About This Program
Surviving the killing fields of Cambodia...
Growing up in the controversial madrasahs of Pakistan...
Empowering women through soap operas in the Middle East...
Harnessing wind power to build a stronger Nepal...
These stories dive deep into the heart of an issue, giving viewers a chance to understand the lives and concerns of people beyond U.S. borders.
Doc World is a weekly showcase bringing the best international documentaries from around the globe to an American audience. Presented on WORLD Channel and told with authentic voices, these stories will surprise, inform, and delight. The series is a unique and contemporary window into the realities of people and societies from many nations. This is our viewers’ passport into the world’s films that they cannot see anywhere else.
Doc World uncovers what matters most to people from other countries, the histories they remember, and what engages and concerns them most. These films explore social concerns, cultural touchstones, political hot topics, and environmental issues, revealing the commonalities and differences that peoples and cultures experience throughout the globe.
Doc World is produced by WORLD Channel. Funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Episodes from Season 2
Filmmaker Rick Tejada-Flores travels to Bolivia, trying to unravel his family’s history – his grandfather’s role in Latin America’s bloodiest war, the slaves his family owned in their privileged past lives, and a strange connection to an infamous Nazi war criminal. What else will he find hidden in his ancestors’ past?
The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World and Japan: A Story of Love and Hate
Two stories, two countries: China - With 5,000 tables and a staff of 1,000, West Lake Restaurant, "the biggest Chinese restaurant in the world," is a microcosm of modern China. Japan - Naoki had it all but when the economy crashed, he lost it all. Now he and his new girlfriend Yoshie are barely surviving in the world’s second richest economy.
Women Soldiers: To See If I'm Smiling and The Reluctant Revolutionary
Two stories, two countries: Israel - Young female veterans offer a unique perspective on the strained relationship between Israelis and Palestinians, which has left an unforgettable impression on each of them. Yemen - Revolution is breaking out in Yemen and tour guide Kais finds himself at the epicenter of protests in Yemen's Change Square.
Kayak Man and Mumbai Disconnected
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.
In a temple nestled among the rice fields in rural Japan, Zen Buddhist monk Ittetsu Nemoto is devoted to his life’s work: preventing suicides. He does anything to help them rediscover their will to live. But Nemoto's work begins to take a toll on his family and health, and he must learn to draw the line between his patients and his own life.
Armed with Faith
In northwest Pakistan, the KPK Bomb Disposal Unit is trying to stop the region from falling into the hands of terrorists - working with “faith and passion alone.” Armed with Faith follows unit members who actively put their lives at risk for the people of their country. With families to support, they must decide: Is the job worth the risk?