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S1 E9: A Cold War Family Reunion

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.

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Vikings Versus Neo-Nazis

A Viking enthusiast confronts a neo-Nazi leader for misappropriating Viking symbols for white supremacist propaganda.

  • 2020-12-08T20:00:00-08:00
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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. 

  • 2020-12-08T20:30:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2020-12-15T20:00:00-08:00
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China: One Child Policy

A group of women go in search of the parents who abandoned them 38 years after China’s controversial one child policy was instituted.

Li Yongguo, a civil servant in eastern China, is on a mission to reunite families forced apart by China's one-child policy. He holds events for parents and children separated after the mass population control scheme began in the late 1970s, collecting DNA samples to match them. 

  • 2020-12-15T20:30:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2020-12-16T04:45:00-08:00
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Saudi Design Queens

Design, the arts and females leading innovation in the cultural field are not things you might associate with Saudi Arabia.

Enter young entrepreneur Basma Bouzo and interior designer Wadha Rashed.

Basma is the co-founder of Saudi Design Week, an event that seeks to foster local talent and create opportunities for designers. She has brought in Wadha to manage the installation of the event.

But running the fair is fraught with challenges in a kingdom steeped in religious patriarchal traditions.

  • 2020-12-22T20:00:00-08:00
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Refugees Got Talent

Mahmoud has been stranded at a Syrian refugee camp in Greece for months. Dealing with the trauma of war and dislocation, depression is spiralling for many residents. He and his friends hatch a plan to lift people's spirits. They decide to organize an exciting TV-style talent show at the camp. 

Hundreds tune in to watch people sing, play instruments and perform sketches on the show, which is broadcast on an internet channel the group already run called refugees.tv. 

  • 2020-12-22T20:30:00-08:00
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Gaza: Between Fire & Sea

Armed with poetry a Palestinian journalists takes on the Gaza siege with nonviolent protest, but will his initiative succeed?

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.  

  • 2020-12-29T20:00:00-08:00
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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.

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