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World | May Highlights

WORLD Channel shares the best of public media in news, documentaries and programming. The carefully curated themes and thoughtful film collections are meant to engage and educate WTVP viewers.

WORLD | America ReFramed

Daughter of a Lost Bird | Thu May 5 @ 7pm 

Kendra, a Native adoptee, is a thriving woman who grew up in a loving, upper middle-class white family, and feels no significant loss with the absence of Indigenous culture or family in her life. And yet, as a Blackfeet/Salish woman, director Brooke Swaney could not imagine that Kendra could be content or complete without understanding her heritage. Together, they embark on a seven-year journey featured in the film.

world | America ReFramed

Geographies of Kinship | Thu May 19 @ 7pm

Geographies of Kinship weaves together the complex personal histories of four adult adoptees born in South Korea with the rise of the country’s global adoption program. Raised in foreign families, each adoptee sets out on a journey to reconnect with their roots, mapping the geographies of kinship that bind them to a homeland they never knew.

world | Local, USA

A Tale of Three Chinatowns | Mon May 23 @ 7pm

A Tale of Three Chinatowns explores the survival of urban ethnic neighborhoods in three American cities: Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Boston. Through the voices of residents, community activists, developers, and government officials, the film looks at the forces altering each community and the challenges that go with them, including the pressing issue of urban development and gentrification.

world | America ReFramed

Chinatown Rising | Thu May 26 @ 7pm

Weaving together never-before-seen archival footage and photographs, Chinatown Rising reveals a deeply personal portrait of a San Francisco neighborhood in transition. Chinatown activists of the 1960s reflect on their years as young residents waging battles for bilingual education, tenants’ rights and ethnic studies curriculum that would shape their community and nation.