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KCETLink Presents Flagship Documentary Series LINK VOICES

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Caitlin Rose or Ariel Carpenter                

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KCETLink Presents Flagship Documentary Series LINK VOICES

  

 

Weekly Presentation of Globally-Sourced Documentary Films

Premiering May 6 on Link TV and KCET

 

BURBANK, Calif. - April 16, 2015 - KCETLink, a leading national independent non-profit broadcast and digital network, presents a new weekly series of diverse, provocative documentaries that inform, inspire and invite audience participation. LINK VOICES premieres May 6, 2015 at 9 p.m. PST in Southern California on KCET and nationally at 9 p.m. EST/PST on Link TV.

LINK VOICES provides a unique collection of documentaries that show a medley of perspectives, untold stories and regional flavors. This impactful documentary series launches with a compelling mix of topics from LGBT rights and homelessness to racism and poverty, expressed by the people closest to the issues.

 "We are excited to introduce LINK VOICES and expose viewers across the country to compelling, topical, daring stories that represent highly original and authentic voices," said Bohdan Zachary, Senior Vice President of Broadcast, Programming and Syndication. "We are certain these engaging, inspiring and bold films will challenge viewers' perspectives on art, politics, the environment and human nature."

 Each film will include brief intros that set up the film and offer additional insight for viewers and provide further context tied to national and global issues in the news.

 An online hub streams several of the documentary releases along with additional content inviting viewers to engage with the issues.

 

For more information on the variety of programs featured on LINK VOICES, including descriptions, images, and highlights please visit kcet.org/linkvoices

or linktv.org/linkvoices.

 

KCET and Link TV offer additional social media engagement @KCET and @LinkTVon Facebook.com/KCET28 and Facebook.com/LinkTV as well as Twitter and Instagramusing the hashtag: #LinkVoices

 

LINK VOICES airs nationally on Link TV (DirecTV 375 and DISH 9410) andKCET (Southern California) Wednesdays in May at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

May 2015 LINK VOICES Documentaries

 WHITE LIKE ME: RACE, RACISM & WHITE PRIVILEGE IN AMERICA

Wed. May 6 at 9 p.m.

"White Like Me" author Tim Wise talks about race, color and white privilege in this provocative and timely documentary that gives context to recent events and public discourse.

 

LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME

Wed. May 13 at 9 p.m.

Eight homeless individuals in Los Angeles share their stories, struggles and hopes. We hear the voices of those we pass every day in the street, and we enter their world.

 

UTOPIA

Wed. May 20 at 9 p.m.

John Pilger's voice has been a lifeline for some, and a thorn in the side of others. He's a rabble-rouser, but his passion and uncompromising reporting style has drawn attention to issues no one knew about. "Utopia" is a harrowing film about the continued plight of aboriginals in Australia and, through Pilger, we hear the voices of impoverished native people whose experience of institutional racism resonates with US viewers.

 

I AM

Wed. May 27 at 9 p.m.

Having lost the opportunity to come out to her own mother, we hear the brave and moving story of an Indian lesbian filmmaker now living in the U.S., who takes a transformational journey across India to meet with parents of other gay and lesbian South Asians

 

ABOUT KCETLINK MEDIA GROUP

KCETLink Media Group, formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media, is a 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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