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"Resilient Cities" is an International Emmy® Award-nominated arts documentary series that uncovers the underground arts scene of chaotic cities recovering from major traumas: long term war, political unrest, natural disasters or economic meltdown.
Season 2, Episode 4
Cuba is a multi-layered, complex, culturally-rich island, known primarily for the 1953 revolution of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. The revolution, America’s subsequent trade embargo and the economic struggles that the island faced has had a notable impact on the kind of art that was created. Much of it was inspired by a sense of cohesion and unity, with Cuban artists promoting the belief that socialism would work. More recently, and in the context of renewed normalization of relations between the U.S.
Season 2, Episode 5
Manila, a giant Asian metropolis with traffic-laden roads, towering skyscrapers and sprawling informal settlements, has become a dangerous place. Rodrigo Duterte was elected president of the Philippines in June 2016, vowing to crack down on the drug trade. Since then, extrajudicial killings have led to the deaths of over 3500 people by vigilantes; his approach is reminiscent of the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, who ruled from 1965 to 1986.
Season 3, Episode 1
Mexico City, a massive, sprawling metropolis and home to over 21 million inhabitants, is the capital of a country that has become notorious for drug-‐related violence. The ‘drug war’ as it is widely known, officially launched in 2006, had initially the support of communities who were tired of gun battles, execution-style murders and police corruption.
Season 3, Episode 2
Kenya is well known internationally for its sandy beaches and wide‐open savannahs that attract foreign tourists every year. But behind the picture perfect postcard hides a bleak reality.
Season 3, Episode 3
Indonesia, where the national motto is “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” or “Unity in Diversity,” is home to both the world’s largest Muslim majority as well as six additional religions. The country has had a difficult history under the 32-year dictatorship of General Suharto whose repressive and corrupt militarized rule led to the deaths of hundred thousand.
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Liraz, Chancha Via Circuito, KOHINOORGASM, Ry X, Nosizwe, DESERT and O Terno.KCET Original
In the stunning documentary Bluefin, director John Hopkins crafts a tale of epic stakes set in the “tuna capital of the world.”KCET Original
The Pomo people have been in California for millennia. This video explores the history of the Pomo people and the fight to keep their traditions alive.KCET Original
"Tending Nature" shines a light on the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California,KCET Original
Behind the scenes of a brutal African conflict, Russia's expansion into Europe and refugees caught fleeing to a better life.
Thousands of travelers are flocking to the Peruvian Amazon to chase the highs of the ayahuasca plant.
In post-revolution Havana, despite a recent opening up of the island, artists struggle to get their work out.
Where exactly is the birthplace of tango?
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