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KCETLink Presents Compelling Documentaries on Global Conflicts and Compromise

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KCETLink Presents Compelling Documentaries on Global Conflicts and Compromise

 

Burbank, Calif. -Feb. 2, 2015 - KCETLink, the national independent public broadcast and digital network, presents a global perspective on overcoming adversity with two documentaries on conflict and compromise around the world.

 

THE CREATORS: SOUTH AFRICA THROUGH THE EYES OF ITS ARTISTS                Wed, Feb. 11, 9 p.m. PT on KCET (Southern California)

Wed, Feb. 11 9 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV (DirecTV 375, DISH Network 9410)

 

This documentary shows the lives of six artists sculpting South Africa's future from the fragments of a tumultuous past. Born in different areas of the formerly-segregated country, the artists separately recraft history -- and the impacts of apartheid -- in their own artistic languages.  This film was shot and edited entirely by South Africans, the majority of whom were trained while on the job and now work professionally in South Africa's burgeoning film industry.  Additionally, the film's airdate coincides with the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison.

 

BEYOND RIGHT AND WRONG: STORIES OF JUSTICE AND FORGIVENESS                              

Wed, Feb.  18, 9 p.m. PT on KCET (Southern California)

Wed, Feb. 18, 9 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV (DirecTV 375, DISH Network 9410)

 

This documentary looks at areas of conflict around the world and what it takes to forgive, and what it takes to ask for forgiveness under difficult circumstances.  The film showcases personal interviews of aggressors and victims from Northern Ireland, Rwanda, Israel, and Palestine and examines anger, understanding, remorse, tolerance, and sometimes clemency. The survivors' stories are haunting and inspiring, and the film is a meditation on justice and its role in national and personal healing.

 

 

ABOUT KCETLINK MEDIA GROUP

KCETLink Media Group is a leading national independent, nonprofit, digital and broadcast network that provides high-quality, culturally diverse programming designed to engage the public in innovative, entertaining and transformative ways. With a commitment to independent perspectives, smart global entertainment, local communities, and opportunities for engagement and social action, KCETLink depicts people and the world through a lens unavailable elsewhere in U.S. media. A viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, KCETLink content is distributed nationally via satellite on Link TV - DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410 - and on KCET in Southern and Central California via broadcast and cable, as well as through various digital delivery systems. For additional information about KCET and Link TV productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org.

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