anonymous program to these victims of the global addiction epidemic.
Sonia Warshawski, a Holocaust survivor, is served an eviction notice for her tailor shop, which has thrived for 35 years. She must choose between setting up a new shop or retiring.
A documentary about the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy.KCET Original
Turkish forces cross the border into northern Syria; two people are shot dead in Germany; and thousands of protestors lead a national strike against Ecuador’s government.KCET Original
Turkey pounds Kurdish forces in northeast Syria; Two businessmen who helped President Trump’s lawyer are arrested; Indigenous protestors in Ecuador capture eight police officers; Iranian women are allowed to watch a football match in a stadium for the firKCET Original
This documentary charts the 70-year search for an effective vaccine against the complex disease.
Doron joins his old team for a covert strike, but the plan quickly goes off the rails.KCET Original
Alf investigates the tragic basement case, which turns out to have a connection to the mysterious kingpin Marco.
Amal determines to martyr herself to avenge her husband.
Lebanon's government seeks to ease nationwide protests, passing a waft of reforms, but demonstrators say they won't give up until the cabinet resigns.
Lebanon's prime minister sets a 72-hour deadline for political leaders to back his economic reforms as protests grip the country.
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