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Eyes of the Storm: Introduction

(August 19, 2009) Eyes of the Storm tells the struggles of several orphaned children left to fend for themselves in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. A Burmese team shot undercover for over 10 months in defiance of the ruling junta's media blackout to provide a rare window into one of the world's most secretive countries.

Jul 12th, 2011 | Comments

Burning Season: Introduction

(July 22, 2008) "Burning Season" kindles both sides of the climate divide in Indonesia and explores whether capitalism can step in where altruism has so far failed to succeed.

Jul 11th, 2011 | Comments

The Sand Castle: Introduction

(July 24, 2007) WIDE ANGLE travels to the royal headquarters of the United Arab Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah as HH Sheikh Saud solicits top European architects to carry out his grandiose dream of a new capital city in the middle of his desert kingdom.

Jul 11th, 2011 | Comments

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

Pilgrimage to Karbala: Introduction

(March 26, 2007) In the summer of 2006, as the Iranian-backed Hezbollah fought off Israelis in Lebanon and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faced down President George Bush at the United Nations, a bus full of Iranian pilgrims left Tehran on a journey to the holy city of Karbala, deep inside a shattered Iraq.

Jul 11th, 2011 | 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

Sahara Marathon: Introduction

WIDE ANGLE presents the story of a unique marathon that is staged annually in the hope of drawing attention to the plight of the Sahrawi people.

Aug 19th, 2004 | Comments

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