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P.O.V.: West 47th Street
West 47th Street is an intimate cinéma vérité portrait of four people struggling to recover from serious mental illness at Fountain House, a renowned rehabilitation center in New York City's Hell's Kitchen. Over three years, the film follows its subjects as they deal with drug regimens, health issues, group homes and work programs with courage and humor.
See also ITV: It's all Part of the Job and No Body's Perfect.

Web Site:
www.pbs.org/pov/pov2003/west47thstreet

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

Print Guide:
The guide is available on the Web site.

P.O.V: Family Fundamentals
Family Fundamentals is a filmmaker's personal attempt to answer an explosive question: "What happens when conservative Christian families have children who are homosexual?" Armed with a digital camera, Dong takes viewers into the private and public lives of three families where parents actively campaign against gay civil rights, despite having gay offspring themselves.
See also P.O.V.: Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin.

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

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

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

Wide Angle: Exclusive to al-Jazeera
This film goes behind the scenes of Al-Jazeera's broadcast headquarters in the Arabian Gulf state of Qatar during its nonstop coverage of the recent war in Iraq. Watched by millions of people in the Arab world, the first Arabic all-news network had continuous access to events in Iraq. Exclusive to Al-Jazeera reveals that by the end of the war, the Al-Jazeera network is planning an English-language feed, grieving over a lost colleague, and four million subscribers larger.
See also Frontline/World: ISRAEL/PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES- In the Line of Fire.

Web Site:
www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/shows/aljazeera

Video Clip:
A video clip of Richard Haass discussing democracy in the Middle East with host Jamie Rubin is available on the Web site.

Frontline/World: VENEZUELA - A Nation On Edge
What accounts for the remarkable staying power of Hugo Chavez, the maverick, populist president of Venezuela? One year after Chavez was briefly toppled in a coup d'état, FRONTLINE/World travels to Caracas to investigate the highly charged, sometimes violent, class struggle that swirls around him.

Web Site:
www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/Venezuela

Video Clip:
The full 23 minute program is available on the Web site.

Kofi Annan: Center of the Storm
Can the UN defend world peace at a time of world conflict? In this film, award-winning filmmaker David Grubin looks at the man charged with defending the UN's ideals - Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Working with an unobtrusive mini-DV camera, Grubin and his team joined Annan as he flew to Afghanistan to encourage reconstruction efforts, to Norway to accept the Nobel Prize, and to East Timor to declare its independence. Ninety minutes of frank interviews and intimate behind-the-scenes episodes that provide unforgettable insight into a world leader at the center of the storm.

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

Video Clip:
A clip of the program is available on Web site.
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