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Doc Watch: A Day in the Life of a Sniper in Syria

Source:  The Atlantic “Did you kill any members of ISIS?” a hairdresser asks his client. The young man doesn’t answer. He simply stares at himself in the mirror—a soldier clad in camouflage with a rifle casually slung over his shoulder. Another try: “So, did you kill...

“Nowhere” tells the story of how one man escaped the hell of Darfur

Source:  The Atlantic “The whole world knows about the problems in Darfur,” says Nouri, a recently resettled refugee, in Kristian Engelsen’s moving short film, "Nowhere." "My life was in danger. Many in my family died. So I had to run away.” Now, Nouri lives in...

Doc Watch: Why North Korea has schools in Japan

Source:  Vox For the third Vox Borders documentary, "Inside North Korea’s Bubble in Japan," Vox visited an elementary school in Japan. The kids were well-behaved and lively, exactly what you’d expect. But these kids face hostility in their birth country because...

Meet the man who trumps Donald at his own game in “EuroTrump”

Source:  Observer Geert Wilders’ similarities to Donald Trump don’t stop at his perfectly quaffed, bleached hair. The world-famous, nationalist Dutch politician has ridden the populist wave to notable acclaim. Like Trump, Wilders has lived in the limelight for decades...

Critically acclaimed “Cameraperson” premieres tonight on PBS

Source:  PBS A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into a tapestry of footage captured over the twenty-five-year career of cinematographer...