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Air Date: Thu, Aug 16, 2018 9:00 PM
Using historical footage and interviews from artists who were interned, this film tells the story of how traditional Japanese cultural arts were maintained at a time when the War Relocation Authority emphasized the importance of assimilation and Americanization.
Air Date: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 10:00 PM
Colditz Castle, a notorious prisoner of war camp in Nazi Germany, was supposed to be escape-proof. But in World War II, a group of British officers dreamt up an escape plan: in a secret attic workshop, they constructed a two-man glider out of bed sheets and floorboards.
Air Date: Thu, May 26, 2016 8:00 PM
The Honolulu Zoo lost its accreditation after the Association of Zoos and Aquariums determined that the zoo receives inadequate funding from the City and community partners, and suffers from inconsistent leadership and political wrangling. City leaders vow to turn things around.
Air Date: Thu, May 19, 2016 8:00 PM
With news of another dolphin encounter program coming to Hawai‘i, INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I examines the debate over marine mammals’ life in captivity. Is it right to hold marine mammals in captivity for entertainment or research purposes? Dolphins, sea lions, and seals are mainstay attractions at venues across the country.
Air Date: Mon, Aug 31, 2015 10:00 PM
Featuring brutally candid testimony, this film is a chilling exposé of Cambodia’s human trafficking underworld and an eye-opening look at the complex cycle of poverty, despair and greed that fuels this brutal modern slave trade. More than half a million Cambodians work abroad and a staggering third of these have been sold as slaves.
Air Date: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 10:00 PM
Matt VanDyke was a recent college grad with a love of video games and action movies when he decided to embark on a “crash course in manhood.
Air Date: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 10:00 PM
Five Chilean women who gather monthly for a ritual that has sustained them through 60 years of personal and societal change. See how a routine of tea and pastries helped them commemorate life’s joys and cope with infidelity, illness and death.
Air Date: Mon, Jul 20, 2015 10:00 PM
Witness the transformation of 19-year-old Basset Saroot from star goalkeeper for the Syrian national soccer team to peaceful advocate for reforms to armed insurgent. Get an inside look at the brutal war President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has waged, a conflict that many accuse the world of overlooking.
Air Date: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 10:00 PM
Follow the military-style rehab of three Chinese teenagers, obsessive gamers who prefer the virtual world to the real one. The film is an emotional voyage that examines the results of internet addiction and its effects on families and interpersonal relationships, while examining the cultural and emotional effects of this type of treatment.
Air Date: Mon, Jul 6, 2015 10:00 PM
Having lost custody of their children, two parents fight to win back the trust of the courts and reunite their families. Acknowledging their past parenting mistakes, both contend with a complex bureaucracy to prove they deserve a second chance.
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