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S1 E17: The Reluctant Vigilante

The Reluctant Vigilante

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

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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.

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. 

Peru Mighty Inca Woman

A single-mother strives to become one of the few women porters on the Inca Trail so as to offer her daughter a safe life away from violence.

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.  

  • 2019-09-03T20:00:00-07:00
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War On Truth

Filipino journalist and TIME Person of the year battles the forces manipulating social media giants to undermine democracies worldwide.

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.

  • 2019-09-10T20:00:00-07:00
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The Husband School

Witness follows Pidia as he runs The Husband School, a course aiming to teach the men of rural Sierra Leone to overcome the legacy of sexual war crimes and treat their wives with respect and dignity.

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.

  • 2019-09-17T20:00:00-07:00
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