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KCETLink Announces New Fall Slate of Global Documentaries

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Revealing Films Explore Human Interest, Environmental,

and Political Stories and More from Around the World

Burbank, Calif. - Aug. 27, 2014 - KCETLink, the national independent public

transmedia organization, will premiere a new fall

slate of global documentaries, exploring a wide range of topics, including:

human rights, ecology, history and politics, health and more.

The lineup debuts with THE HUNGRY TIDE, an

hour-long profile following NGO worker Maria Tiimon of the Kiribati Islands

in the Pacific, who reveals the tragic impact climate change and global warming

is having on the region. The film will air on Link TV (DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410) on

Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. and on KCET on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 9:30 p.m. Select films will be available online after their

airdates at linktv.org or kcet.org/video.

Link TV Documentary Schedule (National)

THE HUNGRY TIDE

Tuesday, Sept. 2 at

8 p.m. ET/PT

Originally from the Kiribati Islands, NGO worker Maria Tiimon is raising

awareness about the climate change issues in the Pacific. In the film, the

stark global inequalities driving the global warming phenomenon are exposed and

only decisive global action will save Kiribati from disappearing.

STRANDED: THE ANDES PLANE CRASH SURVIVORS

Thursday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. PT / Monday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. ET

On Friday, October 13, 1972, charter flight 571 took off from Montevideo,

Uruguay's capital city, carrying a boisterous team of wealthy college athletes

to a rugby match in Chile. But what was supposed to be a first taste of freedom

away from home turned out to be a much more sinister and life-altering journey.

CIRCUS SCHOOL

Saturday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Take a rare look into one of China's most treasured commodities -- acrobats.

Following students as they prepare for a national competition, this film

reveals the rigorous physical training they must endure. Through exhaustion,

injury, and broken bones, the students will let nothing stop their seamless and

precise performances in order to be the best.

COAL RUSH

Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

When a rural Appalachian community figures out that severe illnesses may

not be an act of God, but of environmental wrongdoing, locals take on major

coal company, Massey Energy over contaminated water that they charge is the

cause of widespread sickness.

FOR GOD, TSAR AND FATHERLAND

Saturday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Russian nationalism

percolates in a castle outside Moscow, where Mikhail Morozov--who longs for a

return to the glory days of Old Russia--rules autonomously over young initiates,

laying the groundwork for a rapidly growing right-wing movement.

ABC COLUMBIA

Thursday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. PT / Monday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET

Through the eyes of children, the film explores the realities that nurture

and perpetuate violence in a small, rural Columbian community controlled by

paramilitary forces.

COUNTERFEIT CULTURE

Saturday, Sept 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Explore the dangerous and sometimes deadly world of fake products. An

industry that once dealt in imitation designer handbags and shoes has exploded

into a global epidemic of counterfeit pharmaceuticals, foods, toys, electronic

goods, car parts and microchips. Shot on location in Canada, U.S., Asia and

Europe, the film challenges consumers to take a deeper look at what appear to

be harmless knock-offs at bargain prices.

IRANIAN KIDNEY BARGAIN SALE

Thursday. Sept. 25 at 8 p.m.  PT /

Monday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. ET

With an official kidney referral agency as the backdrop, the film

follows young Iranians through the organ trade process -- from their initial

appointment to the actual surgery and kidney removal. Iran is the only country

in the world where kidney trading is legal. Every 10 minutes, a young person

wishing to sell their kidney reports to the reception of one of the official

kidney referral agencies.

KCET Documentary Schedule (Southern California):

THE HUNGRY TIDE

Wednesday, Sept. 3

at 9:30 p.m. PT

Originally from the Kiribati Islands, NGO worker Maria Tiimon is raising

awareness about the climate change issues in the Pacific. In the film, the

stark global inequalities driving the global warming phenomenon are exposed and

only decisive global action will save Kiribati from disappearing.

COAL RUSH

Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 9:30 p.m. PT

When a rural Appalachian community figures out that severe illnesses may

not be an act of God, but of environmental wrongdoing, locals take on major

coal company, Massey Energy over contaminated water that they charge is the

cause of widespread sickness.

CAPE SPIN! AN AMERICAN POWER STRUGGLE

Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 9:30 p.m. PT

This film explores the tragicomic tale of the 10-year battle over America's

largest proposed clean energy project -- and a microcosm of the obstacles the

country faces in the larger struggle to move towards more sustainable forms of

energy on a broader scale. When energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon first proposed

Cape Wind, a project to put 130 wind turbines in fabled Nantucket Sound, he had

no idea that a huge firestorm of opposition would erupt. Cape Spin! tells the

incredible tale of how America's first proposed offshore wind farm triggered an

unexpected schism in this idyllic coastal region. Neighbor was pitted against

neighbor, environmentalist against environmentalist, and unexpected alliances

were forged -- including Kennedys and Kochs on the same side.

*For editors: To request screener links and images, please contact Ayn

Allen, aallen@kcet.org.

ABOUT KCETLINK

KCETLink is the national independent public transmedia

organization formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media. A

viewer-supported 501c(3) organization, its content is distributed nationally

via satellite on DirecTV (375) and DISH (9410), in Southern and Central

California via broadcast, as well as through various digital delivery systems.

The combined organization reaches a wide broadcast audience that includes Link

TV's 33 million satellite subscribers and KCET's 5.6 million households in

Southern and Central California. KCETLink is committed to driving public media

innovation with smarter ways to access content that engages all audiences with

global storytelling. For additional information about KCETLink productions,

web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please

visit kcet.org or linktv.org.

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