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Kiev: Art As Protest
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.
In this episode, we follow a Canadian journalist and three artists who are determined to create a new narrative for their city: an award-winning poet, a rock musician who creates a satirical animation series, and an artist-activists who mounts a provocative contemporary art performance.
In Manila, a performance artist, a pole dancer, a rap battle champion, a visual artist and a painter explore the multiple facets of a city now in the grip of a new government engaged in a brutal drug war.
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.
Season 3, Episode 4
Chicago is a city that ranks as one of the richest and most productive in the United States, yet it has a deeply segregated urban landscape and a high murder rate. In its south and west sides, impoverished housing blocks sit beside affluent homes, universities and city stadiums. The year 2016 was the city’s most violent in over two decades with a record of 762 homicides, an increase of 58 percent since 2015.
Season 3, Episode 5
Target killings, terrorist attacks and a skyrocketing crime rate: these are the words usually used to describe Pakistan’s megalopolis Karachi. And up until recently it was considered a lawless land, taken over by gangsters and terrorist groups like the Taliban who assassinated intellectuals and artists.
One of the most significant target killings was the assassination of Sabeen Mahmuud, a feminist and intellectual who founded T2F, one of the few spaces dedicated to creation in Karachi. The case of her assassination remains unsolved.
Two cities, San Francisco and Freetown, brace for climate change using vastly different methodologies.KCET Original
To honor her place and that of her ancestors, Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk helped lead five Native American tribes in an historic campaign to protect the lands surrounding the Bears Ears Buttes in Utah.KCET Original
On childhood trips to Gettysburg, historian Alan Spears learned how our historic sites can reveal a more inclusive version of the complex story of America.KCET Original
Defying a media ban, Eric Campbell goes undercover in the onetime socialist idyll of Venezuela.KCET Original
Jazz Singsanong of Jitlada Thai and Louis Tikaram of E.P. & L.P. transport the palate around the world with the complex flavors of Thai cuisine.KCET Original
Trump declares a national emergency, U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuela and India warns Pakistan over Kashmir attack.
“Power Struggle” chronicles a successful grassroots citizens’ effort to shut down a nuclear power plant in Vermont.
President Trump plans to declare national emergency to fund his border wall, hundreds of militant fighters have surrendered in east Syria and a Kashmir suicide attack kills dozens of Indian security forces.
A 40-year-old father's life is complicated when the mother of his two children moves to New York.
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