Wide Angle -- WINDOW INTO GLOBAL HISTORY

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 Neeraj (3:44)  Night School (2:17)
Photo of Neeraj.
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Neeraj, a young Indian girl, goes to night school.
Film Name: Time for School
Country: India
Photo of Indian children attending night school.
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Millions of Indian children do not attend school. Others attend makeshift night schools.
Film Name: Time for School
Country: India

 Nanavi (2:48)  School in Benin (2:59)
Photo of Nanavi in school.
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Nanavi, a young girl in Benin, has a rare opportunity to go to school.
Film Name: Time for School
Country: Benin
Photo of a Beninese girl in school.
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For young Beninese girls, going to school brings many advantages. It also requires a lot of support.
Film Name: Time for School
Country: Benin

 Refugee Camp (2:54)  The Rule of Law (2:43)
Photo of a Chechen refugee camp.
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About half a million Chechens currently live in refugee camps. While many young Chechens are recruited into the war efforts, 16-year-old Rajap attempts to further his education from his home in a tent city.
Film Name:
Greetings From Grozny
Country: Chechnya

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In China, the adoption of a legal system based on the rule of law is a relatively recent development. Prior to the 1970s, the legal system was completely different.
Film Name:
The People's Court
Country: China

 The Power of Developers (2:01)  Migrant Workers & Social Justice (3:09)

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A peasant family in China is caught in a land rights dispute with no apparent solution in sight.
Film Name:
The People's Court
Country: China

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Chinese migrant workers give insight into their status, lack of power, and vulnerability in the new economic order.
Film Name:
The People's Court
Country: China

 Legal System Expansion (2:06)  Labor Disputes (2:56)

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Overview of the expansion of the legal system in China as market forces lead to new circumstances requiring legal solutions.
Film Name:
The People's Court
Country: China

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Case study of the mediation of a disagreement between an employee and his former employer in China's courts.
Film Name:
The People's Court
Country: China

 Trust in the Law (4:11)  Shugufa: Struggle to Study (2:53)

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Complaints made by citizens demonstrate that China's legal system has not yet fully gained the people's trust.
Film Name:
The People's Court
Country: China

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The clip shows the home life of Shugufa and her family. In Afghanistan, women often confront conflicts between tradition and modernization.
Film Name: Back to School
Country: Afghanistan

 Shugufa: Struggle to Learn (3:30)  Joab: The Class Prefect (2:20)

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Shugufa attends school where she studies religion, math, and language with or without books, and she has made it to the 6th grade surpassing the odds.
Film Name: Back to School
Country: Afghanistan

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After dropping out of school following his mother's death, Joab returns to school, and is chosen prefect by the other students.
Film Name: Back to School
Country: Kenya

 Jefferson: The Bolsa Familia (3:15)  Jefferson: Safe Haven (3:04)

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Jefferson faces the challenges of growing up in an urban slum as Brazil attempts to enroll as many children as possible in school.
Film Name: Back to School
Country: Brazil

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In spite of the schools serving as a refuge and place of learning, Brazil's educational efforts still struggle with achieving success.
Film Name: Back to School
Country: Brazil

 Ken & Joab: A Comparison (3:09)

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This clip contains a comparison of two classrooms in state-supported free primary schools: Japan and Kenya
Film Name: Back to School
Country: Japan and Kenya