What in the World: Israel

A hard-hitting television documentary series that seeks to raise greater public awareness of global economic inequalities and human rights violations.

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Cameroon

This episode of "What In the World" investigates the modern phenomenon of soccer slavery in which many young footballers trafficked out of Africa have been left to fend for themselves on the streets of European cities.

Mexico

Due to its geographical location, Juarez is a major staging point in the trafficking of drugs to the US. It is also one of the world's most violent cities as drug cartels fight their turf wars there, murdering both gang members and innocent civilians with equal barbarity.

Congo

At the heart of Africa, the Congo for many people will always be associated with Joseph Conrad’s early twentieth-century novel "Heart of Darkness," a title that has become a by-word for the country. And for Benjamin and David, two former child soldiers, and Funaha held as a sex slave by one of the many militias that continue to terrorize the country, that metaphor remains a daily reality. The film explores how this seemingly never-ending conflict impacts on the people of North Kivu.

East Timor

For over 24 years, East Timor (now known as Timor Leste) endured a crushing occupation inflicted on them by neighboring Indonesia on the pretext of the fight against communism. The war was brought to a controversial conclusion in 1999. However, trauma from that period lives on as evidenced by the testimonies of Nelson Belo, Gregorio Saldanha and Pascal Oliveira, survivors of the infamous 1991 Santa Cruz Massacre. This film recalls the trauma of Timor Leste on the 10th anniversary of its independence.

Ethiopia

Indris Seid Yimer and Emyet Assen Woraki’s lives have been utterly transformed in the last thirty years. In 1984, they, their families and their community were engulfed in famine and devastation, a famine memorably described by BBC journalist Michael Buerk as “the closest thing to hell on Earth.” Set in the Wollo area, the epicenter of the 1984 famine, the film tells their story. Other contributions featured are from people like entrepreneur Samuel Alemu and financier Ermyas Amelga. It also showcases the hauntingly beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site in Lalibela.