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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

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  • (#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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2 Sides Project

2 Sides Project airs 3/25 at 1 a.m. – THE 2 SIDES PROJECT follows the unforgettable journey of six U.S. sons and daughters as they discover a country and a people with whom they share a common history. Over 11 days in December 2015, American and Vietnamese sons and daughters-who had all lost fathers on opposite sides of the war held the first-ever formal meetings. The film captures the entire story, not just the transformative two sides encounters, but the profoundly moving experiences these Americans had while visiting the sites where their fathers died, and the powerful encounters they had with the country itself. The film focuses on the aftermath of the Vietnam War, and provides a unique complement to the Ken Burns series on the war.

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