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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. Hosted by Andia Winslow.

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About Season 3

DOC WORLD, an international documentary 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. Hosted by Andia Winslow.

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    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.

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    Ask the Sexpert

    Sex is a taboo topic in India but 93-year-old Dr. Mahinder Watsa is trying to change that. For several decades, he has promoted the importance of pleasure, consent and information as a passage to gender equality and health. But his openness and popularity has not come without consequence - conservatives seek to remove his column and ban comprehensive sex education in schools.

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    Los Comandos and Towards the North

    Every year, thousands of people flee the extreme gang violence of Central America in hopes of a better life. In LOS COMANDOS, 16-year-old volunteer 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 daily battles of asylum seekers on the run through the eyes of Nelly and her daughter Joseline.

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    Visitor's Day

    Juan Carlos ran away from an abusive home and lived on the streets of Mexico City before finding his way to IPODERAC, a group home where dedicated staff ensure that the young boys receive the education, training and emotional support they need to heal the scars that haunt them. Follow Juan Carlos as he finds the strength to overcome his sense of abandonment and forgive his father for the past.

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    The Guardians

    The iconic monarch butterflies and an indigenous Mexican community depend on the same ancient forest for their survival...but they face uncertainty. Journey through the butterfly dense mountaintops of Michoacan as the people of Donaciano Ojeda face illegal loggers and internal divisions while struggling to build a sustainable path forward.

Specials

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    Five Days to Dance

    Monday morning, two choreographers appear in a San Sebastián high school in Spain to work with students who have never danced before. They have "Five Days to Dance;" motivating a classroom full of teenagers outside of their comfort zone to train and perform a complex choreographed work. Can they rise to these challenges and be ready?

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    Los Comandos

    As a result of extreme gang and police violence, El Salvador has the highest murder rate in the world. The emergency medical unit, Los Comandos de Salvamento, is one of the few institutions that is willing to take a stand against this reign of terror. 16-year-old Mimi, a high school student and volunteer paramedic, must decide if she will stay in the country or risk her life helping others.

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    Tashi's Turbine

    An uplifting tale of a small village’s attempt to harness renewable, sustainable energy. Friends Tashi and Jeevan journey to Namdok in the hopes of building a stronger Nepal, one wind turbine at a time. But the elements and landscape bring unforeseen difficulties -- increasing the struggle to realize the community’s vision of power created by wind.

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    Tocando La Luz

    Lis, Margarita and Mily are three blind women trying to survive the rapidly changing country of Cuba. From the music halls of Havana, a cinema club for the blind and a national singing competition, "Tocando la Luz" weaves together the stories of their lives, revealing both the pain and exhilaration of fighting for independence.

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