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Mind Over Battle
Since the age of 12, Javier Chavez's life in Los Angeles has been filled with gangs, guns and drugs. But after years of close encounters with death, and serving time in prison, he decided to turn his life around.
Today, Javier helps others cope with the challenges of life outside gangs and prison. He's a counselor at Homeboy Industries, an organization that helps over 10,000 former gang members from across Los Angeles each year.
But as he counsels former gang members, Javier is constantly wrestling with his own demons - his dark past which won't let him go.
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.
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.
Armed with poetry a Palestinian journalists takes on the Gaza siege with nonviolent protest, but will his initiative succeed?
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.
Experience the hidden human side of the 24-hour economy through the eyes of five night-shift workersKCET Original
A documentary about the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy.KCET Original
The 304,000-hectare Patagonia National Park in Chile is being brought back to life as one of the biggest conservation projects in history.KCET Original
The Nobel Peace Prize winner believes that today’s economic system is broken and must be reformed to provide opportunity for all.
A radical experiment in democracy and women’s rights is under way in the old badlands of Islamic State.KCET Original
George crisscrosses Laos to witness a nation entering the modern world.
A young man comes to the rescue of his girlfriend abducted by thieves and brought to Rio de Janeiro.
Saudi Arabia presents debris they claim implicate Iran; a fire at a Liberia school killed 27; Israel completes a second inconclusive election this year; and president Trump rushes to build his border wall.
Pioneers in Sweden and Turkey are striving to protect two of our most valuable remaining ecosystems.
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