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FRONTLINE / WORLD; India: The Sex Workers; Mexico: A Death In The Desert; China: Shanghai Nights

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Series
FRONTLINE / WORLD
Program
India: The Sex Workers; Mexico: A Death In The Desert; China: Shanghai Nights
Program Number

304

Series Description

Originally developed by FRONTLINE producers in conjunction with public television stations KQED San Francisco and WGBH Boston, FRONTLINE/World launched in 2002 as a national public TV series that turns its lens on the global community, covering countries and cultures rarely seen on American television. FRONTLINE/World completed its final broadcast season in June 2010.

Program Description

INDIA - THE SEX WORKERS In the heart of Mumbai, India [also known as Bombay] lies Kamathipura, one of the country's poorest districts and also its largest red light district, home to more than 60,000 sex workers. In the spring of 2004, FRONTLINE/World correspondent Raney Aronson traveled to Kamathipura to investigate what has quickly become the center of the AIDS epidemic in India, which affects more than four and a half million people.

MEXICO - A DEATH IN THE DESERT Follow FRONTLINE/World reporter Claudine LoMonaco as she retraces the tragic journey of Matias Garcia, a chili pepper farmer from a small Zapotec Indian village in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, who crossed the border looking for work and died in the Arizona desert. LoMonaco and producer/reporter Mary Spicuzza find Garcia's family and interview his surviving brother and others. Their responses to LoMonaco reveal the dangers faced by desperate migrants.

CHINA - SHANGHAI NIGHTS June 2004. The neon lights of modern-day Shanghai are so bright that you can wear sunglasses even in the darkest hour of night: The city, the largest and wealthiest in China, has changed enormously in recent years. FRONTLINE/World reporter Nguyen Qui Duc, a native of Vietnam, is no stranger to the changing face of communism. And he has come to Shanghai because he has heard that young people, especially artists, are no longer accepting the old rules. He wants to see how far they've been able to push the limits.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Social Issues - Misogyny
Peoples of South Asia
Social Issues - Inequality
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Global Affairs
Social Issues
Creators
Aronson, Raney (Producer)
Bomse, Seth (Editor)
Ritsher, David (Editor)
Spicuzza, Mary (Producer)
Lomomaco, Claudine (Producer)
Pike, Amanda (Producer)
Qui Duc, Nguyen (Reporter)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE / WORLD; India: The Sex Workers; Mexico: A Death In The Desert; China: Shanghai Nights,” GBH Archives, accessed March 3, 2024, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FEC38F67B28149578A247D742801BA39.
MLA: “FRONTLINE / WORLD; India: The Sex Workers; Mexico: A Death In The Desert; China: Shanghai Nights.” GBH Archives. Web. March 3, 2024. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FEC38F67B28149578A247D742801BA39>.
APA: FRONTLINE / WORLD; India: The Sex Workers; Mexico: A Death In The Desert; China: Shanghai Nights. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FEC38F67B28149578A247D742801BA39
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