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Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is interviewed in Japan on the brink of returning to South America to face trial in The Fall of Fujimori. A jurist roams the world to pursue justice in The Reckoning. Female bullfighters go against Spanish society to fulfill their dreams in Ella Es El Matador. A lone performance artist strikes out against “Europe’s Last Dictatorship” in Belarusian Waltz. POV goes around the globe to bring you stories of political leaders and everyday heroes making an impact on the world stage.

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