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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.
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®.
Tocando la Luz / Touch the Light weaves together the lives of three blind women trying to survive in the rapidly changing country of Cuba. Lis is a talented singer who wrestles with self-doubt and the pressure to perform. Margarita (?-2016) struggles to begin life anew after losing her beloved husband. Mily dreams of starting a family, despite her overprotective mother.
Two choreographers have five days to get a classroom full of high school teenagers ready to perform a complex choreographed routine.
Turkish soap operas appeal to devout Christians and Muslims, and inspire female fans to fight for their freedoms.
While teachers and activists work against the Taliban, Pakistani cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi leads a radical Islamic school that advocates jihad.
A teenager must care for herself and six younger siblings when their mother is forced to go to Italy for work.
Japanese filmmaker Kyoko Miyake visits her hometown, the fishing village of Namie, and examines the personal, social and environmental impact of the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster.
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