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A weekly showcase bringing the best international documentaries from around the globe to an American audience. Doc World is a unique and contemporary window into the realities of people and societies from many nations and is a viewers' passport into the world's films. Told with authentic voices, these stories will surprise, inform, and delight.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt
2 Seasons, 17 Episodes
September 18, 2016
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Harry Jefwa, Amaya Lubeigt, Magdalene, Wilfried Van Poppel
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  • Two stories, two countries: Australia - Andrew McAuley set out to become the first sea-kayaker to cross the Tasman Sea but the need to conquer the unknown may cost him his life. India - The construction of a suspension bridge in Mumbai could save lives in gridlocked Mumbai. Follow three supporters and opponents of the massive project.

  • A historic campaign to convince Filipino voters that LGBTQ people belong in politics.

  • Families, who lost their one child to an earthquake, must find a way to live with tragedy.

  • Wondering about her Chinese grandfather leads Paula Madison to China & a whole new family.

  • On May 12, 2008, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan, China, killing nearly 90,000 people - many of them are children. Under China’s strict family planning policy, every one is their family’s only child. ONE CHILD follows three families from the devastated city of Beichuan as they struggle to understand the disaster and find a way to live with their personal tragedy.

  • Paula Madison knew her mother was half Chinese, half Jamaican. Growing up in Harlem, she wondered about her Chinese grandfather, Samuel Lowe. When did he immigrate to the islands? Where did he go when he left? In "Finding Samuel Lowe," Madison embarks on a trip of a lifetime, tracing her grandfather back to his ancestral village

  • The hardships facing the Badjao people, sea nomads who dwell near Borneo, are viewed through the eyes of Alexan, the last traditional diver on Mabul Island, and his 10-year-old nephew Sari, whom he wants to teach the old ways. The growing fishing and tourism industries, however, are making it hard for those old ways to carry on

  • A tiny Nepali village in the Himalayan mountains hopes to harness wind-powered energy.

  • Three students in Kenya contend to become the next leader of their school.

  • Japanese filmmaker Kyoko Miyake travels to her hometown, the fishing village of Namie, and explores the personal, social and environmental impact of the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear power plant accident.

  • The struggles of a 15-year-old Romanian girl who's become the existing head of the household since her mom took employment in Italy and left her to care for her six brothers and sisters in their tiny apartment.

  • An examination of the ideological battles shaping the education of Pakistan's children.

  • Turkish soap operas attract devout Christians and Muslims, and influence female fans to battle for their freedoms.

  • Monday morning, two choreographers appear in a San Sebastián high school in Spain to work with students who have never danced before. They have "Five Days to Dance;" motivating a classroom full of teenagers outside of their comfort zone to train and perform a complex choreographed work. Can they rise to these challenges and be ready?

  • Tocando la Luz (Touch the Light) weaves together the lives of three women who are blind and trying to survive in a rapidly changing Cuba. Lis is a talented singer who wrestles with self-doubt and the pressure to perform. Margarita struggles to begin life anew after losing her beloved husband. Mily dreams of starting a family, despite her overprotective mother. From the music halls of Havana, a cinema club for the blind and a national singing competition, their stories reveal both the pain and exhilaration of fighting for independence.

  • In 1975, the murderous regime of Cambodia's Pol Pot forced Dr. Haing S. Ngor and thousands of others into labor camps. Escaping after years of torture, Dr. Ngor eventually recreated his harrowing experiences for the theatrical film, The Killing Fields, a role that won him several acting awards including an Oscar(R).