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ITVS

April 25, 2011 08:00 ET

ITVS and the WORLD Channel Announce the 4th Season of the International Documentary Series "Global Voices"

New Season Premieres Sunday, May 1 at 10 PM Exclusively on the WORLD Channel

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 25, 2011) - The Independent Television Service (ITVS) announces the lineup for the fourth season of "Global Voices," the international documentary television series on the WORLD channel. "Global Voices" presents a unique lineup of programming that introduces U.S. audiences to their global neighbors. The series will present the U.S. premieres of four documentaries funded by ITVS International, as well as encore presentations of acclaimed programs previously seen on cable partners such as HBO, Sundance, and the Documentary Channel. In addition to the exclusive WORLD broadcast, most episodes will be available for viewing online post broadcast on the PBS Video player. A comprehensive overview of the 2011 series and a calendar of online events is available on WORLDcompass.org.

Beginning Sunday, May 1 at 10 PM, "Global Voices" the season with the timely rebroadcast of "Shayfeen.com: We're Watching You," by Sherief Elkatsha, an intimate look at the 2005 multiparty elections in Egypt through the eyes of three women working to ensure the election's legitimacy.

Four never before seen documentaries will have their broadcast premieres, including "Cowboys In India" by Simon Chambers. Chambers goes to the poorest area in India, where a tribe is fighting to save a sacred mountain from multinational mining moguls who say its resources will bring prosperity to the people.

An entirely new compilation of "Victory is Your Duty," Andrew Lang's newly dubbed "Sons of Cuba" will also premiere. The film gives viewers an in-depth look inside the Havana Boxing Academy, where, from the tender age of nine, boys live and train at the academy with a single purpose: to bring home Olympic gold.

Patrick Reed's "The Team" takes place in the wake of Kenya's 2007 election-related violence, as Kenyans scramble to produce a dramatic TV soap opera series about a fictional soccer team, hoping taboo storylines can bridge deep ethnic divisions.

Rounding out the season's premiere episodes is Justin Webster's "Last White Man Standing." The film follows the ongoing case of Tom Cholmondeley -- heir to the largest white-owned estate in Kenya, a man who stands accused of murdering a black poacher on his land -- and gives an in-depth look at the trial and its sociopolitical context.

Other highlights from the season include Jean Pierre Limosin's "Young Yakuza," an intimate look at the Japanese Mafia's latest son; "New Year Baby," chronicling filmmaker Socheata Poeuv's journey to Cambodia in search of the long buried history of her family's survival of the Khmer Rouge genocide; "Cuba, An African Odyssey," Jihan El Tahri's exploration into the previously untold story of Cuba's support for African revolutions; and "Be Like Others," Tanaz Eshaghian's intimate look at life in Iran through the eyes of young men and women choosing to undergo sex change surgery.

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