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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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    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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    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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    South Africa: An Everyday Crime

    13m 38s

    Elena Ghanotakis reports from Cape Town, South Africa, home to extreme disparities between rich and poor and the highest levels of sexual violence in the world.

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    Tibet: Eye Camp

    14m 25s

    Cataracts are the leading cause of preventable blindness in the world. In Tibet, where many people live at 15,000 feet, the disease is epidemic. After meeting with the Dalai Lama and struggling with his own religious identity, American Dr. Marc Lieberman, set out to help. "Eye Camp" follows his mission to restore vision at the top of the world.

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    Iraq: The Alcohol Smugglers

    6m 40s

    With Iraq mired in a chaotic civil war, those who can get out are doing so. According to the latest United Nations figures, 50,000 Iraqis a month are now leaving their country. Those who remain try to survive any way they can, like the resourceful Kurdish smugglers in this week's Rough Cut.

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    Ghana: Baseball Dreams

    12m 9s

    Trying to become a baseball star in a small, poor country in West Africa, where soccer is the sport of choice, is a tall order. But as reporter Zachary Stauffer discovers in this week's Rough Cut, Ghana has some true believers in America's game.

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    Uganda: The Condom Controversy

    9m 1s

    "You must learn how to say no", booms Ugandan evangelical minister Martin Ssempa. "Say I do not want to have sex. I have chosen not to have sex". So begins this Rough Cut, which looks at the controversy over U.S. funding for AIDS relief in Africa.

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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