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S1 E30: Pigeon Battles of Cairo

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.

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2019-11-03T00:00:00-07:00

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The Reluctant Vigilante

The leader of a controversial vigilante group fights for legitimacy in a crime-riddled South African community. But at what cost?

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.

  • 2020-05-26T20:00:00-07:00
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Broadband Bruce

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

  • 2020-05-26T20:30:00-07:00
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Sudan Drones

Two young inventors in Sudan pursue tech innovation to combat desertification amidst sanctions, war and destruction.

School of Fighters

A young Indian teenager challenges her family and conservative community to compete in the national vovinam martial arts championships.

  • 2020-06-02T20:00:00-07:00
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China's Fake Boyfriend

Under immense pressure to get married, Li Chenxi rents a fake boyfriend to keep her parents happy during a trip home for Chinese New Year.

  • 2020-06-02T20:30:00-07:00
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Boko Haram Catcher

Among the thousands of hunters enlisted by the Nigerian army to track and capture Boko Haram fighters, one stands out from the crowd.

  • 2020-06-09T20:00:00-07:00
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When Time Stopped at Sea

It's been a year since Jamal's youngest son vanished without a trace.

Equipped with the skills he gained from Saddam Hussein's secret service, Jamal must reconstruct his son's last known steps taken during the height of the refugee crisis.

The search takes Jamal from Turkey to Greece but key information is shrouded in bureaucracy and ambiguity. And now the clock is ticking with an offer of relocation for the rest of his family to Europe.

Will Jamal's search for his son, Bakeer, get him the answers that can help his family to move forward?

  • 2020-06-16T20:30:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2020-06-23T20:00:00-07:00
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War On Truth

Facebook and other social media giants are being manipulated by governments and corporations, weakening democracies.

No country epitomises the consequences of this battle more so than the Philippines.

And no individual personifies the struggle against it more so than Maria Ressa.

Maria is the editor of Rappler, a digital news outlet that flourished under Facebook, and she now says is being crushed by it as the government uses it to shut down its critics.

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