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Gold Futures: Introduction

(August 21, 2007) Gold Futures is a David-and-Goliath story set in a scenic Romanian village in the heart of Transylvania. At stake: a massive deposit of gold ore - and a 2000-year-old village community that has existed since the ancient Romans founded a mining town on the edge of their empire.

Jul 11th, 2011 | Comments

Beslan: Seige of School #1: Introduction

(July 12, 2005) Some call it "Russia's 9-11." The siege of School No. 1 in the Russian town of Beslan on September 1, 2004 was the bloodiest act of terrorism in Russia since Chechnya declared independence in 1991. As the trial of the only terrorist who survived the siege begins, this wrenching film examines the three-day ordeal that saw Chechen gunmen hold more than 1,000 hostages, most of them children.

Jul 11th, 2011 | Comments

Turkey’s Tigers: Introduction

(August 22, 2006) For years, Turkey has been run by a stridently secular business and political elite struggling to align itself with the Western world, while its pious Muslims have been pushed to the political and economic fringes. But now, even the most devout Muslims are embracing Western-style capitalism and commerce.

Jul 11th, 2011 | Comments

Raise the Last Glass: Introduction

FOCAL POINT’s "Raise the Last Glass" follows two Waterford Crystal workers as they fight to save both their jobs and a bit of Irish heritage.

Jan 1st, 2010 | Comments

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Raise the Last Glass: Video

FOCAL POINT follows two Waterford Crystal workers as they fight to save their jobs and a bit of Irish heritage.

Jun 11th, 2009 | Comments

Raise the Last Glass: Interview with Veteran GM Worker Brian Larkin

Wide Angle interviews 36-year General Motors veteran, Brian Larkin, about the loss of GM jobs in Pontiac, Michigan.

Jun 11th, 2009 | Comments

Raise the Last Glass: Filmmaker Notes

Behind the scenes with filmmakers Lauren Kesner and Lucy Kennedy.

Jun 11th, 2009 | Comments

Meet the New Administration

What do Joe Biden, Leon Panetta, and Hillary Clinton have in common? They're all expected to serve in high-level positions in the Obama administration, and they've all appeared as distinguished guests on WIDE ANGLE.

Jan 22nd, 2009 | Comments

Gutted: Introduction

(August 23, 2005) Commercial over-fishing decimates the whitefish population off the coast of Scotland, threatening the livelihood of fishermen. Gutted tells the poignant story of a year in the life of one hard-hit fishing community.

Jun 10th, 2008 | Comments
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