SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 23, 2013) - Independent Television Service (ITVS) and WORLD channel announced today the season six premiere of Global Voices, the critically acclaimed international documentary series on WORLD channel premiering Sunday June 2, 10 PM ET. This 18-week series presents U.S. premieres of nine ITVS documentaries, and encore presentations of other ITVS award-winning films. Each episode is available online for free, post broadcast, beginning the following day, for 21- 30 days at worldchannel.org.
Global Voices U.S. Premieres:
The season opens in Indonesia, with the U.S. Premiere of "Where Heaven Meets Hell" (June 2), by Sasha Friedlander. Four Sulfur miners working at an active volcano search for meaning in their daily struggles and triumphs. This intimate portrait chronicles their attempts to escape the social ills that haunt their community.
"When Hari Got Married" (June 16), by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, we meet Hari a 30-year old taxi driver in the Indian Himalayas. He is getting married to a girl he has never met, but has fallen in love with her over the mobile phone.
Hundreds -- possibly thousands -- of children disappeared from El Salvador in the midst of the country's civil war in the 1980s. "Niños de la Memoria" (June 30), by María Teresa Rodríguez, follows three children as they return to their native country in search of identity and answers.
"Invoking Justice" (July 14), Deepa Dhanraj's film, explores the lives of Muslim women from a small town in South India, who set out to deliver justice in their own courts, posing a radical challenge to their traditional Muslim community and clergy.
"The Lost Dream" (July 28), by Jehan S. Harney, Nazar and Salam helped the coalition forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was forced to flee their homes. As they begin their new lives in the U.S., they wonder if their sacrifice was worth the costs.
Harry Freeland's "In the Shadow of the Sun" (August 11), is a story about two very different members of a remote island's albino community in Tanzania, as a wave of brutal killings targeting people with albinism sweeps their country.
In Beth Murphy's "The List" (September 8), we meet modern-day Oskar Schindler, Kirk Johnson, a 26-year old American aid worker, who fights to save thousands of Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the U.S. to help build Iraq.
Kaspar Astrup Schröder's, "Rent a Family, Inc." (September 22), follows Ryuichi, a Japanese businessman, who owns a company that rents out fake family members and friends, but his own family doesn't know.
"Girl, Adopted" (September 29), by Susan Motamed and Melanie Judd, spans four years in the life of one irrepressible girl. The film offers an intimate look at the struggle to create identity in the aftermath of adoption across race and culture.
The series will also include ITVS award-wining programs: "Garbage Dreams" (Mai Iskander); "Unmistaken Child" (Nati Baratz); "Bolinao 52" (Duc Nguyen); "Behind the Rainbow" (Jihan El Tahri); "Blessed is the Match" (Roberta Grossman); "Taking Root" (Lisa Merton and Alan Dater); "A Village Called Versailles" (S. Leo Chiang); "Journals of a Wily School" (Sudeshna Bose); "Egalité for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution" (Pat Aste).
For a full schedule and information, please visit: worldchannel.org