Wide Angle -- WINDOW INTO GLOBAL HISTORY

Visit WIDE ANGLE on pbs.org
theme: Political systems
view video bank by location

 Migrant Workers (2:57)  Illegal in Beijing (2:44)
Photo of a Chinese migrant construction worker.
video
Migrant construction workers in Beijing describe their living conditions.
Film Name:
To Have and Have Not
Country: China
Photo of a Chinese girl.
video
Migrants to Beijing live in cramped quarters and are denied state services.
Film Name:
To Have and Have Not
Country: China

 One Party (1:24)  All for One (2:55)
Photo of the North Korean chief of state, Kim Jong Il.
video
North Korea is a one-party state, with its citizens divided among three "equal" classes.
Film Name: A State of Mind
Country: North Korea
Photo of a political poster in North Korea.
video
Organization, discipline, and collectivism are important values in North Korean society.
Film Name: A State of Mind
Country: North Korea

 Self-Reliance (2:32)  Breaking New Ground (0:30)
Photo of farmers and workers in North Korea.
video
Self-reliance is a North Korean ideology that farmers and workers alike uphold.
Film Name: A State of Mind
Country: North Korea
Photo of a woman in Rwanda.
video
Ten years after the genocide, women are leading Rwanda in government, business, and in promoting peace.
Film Name: Ladies First
Country: Rwanda

 70% Female (1:22)  Women in Parliament (1:23)
Photo of women in the Rwandan Legislature.
video


Before 1994, women in Rwanda had never been able to own land, open a bank account, or work outside the home. Since then they have made great strides toward rights and equality, and have become outspoken leaders in Rwanda.
Film Name: Ladies First
Country: Rwanda
Photo of a Rwandan woman in the national legislature.
video


Rwanda's most recent Constitution guaranteed women representation in government. Today, Rwanda leads the world in representation by women in the national legislature.
Film Name: Ladies First
Country: Rwanda

 Detainees (1:49)  Legal System Expansion (2:06)
Photo of a guard tower in the detention center
video
Detainees in Botswana describe conditions in Zimbabwe.
Film Name: Border Jumpers
Country: Botswana

video
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

 Political Debate in Turkey (2:08)

video
A hot topic of debate in Turkey is the possibility of an increasingly Islamic state in this historically secular country.
Film Name: Turkey's Tigers
Country: Turkey