About This Series
A weekly showcase bringing the best international documentaries to an American audience, season 2 of Doc World builds upon the series's premiere season. From the discovery of deep, dark family secrets buried within Bolivia's history to the survival of Mumbai and the city's residents traveling on its dangerously overcrowded streets, the series dives deep into the heart of the issues - social concerns, cultural touchstones, political hot topics, and economic inequities. Continue to be surprised, informed, and delighted by the commonalities and differences that you, and peoples and cultures experience around the globe.
Funding for season two of Doc World provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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?