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Modernization/Economic Development

1-800-INDIA: Introduction

(September 13, 2005) In India, outsourcing has sparked an economic boom, and those working in the industry are making new lives that balance traditional Indian family values with Western-style social and economic mores. But in India, as in the United States, the long-term impact of outsourcing is still unclear.

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

Time for School Series: Introduction

(September 2 & 9, 2009) WIDE ANGLE’s award-winning 12-year documentary project, Time for School, follows seven children from seven countries who are struggling to achieve a basic education.

Sep 21st, 2009 | Comments

Raise the Last Glass: Filmmaker Notes

Behind the scenes with filmmakers Lauren Kesner and Lucy Kennedy.

Jun 11th, 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

Mixed Blessings: Introduction

(July 18, 2006) "Mixed Blessings" looks at Ireland's dramatic transformation from a poor nation of rolling green fields, farmers' pubs, and devout Catholics to an urbanized, secularized and giddily flush society. In this program, WIDE ANGLE visits the city of Limerick.

Jul 18th, 2006 | Comments

An Honest Citizen: Introduction

(September 16, 2004) What could be more dangerous than trying to bring law and order to Colombia? "An Honest Citizen" follows Maria Cristina Chirolla, head of the attorney general's anti-money laundering office, as she struggles to fight the extraordinary reach of drug money in Colombia.

Sep 16th, 2004 | Comments

Hell of a Nation: Introduction

(September 9, 2004) As Afghanistan struggled to adopt a new constitution, WIDE ANGLE filmed behind the scenes at the December 2003 loya jirga. The documentary profiles two aspiring Afghan delegates who face political opposition and physical intimidation as they literally risk their lives to participate in the future of their country.

Sep 9th, 2004 | Comments
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