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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. 

  • 2020-02-24T23:30:00-08:00
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School of Fighters

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

  • 2020-02-25T19:00:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2020-02-25T19:30:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2020-03-02T23:30:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2020-03-03T19:00:00-08:00
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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?

  • 2020-03-03T19:30:00-08:00
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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. 

  • 2020-03-10T00:30:00-07:00
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Sudan Drones

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

  • 2020-03-10T20:00:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2020-03-10T20:30:00-07:00
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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.  

India's Female Cops

Hundreds of women's police stations have been set up across India to combat domestic abuse and sexual violence, following the Delhi rape case in December 2012. 

Parmila Dalal is second-in-command at the women's police station in Sonipat, in the northern state of Haryana. Every day she has to deal with the cases the public bring to her. 

  • 2020-03-17T20:00:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2020-03-17T20:30:00-07:00
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