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Learning from Costa Rico

Costa Rica has long been known among American tourists for its beautiful beaches, pristine rain forests, and comfortable, safe travel. Though surrounded by Central American nations grappling with economic and related gang problems, it is also a nation which stands out for having no defense budget. In Learning From Costa Rica, a new half hour documentary from Bob Gliner (Schools That Change Communities, Barefoot College) a diverse group of American educators travel to Costa Rica to find out how this unique change in budget priorities impacts their educational system and what they might learn that could transform the schools they work in back home. In the process, they come away with not only a different view of Costa Rica, but deep insights into their own motivations to confront challenges facing schools in the United States.

 airs 9/28 at 3:30 a.m

Under 4 Trees

A Zulu community in rural South Africa had no school and enlisted Nomusa Zikhali to create one, with only four trees to shelter the children as they begin their studies. UNDER FOUR TREES is also the story of Thuli and Siyabonga who share their dreams and how Mrs. Zikhali and the Nkomo Primary School influenced their lives. Mrs. Zikhali has successfully built an educational complex for 960 children that created a powerful and sustainable change in her Zulu community. This story shows the transformative power of education.

 

  • 9/22 at 8 p.m. #3211 – Discover how the pervasive racism of the time, particularly in the South, impacted women’s fight for the vote during the final years of the campaign. Stung by a series of defeats in 1915, the suffragists concentrated on passing a federal amendment.

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Iroquois

Iroquois airs 9/22 and 9/29 at 3 a.m. – This series, much of which was filmed on Iroquois resevations, explores different aspects of Iroquois culture, including the oral story-telling tradition and its historical significance.

  • #1 – The Oral Tradition
  • #2 – Art of the Seventh Generation
  • #3 – Educating the Children
  • #4 – Keepers of the Eastern Door

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Frontline The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden

September 22, 2020, 9 p.m. – In the midst of a historic pandemic, surging unemployment and growing economic uncertainty, American voters will head to the polls this fall to decide whether President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden will lead the country for the next four years. And as it has for every election since 1988, FRONTLINE’s acclaimed series “The Choice” will investigate the life stories of the two candidates: the roots of their drive to be president, the moments that shaped them, and the life method that has brought them to this point. As the coronavirus pandemic has further enflamed partisan divisions and fueled misinformation and distrust, “The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden” offers trustworthy journalism that tells the story of the two candidates through revealing interviews with those who know them best. From veteran filmmaker Michael Kirk, who has made four prior installments of “The Choice,” this two-hour special will prepare Americans not just to vote in the election, but to understand what drives the president who will be sworn in on January 20, 2021 to lead a country in crisis.

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Islands of Wonder

 airs 8 p.m. – The 3-part ISLANDS OF WONDER series takes viewers on a journey to the most exotic, mysterious and remote islands on Planet Earth: Madagascar, Borneo and Hawaii. These isolated and iconic tropical islands are home to remarkable wildlife and human castaways found nowhere else on earth.

9/30 – #103 – Hawaii

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Independent Lens

Independent Lens –

  • (#2112) – “One Child Nation” –airs 3/30 at 10 p.m. – China’s one-child policy forever changed the lives of mothers and children. Inspired by the birth of her first child, filmmaker Nanfu Wang returns to China to speak with her mother and brother, and explore the ripple effect of this social experiment.

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