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Direct from the storyteller -WORLD exclusives are fresh, engaging, provocative and won't be found any place on air or online but WORLD. Docs, shorts and shows for public media from independent emerging artist.
WORLD Exclusive: State of the Re:Union: Tuscon AZ
Adapted from the successful public radio series by playwright Al Letson, State of the Re:Union sets out to explore communities, narratives and more in a particular American city or town such as Tuscon, Arizona.
No Job for a Woman: The Women Who Fought to Report WWII
Before WWII, war reporting was No Job for a Woman. But when American female reporters won access to cover the war, there was another fight: women would be banned from the front lines, assigned “woman’s angle” stories. Instead, they turned their second-class assignment into a new kind of war story: one that was more intimate yet more revealing.
The story of a beautiful woman whose resilient spirit survives her body’s transformation by cancer, heart failure and a dramatic loss of skin pigment. Flowing between surface and interior, Indelible Lalita follows Lalita as she becomes completely White and ultimately realizes that her body is just a temporary vessel for her spirit.
WORLD Exclusive: Underdog Plaza
Pinned against the ropes of life, an orphaned immigrant boxer struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming a world champion. Using a gritty, cinema-verité style of filming, Underdog Plaza offers a rare and intimate look at the parallel between the ferocious sport of boxing and life.
WORLD Exclusive: The Apple Pushers
Narrated by actor Edward Norton, this documentary follows immigrant street cart vendors involved in an experiment to help solve the obesity crisis in the inner cities of New York.
WORLD Exclusive: Beijing Taxi
A timely, uncensored and cinematic portrait of China’s capital undergoing a profound transformation, Beijing Taxi takes an intimate and compelling look at the lives of three cab drivers. Through their daily struggles infused with humor and quiet determination, the film reveals the complexity and contradictions of China’s shifting paradigm against the backdrop of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
WORLD Exclusive: Adama
A profile of Adama Bah, a 16-year-old Muslim girl who is arrested on suspicion of being a terrorist. Using intimate verité footage, the documentary captures the extreme pressures bearing down on this young girl and her desperate efforts to keep her family from unraveling.