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Escaping Eritrea

54m 13s

An unprecedented undercover investigation into one of the world’s most repressive regimes — Eritrea. Exclusive secret footage and testimony shed new light on shocking allegations of torture, arbitrary detention and indefinite forced conscription.

Episodes

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    Escaping Eritrea

    S2021 E10 - 54m 13s

    An unprecedented undercover investigation into one of the world’s most repressive regimes — Eritrea. Exclusive secret footage and testimony shed new light on shocking allegations of torture, arbitrary detention and indefinite forced conscription.

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    The Virus That Shook The World (Part Two)

    S2021 E9 - 54m 12s

    The epic story of people around the world living through the year of the pandemic continues in a second part. With extensive personal video and local footage, FRONTLINE shows the differing struggles, beliefs and responses, across cultures, race, faith and privilege.

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    The Virus That Shook The World (Part One)

    S2021 E8 - 1h 54m

    The epic story of how people around the world lived through the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, from lockdowns to funerals to protests. Filming across the globe and using extensive personal video and local footage, FRONTLINE documented how people and countries responded to COVID-19 across cultures, races, faiths and privilege.

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    American Insurrection

    S2021 E7 - 1h 24m

    Over the last three years, FRONTLINE has collaborated with ProPublica to investigate the rise of extremism in America. In the aftermath of the assault on the U.S. Capitol, FRONTLINE and ProPublica team up again to examine how far-right groups were emboldened and encouraged by former President Trump and how individuals were radicalized and brought into the political landscape.

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    Death Is Our Business/Love, Life & the Virus

    S2021 E6 - 54m 22s

    At Black-owned funeral homes in New Orleans, COVID-19 reshapes the grieving process. How the pandemic has transformed mourning in a city known for its jazz-filled funerals. Also in this hour, the story of a mom's fight to survive the virus and see her newborn.

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    Iraq's Assassins/COVID in Yemen

    S2021 E5 - 54m 22s

    How Iranian-backed Shia militias are terrorizing Iraq. FRONTLINE investigates allegations that militias are threatening and killing critics with impunity and targeting U.S. interests. Also in this hour, how COVID is worsening Yemen's humanitarian crisis.

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    China's COVID Secrets

    S2021 E4 - 1h 24m

    The untold story of the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and how China responded. Chinese scientists and doctors, international disease experts and health officials reveal missed opportunities to suppress the outbreak, and lessons for the world.

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    Trump's American Carnage

    S2021 E3 - 54m 22s

    From his first days as president to his last, how Trump stoked division, violence, and insurrection. FRONTLINE investigates Trump’s siege on his enemies, the media, and even the leaders of his own party, who for years ignored the warning signs of what was to come.

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    President Biden

    S2021 E2 - 54m 22s

    FRONTLINE tells the story of how crisis and tragedy prepared Joe Biden to become America’s next president. Those who know him best describe the searing moments that shaped President-elect Biden and what those challenges reveal about how he will govern.

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    A Thousand Cuts

    S2021 E1 - 1h 39m

    With press freedom under threat in the Philippines, "A Thousand Cuts" goes inside the escalating war between the press and the government. The documentary follows Maria Ressa, a renowned journalist who has become a top target of President Duterte's crackdown on the news media.

Extras + Features

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    "A Thousand Cuts" — Trailer

    S2021 E1 - 2m 18s

    With press freedom under threat in the Philippines, "A Thousand Cuts" goes inside the escalating war between the press and the government. The documentary follows Maria Ressa, a renowned journalist who has become a top target of President Duterte's crackdown on the news media.

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    Invasion of the Capitol Was Planned for Weeks in Plain Sight

    S2021 - 2m 35s

    On Jan. 6, 2021, a mob of President Trump's supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol building, while Congress was meeting to certify Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election. The rioters had planned online for weeks in plain sight, raising questions about why the police presence was so easily overwhelmed.

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    Plastic Wars

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    May 11

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    An investigation into the fight over the future of plastics, the crisis of water pollution and whether the plastic industry used recycling to sell more plastic.
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    Plastic Wars

    Tuesday
    May 11

    1 Hour

    An investigation into the fight over the future of plastics, the crisis of water pollution and whether the plastic industry used recycling to sell more plastic.
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    Plastic Wars

    Wednesday
    May 12

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    An investigation into the fight over the future of plastics, the crisis of water pollution and whether the plastic industry used recycling to sell more plastic.
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    Plastic Wars

    Wednesday
    May 12

    57 Minutes

    An investigation into the fight over the future of plastics, the crisis of water pollution and whether the plastic industry used recycling to sell more plastic.
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    Plastic Wars

    Wednesday
    May 12

    1 Hour

    An investigation into the fight over the future of plastics, the crisis of water pollution and whether the plastic industry used recycling to sell more plastic.
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    Plastic Wars

    Thursday
    May 13

    1 Hour

    An investigation into the fight over the future of plastics, the crisis of water pollution and whether the plastic industry used recycling to sell more plastic.
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    The Healthcare Divide

    Tuesday
    May 18

    1 Hour

    An investigation into growing inequities in American health care exposed by COVID-19 and how the pressure for profit and uneven government support is creating a larger divide between rich and poor hospitals.
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    The Healthcare Divide

    Tuesday
    May 18

    1 Hour

    An investigation into growing inequities in American health care exposed by COVID-19 and how the pressure for profit and uneven government support is creating a larger divide between rich and poor hospitals.
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    The Healthcare Divide

    Wednesday
    May 19

    1 Hour

    An investigation into growing inequities in American health care exposed by COVID-19 and how the pressure for profit and uneven government support is creating a larger divide between rich and poor hospitals.
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    FRONTLINE

    The Healthcare Divide

    Wednesday
    May 19

    1 Hour

    An investigation into growing inequities in American health care exposed by COVID-19 and how the pressure for profit and uneven government support is creating a larger divide between rich and poor hospitals.
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    FRONTLINE

    The Healthcare Divide

    Wednesday
    May 19

    1 Hour

    An investigation into growing inequities in American health care exposed by COVID-19 and how the pressure for profit and uneven government support is creating a larger divide between rich and poor hospitals.
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    FRONTLINE

    The Healthcare Divide

    Thursday
    May 20

    1 Hour

    An investigation into growing inequities in American health care exposed by COVID-19 and how the pressure for profit and uneven government support is creating a larger divide between rich and poor hospitals.

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