religion

JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE
Armenia – Ancient History and Modern Traditions, Part 1

 

Joseph crisscrosses Armenia to ancient sites where some of the world’s oldest artifacts have been discovered. From roadside fruit stands to riverside wine stalls and bustling markets, Joseph is welcomed into local homes to witness traditional artisans at work and join in religious and communal celebrations.

 

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS
Living Your Dying

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS: Living Your Dying - Rev. Mitsuo “Mits” Aoki, a pioneer of Hawaii’s hospice movement.

 

Rev. Mitsuo “Mits” Aoki, a pioneer of Hawai‘i’s hospice movement and founder of the University of Hawaii School of Religion, passed away in August 2010. This film from 2003 highlights his own transformative near-death experience; his therapeutic work with terminally-ill cancer patients; the death of his wife Evelyn; and thoughts about his own mortality. For over 40 years, Rev. Aoki attempted to take the terror out of dying, and showed others how to experience death as not just the end of life, but as a vital part of life, as well.

 

For inquiries about “Living Your Dying” email the Mits Aoki Legacy Foundation at:
MitsAokiLegacy@hawaii.rr.com

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
The Trials of Muhammad Ali

 

This documentary covers Muhammad Ali’s toughest bout: his battle to overturn his five-year prison sentence for refusing U.S. military service. The film traces a formative period in Ali’s life, one unknown to young people and neglected by those who remember him as a boxer but overlook how controversial he was when he first took center stage. When Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali, he found himself caught up in conflicts concerning civil rights, religion and wartime dissent. This film focuses on the years 1967 to 1970, when Ali lived in exile within the U.S., stripped of his heavyweight belt and banned from boxing, sacrificing fame and fortune on principle.

 

INDIAN SUMMERS SEASON 2 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 10 of 10

 

It’s 1935, three years after season one ended, in Simla, an Indian retreat for British colonials set in the Himalayas.

 

Part 10 of 10
Aafrin tries to stop Alice and Charlie from leaving for England. A fateful roadblock awaits. Cynthia makes a surprise investment. Sooni has a rite of passage.

 

INDIAN SUMMERS SEASON 2 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 9 of 10

 

It’s 1935, three years after season one ended, in Simla, an Indian retreat for British colonials set in the Himalayas.

 

Part 9 of 10
With treason charges pending, Aafrin faces a dire fate. Alice’s prospects are no less grim. Ralph’s destiny is also in the balance-not helped by Ian’s disclosure of Ralph’s role in the Sood case.

 

Secrets of Saint John Paul

 

Examine previously unknown correspondence between Pope John Paul II, now a saint, and an American woman. Through hundreds of letters, a deep relationship begun between then-Cardinal Wojtyla and Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka continued after he became pope. Though there is no suggestion in the letters or in the documentary of any impropriety between Pope John Paul II and Dr. Tymieniecka, what we learn from his letters sheds informative light on both his intellect and his humanity.

 

PACIFIC HEARTBEAT
Waiting for John

 

Feel the pulse of the pacific – the stories of its people, cultures, languages, music and contemporary issues – in Season 5 of PACIFIC HEARTBEAT, the nationally distributed series from Pacific Islanders in Communications and PBS Hawaii. The five films in this season highlight struggles, values and victories that draw us together and make our Pacific cultures unique.

 

Waiting for John
If you had never heard of an airplane or a refrigerator, would you think it was a miracle when one arrived? When the American military landed on a remote island in the South Pacific during World War II, the islanders were amazed by America’s fantastic cargo. The John Frum Movement was born: a unique religion now considered the last surviving “cargo cult.” The program explores the history and last vestiges of this extraordinary religion, and in the process asks, where do our prophets come from? And what makes people believe?

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
The Armor of Light

 

The Armor of Light Two Christians – an Evangelical anti-abortion activist and an African-American mother whose son was murdered – find common ground in the fight against a rising tide of gun violence.

 

Immediately after the film, PBS ill premiere a town hall-style discussion under the overarching theme of “Armed in America,” furthering the national conversation around American guns.

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
No Más Bebés (No More Babies)

 

Explore the case of Mexican-American women who claim they were coercively sterilized at a Los Angeles hospital in the late 1960s and 1970s. Meet the mothers, young Chicana lawyers and whistle- blowing doctors who exposed the shocking practice.

 

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