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Port-Au-Prince: Art As Rebirth
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.
Season 2, Episode 3
Lagos, the largest city in Africa and an economic powerhouse, is characterized by extreme social inequalities, frequent power cuts and a rapidly increasing population. In the rest of Nigeria, political upheavals, including the militant insurgency of Boko Haram and a drop in oil production in the country’s oil sector, are among some of the challenges facing the government of Mohammadu Buhari, elected in 2015. Lagos, and its exploding art scene, is where these realities are brought to the fore of people’s consciousness.
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.
The realities of milk production are forcing dairy communities across the globe to rethink the dairy production process.KCET Original
The UN says a humanitarian tragedy is unfolding in northwestern Syria; the top Iranian official tests the waters for talks with the U.S. as tensions escalate; and Sudanese protestors remove most of their barricades as demanded by the military.KCET Original
Economist Arthur Laffer and author Anand Giridharadas discuss inequality, billionaires and oligarchy in the U.S.KCET Original
A documentary about the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy.KCET Original
Roy explores the power of cooking to rehabilitate those on the margins of society and the organizations taking a chance on those who need it most.KCET Original
Modi’s BJP party claims victory in Indian election; the U.S. confirms it is sending more troops to the Middle East; and U.S. unveils 18 criminal charges against Julian Assange.
A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French Revolution.
Areas of Jakarta are on lockdown after protests over the presidential election results; The Pentagon is considering sending 5,000 troops to the Middle East; and U.S. President Trump loses a bid to block the release of his banking records.
"earthrise" looks at some innovative methods of sustainable farming and food production as climate change intensifies.
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