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Dying to Leave: Introduction

(September 25, 2003) This two-hour WIDE ANGLE special explores the current worldwide boom in illicit migration. Focusing on five major stories whose journeys traverse 16 countries, this documentary will look into the circumstances that drove these migrants from their homes, describe the difficulties involved in their epic journeys and reveal what awaits them in their new world.

Sep 25th, 2003 | Comments

The Damned: Introduction

(September 18, 2003) "The Dammed" raises important questions about the costs and consequences of modernization and development, as the global community re-evaluates the social and environmental impacts of large dam projects.

Sep 18th, 2003 | Comments

A State of Mind: Introduction

(September 11, 2003) This documentary tells the story of two teenage girls and their families as the girls prepare to participate in North Korea's Mass Games, an intricately choreographed display celebrating North Korea's statehood and revolutionary zeal in one of the last surviving Communist showcase pageants.

Sep 11th, 2003 | Comments

Road to Riches: Introduction

(August 28, 2003) The film reveals the stark contrasts among the lives of South Africans almost ten years after the demise of apartheid. The clock is still clearly ticking to do even more to improve life for the black majority -- or face the consequences.

Aug 28th, 2003 | Comments

The Prime Minister and the Press: Introduction

(August 21, 2003) The Prime Minister and the Press examines Silvio Berlusconi's rise to prominence, and explores what happens to public debate when extreme wealth and political power converge with media dominance.

Aug 21st, 2003 | Comments

Coca and the Congressman: Introduction

(August 7, 2003) WIDE ANGLE travels with Evo Morales to the stunning highlands of Bolivia as he fights to expand the amount of coca that can be legally grown by farmers. The pitfalls of a drug-based economy -- and the difficulty of finding suitable replacement crops to support peasant families -- are all part of the story.

Aug 7th, 2003 | Comments

AIDS Warriors: Introduction

(July 24, 2003) WIDE ANGLE explores the role of the Angolan military, the only functioning arm of the state, in its bold attempt to combat the AIDS pandemic. The challenges it faces offer an arresting portrait of a nation at a crucial moment in history.

Jul 24th, 2003 | Comments

The Rock Star and the Mullahs: Introduction

(July 17, 2003) WIDE ANGLE follows Salman Ahmed as he journeys to the tolerant, ancient city of Lahore and the fundamentalist stronghold of Peshawar to reveal the internal religious and political conflicts of nuclear-armed Pakistan.

Jul 17th, 2003 | Comments

Exclusive to al-Jazeera: Introduction

(July 10, 2003) WIDE ANGLE goes behind the scenes of Al-Jazeera's broadcast headquarters in the Arabian Gulf state of Qatar during its nonstop coverage of the war in Iraq. Watched by millions of people in the Arab world, the first Arabic all-news network had continuous access to events in Iraq.

Jul 10th, 2003 | Comments
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