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Watch Monday, August 4, 2014 at 6pm & 9pm on WORLD.

Finding a sense of place and purpose in four stories: a young Memphis girl seeks solace and safety in her favorite hiding place ("April"); a family of native descent returns to Lincoln, Nebraska, the land of their forefathers to learn about the past and connect with the present ("White Buffalo Girl"); a whimsical artist who has worked for 35 years creating a visual feast of his most cherished sites throughout San Francisco ("This is Us! Scott Weaver"); a silent film star in Seattle tours the world he knows ("Skip"); and a lifelong Chicagoan explores his city and sees it in a whole new way thanks to a theatre group from the other side of the world ("En Route").

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