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Birth of a Surgeon: Introduction

(July 15, 2009) Birth of a Surgeon travels to Mozambique where, for the first time, midwives are being trained in advanced life-saving surgery. Suffering from an acute shortage of doctors, Mozambique's bold grassroots initiatives have cut the maternal death rate in half.

Jul 12th, 2011 | Comments

The Market Maker: Introduction

(July 22, 2009) WIDE ANGLE travels to East Africa to tell the dramatic story of an Ethiopian economist on a mission. Seeking a market-based solution to ending hunger in her famine-plagued country, she creates Ethiopia's first commodities exchange. What she didn't count on was a world financial crisis getting in the way.

Jul 12th, 2011 | Comments

Once Upon a Coup: Introduction

(August 26, 2009) A failed coup attempt...a dictator suspicious of Western powers...and beneath it all, a spectacular underwater oil reserve. Once Upon a Coup is WIDE ANGLE’s penetrating look at the mysterious goings-on in Equatorial Guinea, a tiny West African nation newly rich with oil and infamous for corruption.

Jul 12th, 2011 | Comments

Lord’s Children: Introduction

(July 29, 2008) "Lord’s Children" follows three former child soldiers in Uganda who escape from the bush and try to put their lives back together.

Jul 12th, 2011 | Comments

Ladies First: Introduction

(July 22, 2004) Ten years after the bloody genocide that killed an estimated 800,000 people in just 100 days, Rwanda’s women are leading their country’s healing process and taking their society forward into a different future. They are playing a remarkable role in politics and are also emerging as prominent figures in the business sector.

Jul 11th, 2011 | Comments

Democracy in the Rough: Introduction

(September 12, 2006) WIDE ANGLE is on the ground as the Democratic Republic of Congo holds its first elections in 45 years -- an election supported by more than $450 million from the United Nations. "Democracy in the Rough" immerses us in a nation haunted by war, threatened by corruption, and torn over how to move toward a democratic and more promising future.

Jul 11th, 2011 | Comments

Heart of Darfur: Introduction

(July 1, 2008) The film Heart of Darfur captures the desperation of daily life in remote villages, crowded refugee camps, and in El Fasher, the once sleepy capital of North Darfur that is now home to 100,000 refugees and 10,000 U.N. personnel.

Jul 11th, 2011 | Comments

Underground Zimbabwe: Introduction

Focal Point brings you to the black markets and underground protest movements of Zimbabwe.

Jan 1st, 2010 | Comments

Border Jumpers: Introduction

(July 26, 2005) "Border Jumpers" takes us inside the human drama at the Botswana-Zimbabwe border, profiling illegal immigrants threatened with arrest and deportation, and a journalist who reports on growing fears among Botswana's citizens that their 1.7 million people could be overrun by Zimbabwe's troubled 12 million.

Jul 26th, 2005 | Comments
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