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About the Series


FOCAL POINT is a new series of web-exclusive documentary shorts on international current affairs produced by Wide Angle, in collaboration with independent producers from around the globe.

Nov 15th, 2008

Ask Aaron Brown Five Good Questions

Before Aaron makes his WIDE ANGLE debut on Tuesday, July 1, he's participating in PBS's "Five Good Questions" feature, which allows you to interact with the people who appear on PBS.

Jun 18th, 2008

Film Descriptions

Link to descriptions of all Wide Angle films.

May 27th, 2008


May 27th, 2008

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

The Saudi Question: Introduction

Will the kingdom will find a path to democratic reform or succumb to a rising tide of Islamic extremism.

Oct 7th, 2004

Suicide Bombers: Introduction

(July 1, 2004) In a series of unique, powerful, and revealing interviews from inside Israeli prisons, this film examines the minds of Palestinian suicide bombers. Three failed suicide bombers, one recruiter, and one bomb builder captured by Israeli security forces speak openly of their training, motivation, operational methodology, and profound belief in the idea of entering paradise by becoming a martyr killed in the cause of Islam.

Jul 1st, 2004

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

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

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