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Doc World

DOC WORLD brings international documentaries from around the globe to a US audience. The films explore social concerns, cultural touchstones, political hot topics and environmental issues, revealing the commonalities and differences that peoples and cultures experience. Told with authentic voices, the series offers a unique and contemporary window into stories that surprise, inform and delight.

Road Runners

1h 21m

In Montego Bay, Jamaica, three athletes from Spot Valley High School prepare to compete in the island’s greatest sporting event: Champs. ROAD RUNNERS follows the students over a year while highlighting the historic and contemporary issues of the island. See what it means to grow up in Jamaica, and learn why these young athletes are striving for success that could determine the rest of their lives.

Episodes

  • Road Runners: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Road Runners

    S4 E8 - 1h 21m

    In Montego Bay, Jamaica, three athletes from Spot Valley High School prepare to compete in the island’s greatest sporting event: Champs. ROAD RUNNERS follows the students over a year while highlighting the historic and contemporary issues of the island. See what it means to grow up in Jamaica, and learn why these young athletes are striving for success that could determine the rest of their lives.

  • Border South: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Border South

    S4 E6 - 1h 21m

    Over the course of five years, Raúl O. Paz-Pastrana filmed the migrant routes from southern Mexico to the U.S. Mexico Border, assembling a vivid portrait of the thousands of immigrants who disappear along the trail. The film reveals the immigrants’ resilience, ingenuity, and humor as it exposes a global migration system that renders human beings invisible in life as well as death.

  • Cocaine Prison: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Cocaine Prison

    S4 E5 - 1h 15m

    Follow the lives of three indigenous Bolivians who work at the lowest levels of the cocaine trade: two inmates of an overcrowded prison film their daily experiences, while one’s sister decides whether to traffic cocaine or pursue a college education. COCAINE PRISON bridges the ever-widening gap between the North and South, and brings a new perspective to the War on Drugs being waged in the Andes.

  • Sands of Silence: Waves of Courage: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sands of Silence: Waves of Courage

    S4 E4 - 54m 57s

    A 15-year quest to expose the underworld of sexual exploitation and trafficking leads reporter Chelo Alvarez-Stehle to the windswept beach where her childhood ended, and family secrets began. As she documents the transformation of a sex-trafficking survivor, Chelo undertakes a parallel journey of healing and introspection, and sets out to shatter the silence about sexual abuse in her own life.

  • Siqueiros: Walls of Passion: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Siqueiros: Walls of Passion

    S4 E3 - 54m 56s

    The story of Mexican visual artist David Alfaro Siqueiros, one of the great Mexican artists of the 20th century. As one of the primary advocates of modern public art, he was one of the first muralists to paint on the exterior of buildings to bring art closer to the people. SIQUEIROS: WALLS OF PASSION tells of this controversy-stirring revolutionary and activist who painted on an epic scale.

  • Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

    S4 E1 - 1h 20m

    In their home countries, four LGBTQ+ people were targets of death threats, harassment and discrimination because of who they are, who they love. They are among the many LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers who have fled persecution to resettle in the U.S. But as leadership continues to restrict the flow of refugees, UNSETTLED humanizes a group of people desperate to find a safe place to call home.

Extras + Features

  • Road Runners | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Road Runners | Trailer

    S4 E8 - 1m 3s

    In Montego Bay, Jamaica, three athletes from Spot Valley High School prepare to compete in the island’s greatest sporting event: Champs. ROAD RUNNERS follows the students over a year while highlighting the historic and contemporary issues of the island. See what it means to grow up in Jamaica, and learn why these young athletes are striving for success that could determine the rest of their lives.

  • Road Runners | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Road Runners | Promo

    S4 E8 - 30s

    In Montego Bay, Jamaica, three athletes from Spot Valley High School prepare to compete in the island’s greatest sporting event: Champs. ROAD RUNNERS follows the students over a year while highlighting the historic and contemporary issues of the island. See what it means to grow up in Jamaica, and learn why these young athletes are striving for success that could determine the rest of their lives.

  • No Country for the Poor | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    No Country for the Poor | Promo

    S4 E7 - 30s

    If a democracy fails its citizens, what happens to the vulnerable left with no money, rights, and country of their own? In Hungary, the government slashed social benefits and criminalized homelessness. But homeless, middle class activists, who believe their struggle is paramount, are fighting for justice. Despite these odds, their community keeps them going with hope and solidarity at its heart.

  • No Country for the Poor | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    No Country for the Poor | Trailer

    S4 E7 - 55s

    If a democracy fails its citizens, what happens to the vulnerable left with no money, rights, and country of their own? In Hungary, the government slashed social benefits and criminalized homelessness. But homeless, middle class activists, who believe their struggle is paramount, are fighting for justice. Despite these odds, their community keeps them going with hope and solidarity at its heart.

