Behind the Lens - My Perestroika

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15 to Life: Kenneth's Story

15 to Life: Kenneth's Story

POV

At age 15, Kenneth Young received four consecutive life sentences for a series of armed robberies. POV follows his struggle for redemption and chronicles his effort to reduce the sentence. 

60 min.

Fallen City

Fallen City

POV

Survivors of a 2008 earthquake in China.

60 min.

Getting Back to Abnormal

Getting Back to Abnormal

POV

The changed realities of post-Katrina New Orleans.

90 min.

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

POV

A profile of 98-year-old Grace Lee Boggs.

90 min.

When I Walk

When I Walk

POV

"When I Walk," about filmmaker Jason DaSilva.

90 min.

The Light in Her Eyes

The Light in Her Eyes

POV

"The Light in Her Eyes," about a Syrian woman.

60 min.

Schedule

Wednesday
7/30/14 7:30 PM
WGBH World
Thursday
7/31/14 12:00 AM
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Thursday
7/31/14 8:00 AM
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Thursday
7/31/14 2:00 PM
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