Trust Docs | Link TV
"Trust Docs" is a new documentary magazine series in collaboration with the Thomson Reuters Foundation that uncovers under-reported stories around the world. These short documentaries translate headlines into human experiences and cover a range of issues including the effects of war, the fight for refugee rights, struggles to adjust to climate change, housing and land rights, global mental health, changing gender identities, and more.
The women featured in this episode are giving a new meaning to the term “women’s work.”
As rebels hand over weapons, an entire generation of Colombians are emerging from the conflict to rebuild their nation.
A glimpse into the lives of immigrants living in refugee camps reveals their hunger for human rights and an opportunity to start over.
Immigrants around the world face unbelievable challenges on their journey searching for a new place to call home.
Discover how community leaders are adjusting, engaging with the international community and seeking innovative methods to find sustainable ways of living.
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Many communities around the world see disease and mental illness not as something to be treated, but as something to be feared. As a result, many suffering from curable conditions are stigmatized within their communities. But through education and organizing, some people are challenging these stigmas and addressing previously taboo health issues.
Rio de Janeiro has experienced several waves of development in the past century. For Altair Guimaraes the changes have affected him directly. Brought up in a favela, he has been evicted three times as a result of Rio’s developments. As Brazil tries to gain global recognition and increase tourism, locals like Altair are forced to relocate despite property titles. Now, their struggles are becoming a symbol of a global phenomenon.
In the name of environmental restoration, the Ugandan government is expanding the country’s forest reserves in order to sell into the global carbon credit market. But this program comes at a high human cost as the state is displacing long established villages, forcing people to relocate, and jailing those opposing the program.
Women from all over the world are trailblazing through gender barriers in difficult and often dangerous environments. They are defying cultural norms and finding ways to pursue their dreams and change their future. The women featured in this episode are giving a new meaning to the term “women’s work.”
The 52-year Colombian civil war is not ending without leaving deep scars. As rebels hand over weapons, an entire generation of Colombians are emerging from the conflict to rebuild their nation. While some are struggling more than others, many citizens are rolling up their sleeves to clear out the ghosts of war.
More than a political buzzword, refugees are real people with real fears driving their decisions, and they take great risks to protect their families. A glimpse into the lives of immigrants living in refugee camps reveals their hunger for human rights and an opportunity to start over.
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In the stunning documentary Bluefin, director John Hopkins crafts a tale of epic stakes set in the “tuna capital of the world.”KCET Original
The Pomo people have been in California for millennia. This video explores the history of the Pomo people and the fight to keep their traditions alive.KCET Original
"Tending Nature" shines a light on the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California,KCET Original
Behind the scenes of a brutal African conflict, Russia's expansion into Europe and refugees caught fleeing to a better life.
Thousands of travelers are flocking to the Peruvian Amazon to chase the highs of the ayahuasca plant.
In post-revolution Havana, despite a recent opening up of the island, artists struggle to get their work out.
Where exactly is the birthplace of tango?
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