Updated Mon, Nov 5, 2012 2:37 pm
The WORLD channel (formerly PBS WORLD) and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) present Global Voices, a showcase of internationally themed documentaries made by independent filmmakers from around the globe.
Global Voices offers intimate and uncommon stories by and about everyday people. Meet young Ethiopian runners, Russian political activists, and Indonesian street musicians. From the Ukraine to Afganistan, Chile to Israel, Global Voices offers rare insights and firsthand perspectives from communities and individuals around the world.
Sunday, December 2
"Last Days of the Artic"
Ragnar Alexsson, a.k.a. RAX, is among the most celebrated photographers in the world. His series "Faces of the North" ? three decades in the making ? is a living document of the dying cultures of the far northern reaches of the planet. On his final shoot for the series, RAX tracks hunters on the Arctic ice as they cope with the devastating effects of climate change.
Sunday, December 9
"Town of Runners"
Town of Runners follows three children keen to follow in their heroes' footsteps, as they move from school track to national competition and from childhood to adulthood. Set against the background of the seasonal rhythms of this farming region, and the impact of increased urbanization and globalization on agriculture, the film shows rural young Africans striving to make their own future.
Sunday, December 16
Nashi is an increasingly popular political youth organization with direct ties to The Kremlin. Officially, its goal is to support the current political system by creating a future elite among the brightest and most loyal Russian teenagers. But their agenda is also to keep the political opposition from spreading their views among the Russians.
Sunday, December 23
"Stranded: The Andes Plane Crash Survivors"
How far would you go to stay alive? The survivors of the well-known 1972 Andes plane crash recall what it took to live in the mountains for over 60 days with no food, water, or supplies. What they reveal is a story about one of humanity's greatest taboos and one that asks the question, what would you do?
Sunday, December 30
Fabrice Champion, a young internationally renowned trapeze artist, hit another acrobat in mid-air during a show and was paralyzed. Following years of rehabilitation therapy, hopes lost and found, he returns to the circus as director and teacher.