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 3
Los Comandos and Towards the North
Every year, thousands flee the gang violence of Central America in hopes of a better life. In Los Comandos, 16-year-old paramedic Mimi must decide if she will stay in El Salvador or risk her life helping others. Towards the North is an intimate look into the battles of asylum seekers on the run through the eyes of Nelly and daughter Joseline.
Ask the Sexpert
Sex is a taboo topic in India but 93-year-old Dr. Mahinder Watsa is trying to change that. For decades, he has promoted the importance of pleasure, consent and information as a passage to equality and health. But his openness has not come without consequence - conservatives seek to remove his column and ban comprehensive sex education.
Sky and Ground
With the worsening refugee crisis, more families are fleeing the violence in their home countries in hopes of finding safety elsewhere. Sky and Ground follows a Syrian family on their three-month journey from Greece to Germany. Facing setbacks, heartaches and threats of deportation, their determination propels them towards a better future.