  • Border South | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Border South | Promo

    S4 E6 - 30s

    Over the course of five years, Raúl O. Paz-Pastrana filmed the migrant routes from southern Mexico to the U.S. Mexico Border, assembling a vivid portrait of the thousands of immigrants who disappear along the trail. The film reveals the immigrants’ resilience, ingenuity, and humor as it exposes a global migration system that renders human beings invisible in life as well as death.

  • Border South | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Border South | Trailer

    S4 E6 - 1m 7s

    Over the course of five years, Raúl O. Paz-Pastrana filmed the migrant routes from southern Mexico to the U.S. Mexico Border, assembling a vivid portrait of the thousands of immigrants who disappear along the trail. The film reveals the immigrants’ resilience, ingenuity, and humor as it exposes a global migration system that renders human beings invisible in life as well as death.

  • Cocaine Prison | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Cocaine Prison | Promo

    S4 E5 - 30s

    Follow the lives of three indigenous Bolivians who work at the lowest levels of the cocaine trade: two inmates of an overcrowded prison film their daily experiences, while one’s sister decides whether to traffic cocaine or pursue a college education. COCAINE PRISON bridges the ever-widening gap between the North and South, and brings a new perspective to the War on Drugs being waged in the Andes.

  • Cocaine Prison | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Cocaine Prison | Trailer

    S4 E5 - 1m 6s

    Follow the lives of three indigenous Bolivians who work at the lowest levels of the cocaine trade: two inmates of an overcrowded prison film their daily experiences, while one’s sister decides whether to traffic cocaine or pursue a college education. COCAINE PRISON bridges the ever-widening gap between the North and South, and brings a new perspective to the War on Drugs being waged in the Andes.

  • Sands of Silence: Waves of Courage | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sands of Silence: Waves of Courage | Trailer

    S4 E4 - 52s

    A 15-year quest to expose the underworld of sexual exploitation and trafficking leads reporter Chelo Alvarez-Stehle to the windswept beach where her childhood ended, and family secrets began. As she documents the transformation of a sex-trafficking survivor, Chelo undertakes a parallel journey of healing and introspection, and sets out to shatter the silence about sexual abuse in her own life.

  • Sands of Silence: Waves of Courage | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sands of Silence: Waves of Courage | Promo

    S4 E4 - 30s

    A 15-year quest to expose the underworld of sexual exploitation and trafficking leads reporter Chelo Alvarez-Stehle to the windswept beach where her childhood ended, and family secrets began. As she documents the transformation of a sex-trafficking survivor, Chelo undertakes a parallel journey of healing and introspection, and sets out to shatter the silence about sexual abuse in her own life.

  • Siqueiros: Walls of Passion | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Siqueiros: Walls of Passion | Promo

    S4 E3 - 30s

    The story of Mexican visual artist David Alfaro Siqueiros, one of the great Mexican artists of the 20th century. As one of the primary advocates of modern public art, he was one of the first muralists to paint on the exterior of buildings to bring art closer to the people. SIQUEIROS: WALLS OF PASSION tells of this controversy-stirring revolutionary and activist who painted on an epic scale.

  • Siqueiros: Walls of Passion | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Siqueiros: Walls of Passion | Trailer

    S4 E3 - 1m 5s

    The story of Mexican visual artist David Alfaro Siqueiros, one of the great Mexican artists of the 20th century. As one of the primary advocates of modern public art, he was one of the first muralists to paint on the exterior of buildings to bring art closer to the people. SIQUEIROS: WALLS OF PASSION tells of this controversy-stirring revolutionary and activist who painted on an epic scale.

Schedule

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    Doc World

    Las Sandinistas!

    Sunday
    Oct 24

    1 Hour

    Women overcome traditional gender barriers and stereotypes to lead combat and social reform during Nicaragua's 1979 Sandinista Revolution.
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    Doc World: TVSS: Iconic

    Doc World

    Las Sandinistas!

    Monday
    Oct 25

    1 Hour

    Women overcome traditional gender barriers and stereotypes to lead combat and social reform during Nicaragua's 1979 Sandinista Revolution.
  • Image
    Doc World: TVSS: Iconic

    Doc World

    Las Sandinistas!

    Monday
    Oct 25

    1 Hour

    Women overcome traditional gender barriers and stereotypes to lead combat and social reform during Nicaragua's 1979 Sandinista Revolution.
  • Image
    Doc World: TVSS: Iconic

    Doc World

    Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

    Sunday
    Oct 31

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Four LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers flee persecution in their home countries in hopes of finding a safe life in Northern California.
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    Doc World: TVSS: Iconic

    Doc World

    Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

    Monday
    Nov 1

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Four LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers flee persecution in their home countries in hopes of finding a safe life in Northern California.
  • Image
    Doc World: TVSS: Iconic

    Doc World

    Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

    Monday
    Nov 1

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Four LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers flee persecution in their home countries in hopes of finding a safe life in Northern California.

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