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Each episode of FRONTLINE/World features two or three "short stories" told by a diverse group of reporters and video journalists. These first-person stories will take viewers on adventurous journeys to foreign lands from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Taking advantage of easily portable digital cameras, our correspondents roam widely, observe closely, and when necessary, film surreptitiously.

30,000 Feet: Frequent Flyer

12m 39s

Filmmaker Gabriel Leigh takes us into the complicated world of the frequent-flyer-mileage obsessed.


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    30,000 Feet: Frequent Flyer

    12m 39s

    Filmmaker Gabriel Leigh takes us into the complicated world of the frequent-flyer-mileage obsessed.

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    Troubled Water

    56m 47s

    Southern Africa: Troubled Water: What happened to the promise of the PlayPump? Haiti: The Rice Dilemma: The third in a series of FRONTLINE reports on Haiti with correspondent Adam Davidson of NPR's Planet Money. West Papua: The Clever One In the remote highlands of Indonesia, an American artist finds a peculiar bird with a special talent.

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    Brazil: Hired Guns

    14m 41s

    Reporter Siri Schubert travels to Brazil to investigate how a clash between the giant Swiss agribusiness Syngenta and Brazil's landless movement left two men dead and exposed a long and violent battle for land reform in South America's richest country.

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    California: The Immigration Dilemma

    12m 39s

    Reporter Jason Margolis travels to the fields and farm communities of California's San Joaquin Valley to see how the economic downturn and a three-year drought are stirring the immigration debate.

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    Iran: The Stem Cell Fatwa

    12m 43s

    While headlines about Iran barely get beyond religious extremism and nuclear bombs, this FRONTLINE/World story reveals that the staunchly conservative theocracy has married science and religion to become a world-class hub for embryonic stem cell research.

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    Pakistan Under Siege

    55m 12s

    In this special edition, three stories from a country battling for its own survival.

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    Children of the Taliban

    56m 46s

    Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy takes a dangerous journey through Pakistan to investigate the recruitment methods of a militant branch of the Taliban; Correspondent Douglas Rushkoff travels to South Korea to see how the country's digital revolution is changing the place and its people.

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    Bangladesh: The Mystery of a Mutiny

    7m 24s

    David Montero is no stranger to Bangladesh -- he lived and reported there between 2004 and 2005. But he had only been back in the country for a few hours when a full-scale mutiny by a branch of the Army brought the already chaotic capital of Dhaka to the verge of civil war.

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    Taking on the Mafia

    56m 46s

    The inside story of a group of shop owners and young activists who stood up to the powerful Sicilian mafia. Carola Mamberto explores the story of a restaurant owner - backed by an upstart anti-mafia movement of young people and an elite law enforcement team - who refused to pay the mafia's monthly "tax," taking a stand against mob bosses who've kept Italy in their grip for decades.

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    Sri Lanka: A Terrorist in the Family

    13m 44s

    Filmmaker Beate Arnestad moved to Sri Lanka in 2002 and saw that an entire generation was growing up surrounded by violence. Her resulting film My Daughter the Terrorist, recut and excerpted here, goes inside the special Tamil Tigers' suicide division and is believed to be the first time any suicide bomber has spoken on film about their training and motivations.

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    Burma: Inside the Saffron Revolution

    13m 39s

    On the one-year anniversary of Burma's September uprising, when hundreds of thousands of monks protested for change, the country's military junta continues to wage war against its own people and the crisis there has slipped back into obscurity. Our correspondent inside Burma reports on what comes next for the pro-democracy movement there.

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    Jesus in China

    56m 40s

    As the world spotlight hits China this summer, reporter Evan Osnos goes inside one of the country's most important, but least understood movements - China's underground churches.

Extras + Features

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    The Stanleys' Struggle for Survival

    Two decades after Bill Moyers and FRONTLINE first began chronicling their story, have the Stanleys found an economic foothold? Find out in this sneak preview from “Two American Families,” airing July 9.

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