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World Channel's 'Global Voices' Doc Series Announces Its 2013 Slate, With Nine U.S. Premieres

Photo of Ben Travers By Ben Travers | Indiewire May 23, 2013 at 5:36PM

The sixth season of World Channel's international documentary series "Global Voices" will feature nine U.S. broadcast premieres of various films funded by the Independent Television Service (ITVS). The 18-week series intends to introduce American audiences to unique global perspectives
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The sixth season of World Channel's international documentary series "Global Voices" will feature nine U.S. broadcast premieres of various films funded by the Independent Television Service (ITVS). The 18-week series intends to introduce American audiences to unique global perspectives. "Global Voices" will kick off on June 2 and conclude at the end of September with new docs every Sunday night at 10pm EST. World Channel will also release each doc online at worldchannel.org after it airs. The films will focus on stories in Indonesia, India, El Salvador, Iraq, Tanzania, Japan and Ethiopia. Take a look at the full programming schedule below.

June 2: "Where Heaven Meets Hell," dir. by Sasha Friedlander
Four sulfur miners working at an active volcano in Indonesia search for meaning in their daily struggles and triumphs. This intimate portrait chronicles their attempts to escape the social ills that haunt their community.

June 9: "Garbage Dreams," dir. by Mai Iskander (encore airing)
The world's largest garbage village is just outside of Cairo. The "Zabaleen" (Arabic for "garbage people") recycle 80 percent of the trash they collect, but now multinational corporations threaten their livelihood. Following three teenage boys born into the trash trade, "Garbage Dreams" shows their plight as their traditions confront the business of globalization.

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June 16: "When Hari Got Married," dir. by Ritu Sarrin and Tenzing Sonam
Hari, a 30-year-old taxi driver in the Indian Himalayas, is getting married to a girl he has never met but has fallen in love with over the mobile phone.

June 23: "Unmistaken Child," dirby Nati Baratz (encore airing)
When one of Tibet's greatest monks passes away, his shy, gifted disciple must complete a monumental task assigned by the Dalai Lama: to find the child ho is the reincarnation of his master. Shot with stunning cinematography, follow his four year journey through breathtaking settings as he struggles to accomplish his task.

June 30: "Ninos de la Memoria," dir. by Maria Teresa Rodriguez
Hundreds -- possibly thousands -- of children disappeared from El Salvador in the midst of that country's civil war in the 1980s. "Niños de la Memoría" follows three of those children as they return to their native country in search of identity and answers.

July 7: "Bolinao 52," dir. by Duc Nguyen (encore airing)
A group of Vietnamese survivors of a tragic boat accident struggle to find peace years after the incident took place.

July 14: "Invoking Justice," dir. by Deepa Dhanraj
Muslim women from a small town in South India deliver justice in their own courts, posing a radical challenge to their traditional Muslim community and clergy.

July 21: "Behind the Rainbow," dir. by Jihan El Tahri (encore airing)
Can the deal between South Africa’s old apartheid regime and its new government withstand the test of time?

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July 28: "The Lost Dream," dir. by Jehan S. Harney
Nazar and Salam helped the coalition forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom and were forced to flee their homes. As they begin new lives in the United States, they wonder if their sacrifice was worth the costs.

August 4: "Blessed is the Match," dir. by Roberta Grossman (encore airing)
Narrated by Joan Allen, "Blessed Is the Match" is the first documentary feature about Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc. Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured, and ultimately executed by the Nazis.

August 11: "In the Shadow of the Sun," dir. by Harry Freeland
An intimate story about two very different members of a remote islands' albino community in Tanzania, as a wave of brutal killings targeting people with albinism sweeps their country.

August 18: "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai," dir. by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater (encore airing)
The dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a global movement.

August 25: "A Village Called Versailles," dir. by S. Leo Chiang (encore airing)
The story of a Vietnamese American community on the edge of New Orleans that fought the opening of a toxic government-imposed landfill near their homes.

September 1: "Journals of a Wily Shool," dir. by Sudeshna Bose (encore airing)
Follow a young pickpocket through the streets of Kolkata, where he plies his trade and plays a real-life game of cops and robbers...

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September 8: "The List," dir. by Beth Murphy
A modern-day Oskar Schindler story about Kirk Johnson, a 26-year-old American aid worker, fighting to save thousands of Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the United States to help rebuild Iraq.

September 15: "Egalite for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution," dir. by Pat Aste (encore airing)
The story of history's only successful slave insurrection and the man who lead it.

September 22: "Rent a Family, Inc," dir. by Kaspar Astrup Schroder
Ryuichi owns a company that rents out fake family members and friends, but his own family doesn't know.

September 29: "Girl, Adopted," dir. by Melanie Judd and Susan Motamed
Spanning four years in the life of one irrepressible girl, "Girl, Adopted" offers an intimate look at the struggle to create an identity in the aftermath of adoption across race and culture.

This article is related to: Television, TV News, WORLD Channel, ITVS






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