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An inspiring documentary series by Al Jazeera English that brings world issues into focus through compelling human stories.

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The Island Reunion

Close to the Arctic ocean, a tribal council leader is working to reunite her tribe that was forced to split due to the Cold War.

  • 2020-01-27T23:30:00-08:00
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India's Sound System Revolution

Indian musician Taru Dalmia is convinced his reggae sounds can play a role in political activism, and decides it's time to act when a wave of protests erupts at universities across India.  

  • 2020-01-28T19:00:00-08:00
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Rooftop Rebels

Airin and her friends are rooftoppers in Hong Kong. They refuse to play by the rules and sneak to the top of the city’s soaring skyscrapers. But their high-rise antics are not just for thrills.

Two years after the pro-democracy "Umbrella Movement" was cleared from the streets, many young people are in a state of despair.

They are anxious about their futures — from unaffordable housing and wealth inequality to the growing influence of Mainland China.

  • 2020-01-28T19:30:00-08:00
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Pigeon Battles of Cairo

An Egyptian pigeon fighter is determined to beat a rival neighborhood in his final duel before family pressure forces him to quit.

  • 2020-02-03T23:30:00-08:00
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The Trek

In 2015, more than 500,000 refugees arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos in Europe's biggest immigration crisis since World War II. For many of them, their final destination is Germany.

Despite the risks, Abdulrahman Osman and his wife, Kraiz, decided that they should attempt the dangerous journey together with their four children - joining the masses of refugees entering Europe.

  • 2020-02-04T19:00:00-08:00
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The Island Revolution

Close to the Arctic Circle, lie two remote islands. They are only about four kilometers apart, but they are separated by an invisible border known as the "Ice Curtain". Little Diomede is part of the United States. Big Diomede is part of Russia. During the Cold War, the Inupiat tribe living on both islands was torn apart. In 1948, the Soviets moved the residents of Big Diomede to mainland Russia.

  • 2020-02-04T19:30:00-08:00
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Surviving Venezuela

Far away from Venezuela's capital Caracas lies a coastal town struggling to feed itself. Cradled in the Gulf of Paria, the town survives on fishing, but almost everything else is smuggled to its shores from neighboring Trinidad.

With no end in sight to the country's political and economic crises under President Nicolas Maduro, Jhan Lopez is growing more desperate by the day. 

  • 2020-02-10T23:30:00-08:00
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Dreamer Mums: Divided by U.S. Deportation

Yolanda Varona was separated from her children when she was deported from the U.S. to Mexico. In Tijuana, she founded the support group Dreamer Moms to help other deported mothers. This is the story of her fight to reunite with her family.

  • 2020-02-11T19:00:00-08:00
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Children of the FARC

After more than half a century of fighting against the Colombian state, the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) laid down its arms to become a political party after a peace deal was signed in 2016. With the prospect of long-term peace, FARC is finally allowing its remaining 7,000 fighters to have children.

Both Diana and Yorly joined FARC as teenagers and will soon leave it as mothers. But as they prepare to welcome children into a new Colombia, their comrades are still being killed by paramilitaries.

  • 2020-02-11T19:30:00-08:00
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Deportees Welcome

Recently deported from the U.S. a teenager lives in fear of the MS-13 gang and longs for home, but discovers El Salvador’s booming call center industry.

  • 2020-02-17T23:30:00-08:00
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Migrant Dreams

Each year, tens of thousands of migrant workers travel to Singapore hoping for a better life. When the economy was booming, those promises were largely fulfilled. But as a global recession takes hold, horror stories are emerging.

Watch Part 2 of this story here.

  • 2020-02-18T19:00:00-08:00
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Broadband Bruce

Maskwacis is an impoverished Canadian community grappling with addiction, unemployment and suicide.

  • 2020-02-18T19:30:00-08:00
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