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Warsaw: Art Fighting Ultranationalism
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.
In response, artists in Warsaw are confronting the tide of right-wing nationalism, forcing the city’s residents to look in the mirror at this precarious period in time. In this episode, we encounter Maria Peszek, a singersongwriter whose lyrics are sexually liberated and anti-religious; Liliana Piskorska, a performance artist using her body to challenge society’s discrimination of LGBTQ communities; and Michael Rubenfeld, a Polish-Canadian theatre artist; in their unique ways, these artists are battling the aggressive nationalism that threatens to take over their city.
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.
Season 1, Episode 5
After two decades of violence and corruption under the reign of the largest cocaine drug cartel operation in history, Medellín, Colombia awakens to the sights, sounds and colors of an urban renaissance crafted by a group of creative entrepreneurs, artists and visionary city planners defying street wars.
Explore takes us up-close and personal with brown bears living in Alaska’s Katmai National Park.KCET Original
A documentary about the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy.KCET Original
Police arrest the captain of Iranian tanker seized by the British Navy; U.N. votes to investigate Duterte’s war on drugs; French Senate approves a tax on tech giants; and Argentinian forensic teams work to identify those killed in the ‘70s and ‘80s.KCET Original
Turkey receives the first shipment of the Russian S-400 missile defense system, eight West African nations agree to adopt a shared currency, Donald Trump's labor secretary Alexander Acosta resigns.KCET Original
China and the United States are the world’s two biggest CO2 emitters, but what approach are these countries’ governments taking in the fight against climate change?KCET Original
Britain’s foreign secretary issues a stern warning to Iran over tanker seizure; Dutch Supreme Court says state is partially responsible for the massacre of Muslim men in Srebrenica; and Taiwan to consider giving asylum to protesters fleeing Hong Kong.
The attempt to identify human remains found in Arizona's Sonora Desert underscores the plight of illegal immigrants attempting to enter the United States.
Trump says the U.S. has shot down an Iranian drone; members of Congress receive growing threats; and an arson attack on an animation studio kills at least 33 people in Japan.
The W.H.O. declares the DRC ebola outbreak an international health emergency; a Turkish diplomat is shot dead in Iraq; Puerto Rico’s governor says he’s staying despite violent protests; and El Chapo sentenced to life in a top-secret prison.
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