Dozens of migrants hopping onto the back of a truck. | Still from Global Mosaic

"Global Mosaic" offers fresh perspectives on critical world issues, going to the heart of the news with personal stories reported by a team of independent filmmakers working on multiple continents. A new edition of the Peabody Award-winning "Mosaic” daily program that launched on Link TV in 2001, the new "Global Mosaic” documentary series launches in September 2020 with three programs about Water Rights, Gender Equality, and Barriers to Migration.

Upcoming episodes:

“Young Women Rising”

(Sept. 8 at 8:30 p.m. on KCET & Sept. 9 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV)

Around the world, local organizations are finding creative ways to empower young women. There’s a growing consensus that educating and supporting young women creates a positive ripple effect and lifts up entire countries. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, "Hero Women Rising" combines social media and grassroots activism to overcome poverty, war and patriarchal traditions. In Dallas, Texas, where the high school pregnancy rate is 50 percent above the U.S. average, a filmmaking program empowers girls to educate each other on reproductive choices

“The Right to Safe Water”

(Sept. 15 at 8:30 p.m. on KCET & Sept. 16 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV)

In many places around the world, affordable clean water is not available for drinking and everyday tasks, making safe sanitation during the pandemic impossible. In the crowded, economically unstable neighborhoods of Mumbai, India, a right-to-water campaign is having success in getting thousands of tap water connections into informal dwellings. In West Virginia, coal and fracking industries’ political stranglehold has mobilized neighborhood groups to fight back, protecting their streams and groundwater from toxic waste.

"Migrant Journeys”

(Sept. 22 at 8:30 p.m. on KCET & Sept. 23 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV)

The global pandemic is creating new barriers to human migration as border walls, nationalism and legal restrictions on migrant labor are implemented worldwide. From Central America to Spain’s border on the Mediterranean Sea, this episode follows young migrants who, undeterred by failed attempts, are trying yet again to escape extreme dangers and reach their dream of finding a better life.


Past episodes of “Mosaic” include:

"Covid-19 and U.S. Sanctions on Iran” features six Iranian-Americans discussing the impacts of economic sanctions on Iran’s response to the coronavirus, which left the nation without the medical supplies and resources to protect the population, leading to many deaths and suffering.

"The China Dream" explores the concept promoted by President Xi Jinping's government for "national rejuvenation” — to ask what the “China Dream” really means, how it plays out in real life at all levels of society, and particularly for China’s youth.


Take a look back at the archives of the original "Mosaic: World News from the Middle East” daily news analysis program, from 2001-2014.


Top banner photo is a still from the "Global Mosaic" episode "Migrant Journeys."

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