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Global Voices

Global Voices
Global Voices offers intimate and uncommon stories by and about everyday people. From North Korea to Israel, South Africa to the former Soviet Union, Global Voices offers rare insights and firsthand perspectives from the world and its people.

Latest Episodes

Girl, Adopted Air date: 09-30-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365084296/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false When 13 year old Weynshet leaves her orphanage in Ethiopia with her new American parents, she believes all her prayers have been answered. But in gaining a family, she must leave behind everything she has ever known. Spanning four years in the life of one irrepressible girl, the film offers an... /episodes/get/10366 /episode/10366 Global Voices: Girl, Adopted /episode-player/10366
Shadya Air date: 09-30-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2256068137/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Shadya Zoabi, a charismatic 17-year-old karate world champion, strives to succeed on her own terms within her traditional Muslim village in northern Israel. Despite her father's support, she faces the challenge of balancing her dreams with her religious commitments and the culture's expectations. /episodes/get/10472 /episode/10472 Global Voices: Shadya /episode-player/10472
Rent a Family, Inc. Air date: 09-23-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365079544/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false On the surface, Ryuichi looks like an ordinary, 44-year-old Japanese family man. Yet unbenownst to most — including his own family — he moonlights running his own business providing family members, friends, and even spouses for hire. By leading a secret life based artifice as a means of escape,... /episodes/get/10310 /episode/10310 Global Voices: Rent a Family, Inc. /episode-player/10310
The List Air date: 09-09-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365074411/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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. /episodes/get/10182 /episode/10182 Global Voices: The List /episode-player/10182
Journals of a Wily School Air date: 09-02-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365062097/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Forget Slumdog Millionaire––here’s the real-life story of survival on the streets of India. Follow Azad, a young pickpocket, who pushes his limits only to get caught by the police. In an effort to crack down on more serious crime, the police offer Azad a full pardon. But there’s a catch––he must... /episodes/get/9972 /episode/9972 Global Voices: Journals of a Wily School /episode-player/9972
A Village Called Versailles Air date: 08-26-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365062059/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Tucked away on the eastern edge of New Orleans, a community of Vietnamese refugees has thrived for 30 years in a neighborhood they call Versailles. A Village Called Versailles recounts how the residents successfully fought against the opening of a toxic government-imposed landfill after Hurricane... /episodes/get/9973 /episode/9973 Global Voices: A Village Called Versailles /episode-player/9973
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Peace vs Justice
When the International Criminal Court was established, it was championed by human-rights crusaders as a long-overdue end to impunity. But what if the victims of heinous crimes don't want the court's version of justice? Peace vs Justice takes a critical look at the problems of applying Western...
Air date: 05/06/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2230437777/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false When the International Criminal Court was established, it was championed by human-rights crusaders as a long-overdue end to impunity. But what if the victims of heinous crimes don't want the court's version of justice? Peace vs Justice takes a critical look at the problems of applying Western... /episodes/get/1370 /episode/1370 Global Voices: Peace vs Justice /episode-player/1370
Motherland Afghanistan
One in seven Afghan women currently dies in childbirth. Motherland Afghanistan introduces the women behind these devastating statistics. Afghan American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi examines her father's works as an OB/GYN as he struggles to make a difference, first at Kabul's Laura Bush Maternity...
Air date: 05/13/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2233089738/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false One in seven Afghan women currently dies in childbirth. Motherland Afghanistan introduces the women behind these devastating statistics. Afghan American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi examines her father's works as an OB/GYN as he struggles to make a difference, first at Kabul's Laura Bush Maternity... /episodes/get/1368 /episode/1368 Global Voices: Motherland Afghanistan /episode-player/1368
Comrade Duch: The Bookkeeper of Death
Kaing Guek Eav (alias Duch) is a Jekyll-and-Hyde character who began as a mathematics teacher, and then became the commandant of Tuol Sleng prison in Cambodia, ultimately responsible for the torture and murder of 14,000 people. Comrade Duch recounts his flight, conversion to evangelical...
Air date: 05/20/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2236598408/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Kaing Guek Eav (alias Duch) is a Jekyll-and-Hyde character who began as a mathematics teacher, and then became the commandant of Tuol Sleng prison in Cambodia, ultimately responsible for the torture and murder of 14,000 people. Comrade Duch recounts his flight, conversion to evangelical... /episodes/get/1359 /episode/1359 Global Voices: Comrade Duch: The Bookkeeper of Death /episode-player/1359
Lakshmi and Me
Have you ever dreamed of being waited on hand and foot? For the past six years, Lakshmi has been doing just that for her employers--virtually unnoticed. That is, until one of Lakshmi's employers begins to film her daily life on the job in Mumbai, India. In a deeply personal portrait, the film takes...
Air date: 05/27/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2238737966/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Have you ever dreamed of being waited on hand and foot? For the past six years, Lakshmi has been doing just that for her employers--virtually unnoticed. That is, until one of Lakshmi's employers begins to film her daily life on the job in Mumbai, India. In a deeply personal portrait, the film takes... /episodes/get/1365 /episode/1365 Global Voices: Lakshmi and Me /episode-player/1365
Tales of the Waria
While many in the West view Islam as socially repressive, in Indonesia there exists a transgender community known as the warias; men who live openly as women. This film uncovers a world that not only defies our expectations of gender and Islam, but also reveals our endless capacity as human beings...
Air date: 06/04/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2241070776/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false While many in the West view Islam as socially repressive, in Indonesia there exists a transgender community known as the warias; men who live openly as women. This film uncovers a world that not only defies our expectations of gender and Islam, but also reveals our endless capacity as human beings... /episodes/get/1375 /episode/1375 Global Voices: Tales of the Waria /episode-player/1375
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