The Island Revolution | Link TV
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. Their relatives on Little Diomede remained.
Now, more than two decades since their last reunion, Frances Sistook Ozenna, a tribal coordinator on Little Diomede, is attempting to reunite her people with their Russian relatives.
"I've heard stories a long time ago about how there was interaction between the villages before the Ice Curtain," she says. "I think about how my grandparents must have felt when they separated them. That must have been a big grief for them to lose that connection."
Bringing their Russian relatives to Little Diomede has been as challenging as thawing volatile U.S.-Russia relations. They must secure visas for the U.S., and also navigate treacherous storms in order to reach the remote island. However, conscious that it may be the last opportunity for the tribe's few remaining elders, Frances and the community are determined to make the reunion happen.
The leader of a controversial vigilante group fights for legitimacy in a crime-riddled South African community. But at what cost?
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard shoots down an American drone; The U.S. Senate votes to block the President from selling arms sales to Saudi Arabia; and protestors try to storm Georgia’s parliament.KCET Original
A controversial spy is lauded by some for fighting terrorism and derided by others who claim she finds terror plots where none exist.KCET Original
Roy takes a head-on look at efforts to heal the social and economic wounds of Watts, acknowledging one of the oldest communities in Los Angeles as a mirror into ourselves and our future.KCET Original
Off the coast of California, the disappearing abalone population is raising flags about ocean health and the lasting impact of rising sea temperatures, acidification and pollution.KCET Original
Roy journeys from L.A. to Orange County to discover how non-profit innovators are tackling the problem of food waste.KCET Original
Kushner launches $50 billion formula for peace in the Middle East; Trump warns of overwhelming retaliation to any Iran attack; anger grows over the mistreatment of migrant children; and the U.N. says the world is on a course for a climate apartheid.
Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran and its supreme leader; and Kushner is confident in the “deal of the century” despite Palestinian protests.
Alf's ex and journalist, Mia Hrmansen, has been digging up dirt on Energreen for sometime and is almost ready to release information on thier shady practices.
The leader of a controversial vigilante group fights for legitimacy in a crime-riddled South African community.
- 1 of 8
- next ›