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P.O.V.: Escuela
In this follow-up to P.O.V.'s La Boda (The Wedding), Liliana and Elizabeth Luis make their way in 21st century America. For Liliana, who begins her freshman year in high school, this means dealing with the harsh demands of work in the fields, constant travel and endlessly changing schools, classes and friends as she migrates with her farm-worker family between California, Texas and Mexico. For Elizabeth, a limited education and the struggle to secure citizenship for her husband combine to create an uncertain economic outlook. Escuela continues the story of one Mexican-American family's drive towards a better future.

Web Site:
www.pbs.org/pov/pov2002/escuela

Video Clip:
Film trailer is available on the Web site.

Print Guide:
This guide should be used to help facilitate discussions after screening Escuela. The guide is available on Web site.

P.O.V.: The Flute Player
Arn Chorn-Pond was only a boy when the brutal Khmer Rouge regime overran Cambodia and turned his country into a ghastly land of "killing fields." While most of Arn's family, and 90% of the country's musicians, were killed, Arn was kept alive to play propaganda songs on the flute for his captors. 20 years later, The Flute Player follows Arn's journey back to Cambodia as he seeks out surviving "master musicians" and faces the dark shadows of his war-torn past.

Web Site:
www.pbs.org/pov/pov2003/thefluteplayer

Video Clip:
A trailer of the film is available on the Web site.

Print Guide:
This guide should be used to help facilitate discussions after screening The Flute Player. The guide is available on Web site.

Riding the Rails
At the height of the Great Depression, more than a quarter million teenagers were living on the road in America, many criss-crossing the country by illegally hopping freight trains. This film tells the stories of ten teenage hobos within the context of depression-era America.

Web Site:
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/rails/filmmore

Real Audio:
Hobo songs from the 1930s are available to listen to on the Web site.

In The Mix: The New Normal - Dealing with Differences
Hosted by actor Jason Biggs, this episode explores groups' and individuals' efforts to promote racial, religious, and cultural understanding at a time when growing numbers of Arab-Americans and Muslims are being victimized. A Sikh teen and Muslim teens of various backgrounds dispel stereotypes by talking about different aspects of Islam. We also hear from Palestinian and Israeli teens from the Seeds of Peace initiative and a group of peer educators from Global Kids.

Web Site:
www.pbs.org/inthemix/newnormal

Video Clip:
Program clips are available on Web site.

Print Guide:
The NEW NORMAL Discussion Guide includes profiles of teens featured in the program, activities that promote research and reflection, and suggestions for helping students develop media literacy, coping, and decision-making skills and is available on the Web site.

SOUND AND FURY
SOUND AND FURY documents one family's struggle over whether or not to provide two deaf children with cochlear implants, devices that can stimulate hearing. As the Artinians of Long Island, New York debate what is the right choice for the two deaf cousins, Heather, 6, and Peter, 1 1/2, viewers are introduced to one of the most controversial issues affecting the deaf community today. Can durable bridges be built between the deaf and hearing worlds? Find out.

Web Site:
www.pbs.org/wnet/soundandfury

Video Clip:
Film trailer is available to view on the Web site.

Print Guide:
A guide to help facilitate discussion following SOUND AND FURY is available through Thirteen.
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