Wide Angle -- WINDOW INTO GLOBAL HISTORY

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 Mass Games (1:44)  Women in Parliament (1:23)
Photo of North Korean children in the Mass Games.
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Thousands of North Korean schoolchildren participate in the Mass Games, a colossal spectacle of rhythmic gymnastics in celebration of the North Korean state.
Film Name: A State of Mind
Country: North Korea
Photo of a Rwandan woman in the national legislature.
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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

 Breaking New Ground (0:30)  70% Female (1:22)
Photo of a woman in Rwanda.
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Ten years after the genocide, women are leading Rwanda in government, business, and in promoting peace.
Film Name: Ladies First
Country: Rwanda
Photo of women in the Rwandan Legislature.
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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

 Detainees (1:49)  Affirmative Action in the USA (3:25)
Photo of a guard tower in a detention center.
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Detainees in Botswana describe conditions in Zimbabwe.
Film Name: Border Jumpers
Country: Botswana

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Two American NAACP lawyers arrive to advise the Brazilian civil rights organizations, leading to a discussion of differences between race relations in the U.S. and Brazil, and questioning why this particular American import is resented when so many other Americanisms are enthusiastically welcomed.
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Brazil in Black and White
Country: Brazil

 Censorship (4:06)  Trust in the Law (4:11)

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The people behind Kalam Nawaem or "Sweet Talk" discuss how they must carefully choose their topics and tone to keep their program on their air and to increase audience interest.
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Dishing Democracy
Country: Egypt

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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

 The Power of Developers (2:01)  Political Debate in Turkey (2:08)

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A peasant family in China is caught in a land rights dispute with no apparent solution in sight.
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The People's Court
Country: China
Photo of a guard tower in a detention center.
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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