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Episode 4: The Power of Knowledge

The final program looks at the new heroes who are working to improve lives by creating opportunities for education in societies that often leave children to fend for themselves. Among these are Sompop Jantraka, who has started a school for young Thai girls with the goal of saving them from entering into or being sold into prostitution, and Dina Abdel Wahab who has started schools in Egypt for that nation's often-neglected children with disabilities. And the program returns once more to India, this time to Calcutta, where Inderjit Khurana has set out to bring education to children who beg in the train stations — setting up a school right on the railway platforms. "These were kids who were surviving on their own. Making all decisions, all adult decisions and hardly leading a child's life. I wanted somehow to alter this if I could. Give them back a childhood and hold out hope for the future."

Film Credits

INDERJIT KHURANA

  • PRODUCER: Carl Byker
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mitch Wilson
  • EDITOR: Isaac Mizrahi
  • CO-PRODUCER: Karin Stellwagen
  • INDIA PRODUCER: Girish Thakur
  • SOUND: Rajendra Hedge
  • SPECIAL THANKS: Sandhya Bhattacharya, Sanatan Sahoo, and Rameshwari Prasad Dwivedy

DINA ABDEL WAHAB

  • PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: Charles C. Stuart
  • CAMERA/VIDEOGRAPHER: Hossam Aboul-Magd
  • EDITOR: Cob Carlson
  • SOUND: Magdy Moussa
  • PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: Melissa Anthony, Phebe Rand, Joe Sousa

SOMPOP JANTRAKA

  • PRODUCER: Bonni Cohen
  • FIELD DIRECTOR: Jonathan Halperin
  • CAMERA: Camille Servan-Schreiber
  • SOUND: Doug Dunderdale
  • EDITOR: Andrew Gersh
  • SPECIAL THANKS: Nang Hseng Noung, Sinee Chakthranont

Series Credits

HOST

Robert Redford

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

David Davis

SERIES PRODUCERS

Mike Malone

Bob Grove

MUSIC COMPOSED AND CONDUCTED BY

Christopher Hedge
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MUSICAL GUESTS

Paul Horn - Flutes

Titos Sompa - African Instruments

OPB National Production

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS

Kami Horton

Kelly Davis

AUDIO POST PRODUCTION

Digital One

BUSINESS AFFAIRS

Susan Smith

DESCRIPTIVE VIDEO

Victoria Morgan

GRAPHICS

Sandy Engel

Marshall Arts Motion Graphics

LEGAL SERVICES

Kristin Ingram

NATIONAL PROMOTION

Selena Lauterer

Nimmi Singh

Kim Helton

ONLINE EDITOR

Bruce Barrow

POST PRODUCTION

Howard Beckerman

PRODUCTION SERVICES

Milt Ritter

PRODUCTION AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Cheri Arbini

Susan Boyd

SR. DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PRODUCTION

John Booth

SPECIAL THANKS

Skywalker Ranch

SPECIAL THANKS

The Flora Family Foundation

EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION

Jack Galmiche