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One Party | Wide Angle

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After World War II, Korea was officially divided into two states, North Korea and South Korea. North Korea became officially known as the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea, a communist state that embraced nationalism. In this segment from the Wide Angle film "A State of Mind," learn about the Workers’ Party of Korea, the communist party that has established rule over North Korea since its birth as a republic.

Migrant Workers and Social Justice | Wide Angle

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History’s largest ongoing migration is occurring in China. One out every ten Chinese is leaving the rural countryside for one of China’s major cities. Despite their hard work, many of these peasants are finding their dreams for a better life in the city shattered by laws that deny them the same rights as urban citizens. In this video from the Wide Angle film "The People's Court," meet some of the peasants who have been largely ignored by the nation that they are helping to rebuild.

Changes in Turkey | Wide Angle

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Since its establishment in 1923, the republic of Turkey has strived for Westernization. Radical reforms to secularize the Muslim nation created a tradition based on Eastern and Western civilizations. This environment conceived “Turkey’s Tigers,” a new breed of businessmen who have found a balance between faith and enterprise. In this video from Wide Angle, meet Mustafa Karaduman, CEO of Turkey's largest Islamic-style clothing chain.

Detainees | Wide Angle

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The push for human populations to migrate often comes from unstable conditions in people's homelands. Corrupt and oppressive regimes force many to seek asylum in countries that allow their citizens more individual rights and freedoms. However, migrants are not always welcome and are often sent back to their native countries or detained. In this video segment from the Wide Angle film "Border Jumpers," meet political asylum seekers from Zimbabwe who have been prevented entry to, and detained in, Botswana.

Farmers in Peril | Wide Angle: Window into Global History

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India boasts one of the world’s fastest growing economies, but good fortune has yet to visit India’s impoverished rural communities which make up two-thirds of the population. The global competitiveness of free trade has had a negative impact on rural areas and overwhelming debt has driven many farmers in the central Indian region of Vidarbha to suicide. In this segment from the Wide Angle film "The Dying Fields," meet Kishor Tawari of the Vidarbha Peoples’ Protest Forum, an organization that tracks the rate of suicide in the region and aims to relieve desperate farmers of debt.

Winning the Farmers' Trust | Wide Angle

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This video segment from Wide Angle: "The Market Maker" follows Eleni Gabre-Madhins and other Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) market reformers as they attempt to win sesame farmers' trust and get them to deposit their crops in ECX warehouses.

Arduous March | Wide Angle

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Communist North Korea employs a food rationing system, a foundation of its planned economy that imposes great hardship on its people. The system caused widespread famine from the mid- to late 1990s, a period commonly known as the Arduous March. In this video segment from the Wide Angle film "A State of Mind," learn about the factors that led to the Arduous March and one family’s struggle to survive during this dark period in North Korean history.

Rural Healthcare in Mozambique | Wide Angle

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This video segment from the Wide Angle film "Birth of a Surgeon" describes healthcare at the Hospital Rural de Manjacaze, a rural hospital in Mozambique.

Private Money Lenders | Wide Angle: Window into Global History

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India’s entry into the global market has made its economy one of the fastest growing in the world, but its prosperity has not been far reaching. India’s agricultural industry has had a difficult time competing with more formidable rivals in the world market and many farmers have been forced to seek financial support by any means possible. Farmers will sometimes resort to the high-risk practice of obtaining a loan from an illegal private money lender which involves putting up their farmland as collateral. In this video from the  Wide Angle film "The Dying Fields," a former private money lender explains why he has stopped the practice of providing illegal loans to farmers.

Charlene Barshefsky Interview | Wide Angle

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China’s membership in the World Trade Organization received strong disapproval from those critical of its poor human rights record. However, China was still able to garner support, most notably from the United States. Charlene Barshefsky, U.S. Trade Representative in the Clinton administration, was the chief negotiator propelling China’s entry into the WTO. In this video segment from the Wide Angle film "To Have and Have Not," Barshefsky discusses how the people of China may benefit from its inclusion in the WTO.

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