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WIDE ANGLE’s Time for School returns to Afghanistan

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WIDE ANGLE’s Time for School returns to Afghanistan

WIDE ANGLE’s award-winning 12-year documentary project, Time for School, returns in 2009 with visits to seven classrooms in seven countries to offer a glimpse into the lives of seven extraordinary children who are struggling to get what nearly all American kids take for granted: a basic education.

Posted: September 2, 2009 16:14   Comments: 1
PBS Wide Angle: Once upon a coup

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PBS Wide Angle: Once upon a coup

PBS WIDE ANGLE's film "Once Upon a Coup" investigates the inner workings of a coup attempt in the tiny West African country of Equatorial Guinea. Discovery of a vast underwater oil reserve there caught the attention of the U.S., China and more.

Posted: August 26, 2009 14:07   Comments: 4
Burmese orphans fend for themselves after Cyclone Nargis

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Burmese orphans fend for themselves after Cyclone Nargis

PBS Wide Angle's "Eyes of the Storm" provides a glimpse inside secretive Myanmar, focusing on children who were orphaned by Cyclone Nargis last year -- a storm that killed more than 130,000 people and left millions homeless.

Posted: August 19, 2009 13:21   Comments: 2
For Cuba’s young boxers, victory comes at any cost

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For Cuba’s young boxers, victory comes at any cost

PBS Wide Angle shares the story of a Cuban boy training at a boxing academy in Havana, where losing is not an option. Boxing holds a special place in Cuban society, and the country often dominates at the Olympic Games.

Posted: August 12, 2009 15:03   Comments: 0
Beauty pageant tests cultural norms in Israel

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Beauty pageant tests cultural norms in Israel

PBS Wide Angle's film "Contestant No. 2" features the story of an Arab-Israeli teenager and member of the Druze religion seeking fame on the international beauty pageant circuit -- and testing the cultural norms of her society.

Posted: July 29, 2009 12:08   Comments: 16
Ethiopian woman revolutionizes country’s financial system

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Ethiopian woman revolutionizes country’s financial system

PBS Wide Angle's film "The Market Maker" features the story of one woman's efforts to combat a seemingly never-ending cycle of famine in Ethiopia by creating that country's very first commodities exchange.

Posted: July 22, 2009 10:30   Comments: 4
Mozambique trains midwives to take on role of surgeons

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Mozambique trains midwives to take on role of surgeons

PBS Wide Angle's "Birth of a Surgeon" traces the story of a remarkable program in Mozambique that trains midwives to take on the duties of surgeons. One year after first documenting the struggle of Emilia Cumbane to train for her new duties, the program returns for an update.

Posted: July 15, 2009 11:35   Comments: 1
Palestinian family donates son’s organs to Israelis

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Palestinian family donates son’s organs to Israelis

PBS Wide Angle traces the story of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy killed by Israeli soldiers who mistakenly believed his toy gun was real. The boy's father decided to donate his son's organs to several seriously ill children, including an Israeli Druze, an Israeli Bedouin and the son of an orthodox Jewish family.

Posted: July 8, 2009 09:36   Comments: 11
North Korean defectors face grueling journey to escape

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North Korean defectors face grueling journey to escape

PBS Wide Angle takes a look at North Korean defectors' perilous trek to freedom, a grueling 3,000-mile journey through China and into southeast Asia.

Posted: July 1, 2009 10:28   Comments: 0
Q&A: South Africa’s upcoming elections and power players

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Q&A: South Africa’s upcoming elections and power players

South Africans are scheduled to head to the polls on Wednesday to vote in the country’s fourth national elections since the end of apartheid. PBS WIDE ANGLE speaks with Azad Essa, a political blogger for the South African newspaper The Mail and Guardian, about the significance of the upcoming elections.

Posted: April 21, 2009 09:39   Comments: 1

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