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WIDE ANGLE | Back to School | PBS

WIDE ANGLE's ongoing profile of seven children in seven countries struggling to overcome daunting obstacles to achieve what is not yet a global birthright -- a basic education. We began filming with the children in Afghanistan, Benin, Brazil, India, Japan, Kenya, and Romania during their first year of school in 2003, and returned to film their progress three years later -- only to find that some are hanging onto their enrollment by a thread. With over 100 million children around the globe out of school, this special puts a human face on an issue with profound consequences for global development. PBS Airdate: Tuesday, July 17th at 9pm (check local listings). For more information please visit
Length: 00:42


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