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April 2015 Highlights

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WORLD Exclusives & Premieres:

America ReFramed | Family Affair
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 8pm
Find out how a father has manipulated and controlled an entire family for life. 

America ReFramed | The Perfect Victim
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 8pm
The stories of women incarcerated for killing their abusers and the legal injustices of victims of domestic abuse.

America ReFramed | Hanna Ranch
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 8pm
A portrait of cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once prominent way of life in Colorado.

America ReFramed | Perfect Strangers
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 8pm
A kind-hearted masseuse decides she wants to share the gift of life with a stranger who needs a kidney. 

Pacific Heartbeat | Splinters
Monday, April 6, 2015 at 8pm
The months leading up to the first National Surf Championships and the hopes and dreams of surfers. 

Pacific Heartbeat | Na Mele: Jerry Santos
Monday, April 13, 2015 at 8pm
Listen to the distinctive voice and songwriting of legendary Hawaiian musician Jerry Santos.

Pacific Heartbeat | Road to the Globe
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 8pm
Follow Paratene’s Ngākau Toa theatre company as they confront their fears on their journey to perform.

Pacific Heartbeat | Na Loea: The Masters
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 8pm
A second installment of stories that beautifully depict the lives of those who are considered masters in Hawaiian culture. 

Resiliency Theme Programming

What Love Is: The Duke Pathfinders 50
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 6pm & 9pm 
Explore the lives of 50 women and their experience with the Pathfinders cancer support program. 

Seeds of Resiliency
Monday, April 6, 2015 at 7pm
Diverse individuals who have survived tragedies and traumas, and overcome mental and physical challenges. 

Independent Lens: Bully
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 6:30pm 
Get an unflinching look at the effects of bullying on the lives of five kids and their families. 

America ReFramed | Family Affair
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 8pm
Find out how a father has manipulated and controlled an entire family for life.

Out of Darkness, Into Light
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 9:30pm 
Delve into the lives of three adult survivors of child sexual abuse. 

P.O.V.: Neurotypical
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 6pm & 9pm
Explore autism from the point of view of three autistic people: child, teenager and adult. 

Independent Lens: Powerless
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 11pm
See a man who provides illegal electrical services in India and the woman trying to dismantle them. 

Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home
Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7pm
The deeply personal stories of the residents, who spent the war years surviving by any means necessary. 

Skokie: Invaded But Not Conquered
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7pm
Examine the issues connected to the attempted neo-Nazi March in Skokie, Illinois, a haven for Holocaust survivors. 

America ReFramed | The Perfect Victim
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 8pm
The stories of women incarcerated for killing their abusers and the legal injustices of victims of domestic abuse.

Making Light in Terezin
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7pm
The true story of how Jewish prisoners held in a concentration camp during World War II fought back against the Nazis.
 

Independent Lens: The Homestretch
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8pm
Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life on the streets to build a brighter future. 

Life on the Line 101-106
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7pm
Watch a marathon of six different stories from across the world. 

Escape from a Nazi Death Camp
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 9pm
Track the escape of 300 Jewish prisoners from Sobibor, the remote Nazi death camp in east Poland. 

Coexist
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 10pm
Examine Rwanda's social experiment in government-mandated reconciliation following the 1994 genocide of Tutsi.  

Komora (To Heal)
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 6pm
The story of orphan survivors of the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda and the people who stepped up to raise them.

Survival: Lives in the Balance 101-102
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 5pm
The people of Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world, suffer from a host of forgotten, parasitic diseases. 

P.O.V.: When I Walk
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 6:30pm 
Follow Jason DaSilva's life-affirming journey to survive after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 25. 

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