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Nairobi: Art Disrupting 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.
In 2007 politically motivated ethnic violence spread across the country following a contested election, leaving over one thousand people dead. These ethnic tensions still persist today. The country’s current government, led by the son of Kenya’s first president, is said to be one of the most corrupt in its history, with the country reportedly losing a third of its state budget to corruption every year.
In Nairobi, a city characterized by extremes of wealth and poverty, some artists are fed up of the status quo and are using their art to break through the stagnation that characterizes a political class, which has hardly changed since 1963. This episode follows Anjali Nayar, a Canadian filmmaker who has made Kenya her home; Godfrey Mwampembwa, a political satirist whose caricatures, published in the daily newspaper, poke fun at the excesses of the government; Muthoni Ndonga, a musician whose recently released single is a sharp indictment of corruption in the country; and Sylvester Barasa, a contemporary dancer with polio, determined to carve out a place for himself despite the absence of infrastructure and social support.
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.
Michael Pollan shares his luminous insights from what began as investigative reportage and became a very personal interior journey into the mystery of consciousness.KCET Original
A documentary about the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy.KCET Original
Native herbalism has a long history and continues to be practiced today. This video explores a holistic approach to health and how the environment can inform healthy living.KCET Original
The attempt to identify human remains found in Arizona's Sonora Desert underscores the plight of illegal immigrants attempting to enter the United States.KCET Original
Cyclone Idai kills hundreds in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, tougher gun laws are expected in New Zealand within 10 days and Parliament blocks Theresa May from submitting a new Brexit plan unless she changes is significantly.KCET Original
Mads has to defend the police's handling of the hostage crisis in Nova Bank. He digs deeper and find that the bank forced the carpenter into bankruptcy.
In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, two young women host a design event that is pushing boundaries of art and tradition.
In an "UpFront" special, we ask his former policy adviser and his personal aide about the man and his policies.
A concrete dome that holds a leaking time bomb.
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