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A chance to see ‘Half the Sky’ this week

“Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” a four-hour documentary, will air tonight and tomorrow, beginning at 9 p.m. ET on MPBN. The two-part series is part of the Half the Sky movement, inspired by the book, Half the Sky, by journalists/authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The documentary accompanies Kristof, along […]

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Doc Channel frames war in two lenses tonight

Tonight, the Documentary Channel pairs two documentaries that deliver unique perspectives on conflict. “War Photographer” (2001), a film by Christian Frei, follows Massachusetts-born James Nachtwey, a world renowned photojournalist and winner of the 2012 Dresden Peace Prize. For two years, the Swiss author/director/producer Frei joined Nachtwey as he documented war and conflict across Indonesia, Kosovo and […]

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Come hitch a ride and ‘Fly Over Egypt’

This one goes out to the artists, the human rights advocates and the hybrids among us. Amidst the struggle, it feels a little bit like hope. “Fly Over Egypt” is from The Narcicyst, aka Yassin Alsalman, a Montreal-based author, actor and hip-hop artist, raised by Iranian parents in Dubai. The man is on a mission to […]

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‘Have You Heard From Johannesburg’ series begins tonight on Independent Lens

Watch A Landmark Series on the Anti-Apartheid Movement on PBS. See more from Independent Lens. “Have You Heard From Johannesburg,” a five-part series documenting the global struggle to end the South African apartheid, begins at 11:30 p.m. ET tonight with parts 1 and 2 on PBS’ “Independent Lens.” The series is airing nationally on PBS […]

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‘Bouncing Cats’ makes Doc Channel debut tonight

What does it take to make a real difference in the lives of others? What if it was as easy as sharing that thing in the world that you really love to do. For Ugandan Abraham “Abramz” Tekya, that thing is dance – specifically, hip-hop and breakdancing. Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, the Documentary Channel premieres […]

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