POV

Kingdom of Shadows

Episode: Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz takes an unflinching look at the hard choices and destructive consequences of the U.S.-Mexico drug war. Witness the human side of the conflict through the eyes of a U.S. drug enforcement agent, an activist nun in Mexico and a former Texas smuggler.

Air Date 9/19/16

 
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POV presents an array of groundbreaking and distinctive perspectives on contemporary life as chronicled by some of America' s and Europe's most visionary non-fiction filmmakers.
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  • #2908 — Kingdom of Shadows |
    Saturday, Oct 1 at 9pm TPT LIFE
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    Sunday, Oct 2 at 3am TPT LIFE
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    See a chilling expose of Cambodia's human trafficking underworld; hear the stories of a peasant girl sold into slavery at 16 and two traffickers who use deception to funnel a stream of poor and illiterate people across the country's borders.
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    View an Oscar-nominated reflection on love, sacrifice and the creative spirit. This candid New York tale explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed "boxing" painter Ushio Shinohara and artist Noriko Shinohara.
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  • #2812 — Don't Tell Anyone
    Meet immigrant activist Angy Rivera, the country's only advice columnist for undocumented youth. In a community where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, she steps out of the shadows to share her own parallel experiences of being undocumented and sexually abused.
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    Saturday, Oct 8 at 10:30pm TPT LIFE
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    Monday, Oct 24 at 12am TPT 2
  • #2908 — Kingdom of Shadows
    Take an unflinching look at the hard choices and destructive consequences of the U.S.-Mexico drug war. Witness the human side of the conflict through the eyes of a U.S. drug enforcement agent, an activist nun in Mexico and a former Texas smuggler.
    Saturday, Oct 1 at 9pm TPT LIFE
    Sunday, Oct 2 at 3am TPT LIFE
  • #2909 — From This Day Forward
    Meet an American family coping with one of life's most intimate transformations. Sharon Shattuck's father came out as transgender, living as Trisha. Her mother stayed with him. Now Sharon wants to understand how the family survived intact.
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    Saturday, Oct 22 at 9pm TPT LIFE
    Sunday, Oct 23 at 3am TPT LIFE
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    Saturday, Oct 29 at 9pm TPT LIFE
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  • #2911 — Thank You for Playing
    When Ryan Green, a video game programmer, learns that his young son Joel has cancer, he and his wife document their emotional journey with a video game, "That Dragon, Cancer." It evolves from a cathartic exercise into an acclaimed work of art.
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    Monday, Oct 31 at 4am TPT 2
    Saturday, Nov 5 at 9pm TPT LIFE
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    Go inside the very first girls' school in a small Afghan village. Never before have fathers allowed their daughters to be educated. Now the Taliban threatens. As they learn to read and write, the girls discover the lives they dream of leading.
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