About This Series
Doc World, a series showcasing stories that dive deep into the heart of an issue, gives viewers a chance to understand the lives and concerns of people beyond U.S. borders. In the fall of 2018, season three will premiere with three films that follow refugees fleeing their homes in search of asylum: Sky and Ground, Los Comandos, and Towards the North. Other films included in the new season include Ask the Sexpert and The Guardians.
Funding for season three of Doc World provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Wyncote Foundation.
Juan Carlos ran away from an abusive home and lived on the streets of Mexico City before finding his way to IPODERAC, a refuge for abandoned and homeless boys. Here Juan Carlos and his fellow “brothers” are nurtured by the dedicated staff who ensure they receive the education, training and support they need to heal the scars that haunt them.
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.