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  1. The Forensic Files: Team Qatar's Alex Just

    July 29, 2010

    Premiering Sunday, August 1, on Global Voices on PBS WORLD, Team Qatarintroduces us to the world of competitive high school debate. Five team members from the Muslim nation of Qatar rally behind debate veteran Alex Just, who was only 22 when the film was shot. A former president of the Oxford Union, Just joined BTB for a conversation about the

  2. Insufficient Justice: Socheata Poeuv Reacts to Khmer Rouge Verdict

    July 29, 2010

    Filmmaker Socheata Poeuv was outside the courtroom on July 26, 2010, as Kaing Guek Eav (aka Comrade Duch) was found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to 35 years (19 including time served) by an international tribunal. The director of the Independent Lens film New Year Baby, Poeuv was born in a refugee camp in Thailand during Cambodia’s

  3. The Trials of Comrade Duch

    July 27, 2010

    Much ado about the sentencing of Kaing Guek Eav — known by his Khmer Rouge nickname "Comrade Duch" — to 35 years in prison (to be reduced to 19 considering time served) on July 26 in Phnom Penh by a United Nations-led tribunal. The verdict and sentence shocked many Cambodians who remember Duch's reign of terror as a remorseless prison chief in charge of

  4. Karate Kid Takes on Global Voices

    July 23, 2010

    A young Muslim Israeli is trapped between her passion for karate and religious tradition in Shadya, airing this Sunday on Global Voices on PBS World (check local listings). Directed by Roy Westler, the film takes place in Northern Israel and profiles a 17-year-old charismatic karate champion. Shadya is a rare breed, a feminist in a male-dominated culture

  5. Meet the Real Slumdogs on NatGeo

    July 21, 2010

    The Real Slumdogs, airing tonight at 8 PM on the National Geographic Channel, examines what it’s like to live in Asia’s largest slum. Directed by Steve Baker, the film takes place in Dharavi, Mumbai — which was also the setting for the Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. Much more than a slum, this mini-city bustles with industry, culture, and