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Jerusalem: Artists Fighting for Their Own Truth
Season 2, Episode 2
As one of the oldest cities in the world and of significance to followers of all three major religions, Jerusalem is constantly on edge. It is segregated into two distinct parts, East and West. In the streets, 18-year-old soldiers patrol the city with guns. Artists in both parts of the city are using art to find and fight for their own truth and bring about peace amid the regular eruptions of violence.
In this episode, we follow a Canadian comedian who uses satire to provoke and challenge, a dancer who improvises performances in the streets, a visual artist whose work interrogates relations between people and the notion of land, a dance collective bridging the gap between the religious and secular worlds, and a female hip-hop artist who sings about political realities. In their unique ways, each one keeps hope alive by carving out a space for their art in the city.
Featuring: Tzafira Stern, Mirna Bamieh, Rabbi Hananya Schwartz and the Ka’et Ensemble, Maysa Daw of DAM, and Avi Zimmerman.
Season 3, Episode 6
Since the democratic election of the Law and Justice Party in 2015, Poland is divided between liberals and ultra-conservatives. The country is moving away from the orbit of Western Europe and returning to a past defined by family, church and home.
In some instances, it is also moving towards a future that echoes elements of its dark history. Antisemitism on the rise and a wave of ultranationalism is sweeping the country.
Season 1, Episode 1
Beirut is a battle-scarred city that has survived military invasions and civil war. Currently it struggles with a Muslim and Christian divide, the influx of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees and has Isis looming over their country’s northern border. Still, Beirut is considered the cultural hub of the Middle East. Reverberating with the sounds of musicians, performers and activists as well as hosting one of the best nightlife scenes in the world, Beirut is an enigma.
Season 1, Episode 2
In a city on the divide between Russia and Europe, the art of protest stands against war and corruption. Kiev has a government that ignores its citizens and responds to demonstrators with violent measures. Now, artists and activists are spearheading the fight to claim Ukrainian cultural identity.
Season 1, Episode 3
Amid the chaos and confusion from Greece's financial meltdown, artists from all corners of Athens are gathering to protect Athenian culture through the power of their art. In this episode, four artists show how they are fighting to counteract the bleak outlook of their urban landscape: iNO, the city's only incognito graffiti artist; photographer Panagiotis Maidis; electro-pop group Kid Flicks formed by Nickos Dervisis; and film and television producer Theo Simantirakis.
Season 1, Episode 4
In Port-au-Prince; a radio host, a photographer, a Rabòday singer and a creole rapper showcase the emerging and subversive sounds and images of Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.
Explore takes us up-close and personal with brown bears living in Alaska’s Katmai National Park.KCET Original
U.K.-U.S. relationship becomes strained over Trump criticism found in leaked documents; U.S. general calls for international military coalition for protection from Iran; Hong Kong leader fails to convince critics that she killed extradition bill.KCET Original
The British ambassador to the U.S. resigns; Iran scorns Washington’s call to comply with the 2015 nuclear deal; France denies that it has breached a U.N. arms embargo; House Democrats condemn government’s treatment of children at the border.KCET Original
A documentary about the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy.KCET Original
"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.KCET Original
In Los Angeles, a former gang member who helps others break away from violence and drug addiction, has his own battles.
A controversial spy is lauded by some for fighting terrorism and derided by others who claim she finds terror plots where none exist.
Mehdi Hasan challenges the spokesperson for Narendra Modi's BJP and debates whether foreign ISIL fighters should be repatriated.
About 800 determined young Chinese men and women pile aboard a ship to witness the marriages of nine LGBT couples.
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