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The Trees

The Trees

"The Trees" is a film documenting the concept, design and construction of the National September 11th Memorial Plaza. Filmed over the course of five years, "The Trees" documents the journey of over 400 Swamp White Oaks from their temporary home in New Jersey to the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza. Through the stories of those who design, plan, and construct the Memorial, The Trees explores the evolution of one of the world’s most innovative “ green” roof gardens. The film shows public reaction to this lasting, yet ever-changing memorial to the victims of the September 11th attacks. A visual meditation on seasonal changes and the possibility of rebirth, "The Trees" asks how we memorialize and remember.

Available until
2018-09-22T00:00:00-07:00

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Big Sonia

Sonia Warshawski, a Holocaust survivor, is served an eviction notice for her tailor shop, which has thrived for 35 years. She must choose between setting up a new shop or retiring.

  • 2019-06-29T16:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2019-07-01T13:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-01T18:00:00-07:00
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Mother of the Earth

MOTHER OF THE EARTH takes a look at Hayedeh Shirzadi and her husband's attempts to put an end to the dumping and burial of urban garbage in their city. Due to their hard work and ingenuity, 100% of the city of Kermanshah's garbage is now recycled and the bio waste is made into organic fertilizers. Shirzadi studied recycling in Germany. She returned to Iran in order to clean up the environment, to stop the destruction of arable land, and to curb air and water pollution.

  • 2019-07-06T16:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2019-07-08T13:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-08T18:00:00-07:00
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Wall

"Wall" follows British playwright David Hare on a trip to the Middle East to examine the impact the wall separating Israel and Palestine has had on the people of the region. The feature-length film is an animated take on real-life events.

  • 2019-07-13T16:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2019-07-15T13:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-15T18:00:00-07:00
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Who Is Dayani Cristal?

Every year tens of thousands of people are driven by grinding poverty and conflict to leave their homes in Central and South America and journey through Mexico towards the U.S. They brave one of the world’s most dangerous journeys, traveling along a stretch of desert called the “corridor of death,” for the chance of a better, more secure life for themselves and their families.

  • 2019-07-20T16:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2019-07-22T13:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-22T18:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK