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Episode Guide
EPISODE 605
Airdate: June 26, 2007

• Overview
• TV and Web Credits

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OVERVIEW

Indonesia: After the Wave
A search for justice
On December 26, 2004, the Indonesian province of Aceh was hit by the massive tsunami that killed 170,000 people and devastated villages and towns. In the wake of the catastrophe, the Indonesian army and local separatist rebels ended their decades-long war, which took 15,000 lives. In After the Wave, FRONTLINE/World correspondent Orlando de Guzman travels to Aceh to explore the prospects for continued peace. read more

Faroe Islands: A Message From the Sea
Whale hunters and mercury
For more than 1,000 years, the people of the Faroe Islands have hunted pilot whales, and whale meat continues to be an important part of their diet. Yet, the islanders now face a new threat to their way of life: A landmark 20-year study of Faroese children has found that high levels of methyl mercury and other contaminants in the whale meat are harmful to a childís neurological development. read more

Tanzania: Hero Rats
Sniffing landmines, saving lives
For the past seven years, Bart Weetjens has been running a unique lab in Tanzania, where he trains rats to sniff out deadly unexploded land mines -- the legacy of countless bloody conflicts. Although dogs have traditionally been used to help humans detect mines, Weetjens realized that rats are lighter, cheaper to maintain and less susceptible to tropical disease. "Iíve always felt a very strong bonding with rodents," he says. In "Hero Rats," FRONTLINE/World reporter Alexis Bloom accompanies Weetjens to work in Mozambique to watch his trained rodents in action. read more

Kuwait: The 99
Super heroes of the Muslim World
Move over Batman and Superman; the most popular comic book in the Arab world today is The 99, tales of Muslim superheroes based on Islamic culture. It was created by Naif al-Mutawa, a 36-year-old from Kuwait who was educated in the United States. FRONTLINE/World reporter Isaac Solotaroff follows al-Mutawa as he runs his publishing enterprise in Kuwait and markets his comics throughout the Middle East, hoping to spread a moderate, modern image of Islam. read more

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TV AND WEB CREDITS

INDONESIA: AFTER THE WAVE
Produced by: MARGARITA DRAGON; Co-Produced and Reported by: ORLANDO DE GUZMAN; Editor: BEN GOLD; Senior Producer: MARTIN SMITH; Camera: JERRY RISIUS; Fixers: NANI AFRIDA, HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK; Assistant Editor: CHET CHABUK; Translation: PAULINE TORUAN; Archival Materials: ANDREW MARSHALL; Music: ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION MUSIC LLC; A FRONTLINE/World co-production with ITVS International

FAROE ISLANDS: A MESSAGE FROM THE SEA
Producers: SERENE FANG, MONICA LAM; Reporter: SERENE FANG; Camera: MONICA LAM, SERENE FANG; Editors: SERENE FANG, DAVID RITSHER; Translations: JOE OLSEN; Driver: GREGORY NIEMEYER; Music: FLIS, 12 TONAR ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION MUSIC LLC; Special Thanks To: DORETE BLOCH, MARIA DAM, EILEYG WEIHE, MARTHA JOENSEN, KATRIN PATURSSON, MARI ANN ELLENDRESEN, PHILIPPE GRANDJEAN

TANZANIA: HERO RATS
Produced by: CASSANDRA HERRMAN; Reported by: ALEXIS BLOOM; Editor: DAVID RITSHER; Additional Editing: MARJORIE MCAFEE; Camera:CASSANDRA HERRMAN: Additional Footage: MAG (Mines Advisory Group), VLAAMSE RADIO- EN TELEVISIEOMROEP; Music: ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION MUSIC LLC, MO' SOME BIG NOISE

KUWAIT: THE 99
Producer: ISAAC SOLOTAROFF; Camera: MARK FRENCH; Editors: ISAAC SOLOTAROFF, DAVID RITSHER, STEVE AUDETTE; Associate Producer: MARK FRENCH; Additional Footage Provided By: AMIR AMIRANI, AL JAZEERA INTERNATIONAL, TESHKEEL MEDIA GROUP; Music: ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION MUSIC LLC

                       
FOR FRONTLINE/WORLD
Coordinating Producer: DAVID RITSHER; Senior Associate Producers: SACHI CUNNINGHAM, MARJORIE MCAFEE; Associate Producer: ARIANA REGUZZONI; Production Assistants: CHARLOTTE BUCHEN, KIRAN GOLDMAN, ADITHYA SAMBAMURTHY, ZACHARY STAUFFER; Senior Interactive Producer/Editor   
JACKIE BENNION; Interactive Associate Producer: MATTHEW VREE; Web Designer: REBECCA GRAY; Business Manager: TOBEE PHIPPS; Unit Manager: MARY SULLIVAN; Compliance Manager: LISA PALONE; Promotion: DIANE BUXTON, SAUNDRA ST. LOUIS, JESSICA SMITH, PHIL ZIMMERMAN; Marketing Consultant: KITO CETRULO; Legal: ERIC BRASS, CYNTHIA AHN; Satellite Photos: GEOEYE, NASA/GSFC, MODIS RAPID RESPONSE; Theme Music: SUPREME BEINGS OF LEISURE; Director of New Media and Technology: SAM BAILEY; Online Editor: JIM FERGUSON; Sound Mix: JIM SULLIVAN; Post Production Director: CHRIS FOURNELLE; On-Air Promotion: MISSY FREDERICK; Assistant Editor: MING XUE; Post Production Assistant: ERIN ANGUISH; Series Design: JOHN MACGIBBON; FRONTLINE Coordinating Producer: ROBIN PARMELEE; FRONTLINE Director of Broadcast: TIM MANGINI; FRONTLINE Series Manager: JIM BRACCIALE; Senior Producer: KEN DORNSTEIN; Series Editor: STEPHEN TALBOT; Series Executive Director: SHARON TILLER; Executive Producer: DAVID FANNING

 

 

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