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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.
She runs what she calls the "shark tank", one of the largest independent databases of Facebook accounts and comments that is tracking 15 million accounts propagating disinformation on social media and that are used to control debate globally.
While she lobbies for social media giants to become more accountable abroad, she is facing legal battles at home, with her government trying to jail her, shut her outlet down and silence dissent.
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.
A former Somali refugee who is now a rising American model is forced to navigate a demanding New York fashion world and family expectations.
Armed with poetry a Palestinian journalists takes on the Gaza siege with nonviolent protest, but will his initiative succeed?
Vivien starts a food movement using heirloom seeds native to Palestine but is it sustainable?
Oula has run a mobile library in the Nordic Arctic for 40 years, but as retirement looms the future of the bus is uncertain.
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.
An Egyptian pigeon fighter is determined to beat a rival neighborhood in his final duel before family pressure forces him to quit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A loving and insightful portrait of two transgender siblings — Luca and Ren — and their parents, set in the changing social climate following the 2016 presidential election.KCET Original
Heather McTeer Toney addresses how we must embrace climate action as the social justice issue of our time, and tear down old stereotypes so that we can build sustainable and resilient alliances to fight effectively together and affirm our common humanity.KCET Original
“5 Broken Cameras” is a deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements.
Gospel music would not be what it is today if not for the impact left by Los Angeles in the late 60’s and early 70’s, a time defined by political movements across the country.KCET Original
Acclaimed director Rodney Evans ("Brother to Brother" and "The Happy Sad") takes viewers on a personal journey as he ponders how the deterioration of his vision will impact his life and work as a filmmaker.
A blazingly original drama about how a boy and a cylinder full of explosives can overcome any obstacles life puts in their way.
Bangkok's future seems paralyzed by political upheaval, but social instability hasn't undermined the locals' fierce will to better their city.
When Helena publicly criticizes the supporters for their lack of enthusiasm, supporter-inchief Gunnar declares war on Helena and the club.