When Pakistani teenager Kainat Soomro (pictured), accused four men of gang rape, the courageous young woman did not put her suffering behind her. Filmmakers Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann spent five years tracing both Kainat’s odyssey through Pakistan’s broken justice system and her alleged rapists’ quest to clear their names.
In Pakistan, women and girls who allege rape are often more strongly condemned than their alleged rapists. Some are even killed by their own families. For this unforgettable documentary, filmmakers Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann spent years tracing one alleged rape victim's odyssey through Pakistan’s flawed justice system — as well as her alleged rapists’ quest to clear their names.
"Outlawed in Pakistan" on Frontline can be seen on Thursday, May 30th at 7:00 p.m.
At 2:50 p.m. on April 15, two bomb blasts turned the Boston Marathon finish line from a scene of triumph to tragedy, leaving three dead, hundreds injured and a city gripped by heartbreak and terror. Less than five days later, the key suspects were identified and apprehended, with one dead, the other in custody. How did investigators transform the chaos of the bombing into a coherent trail of clues, pointing to the accused killers? NOVA follows the manhunt step-by-step, examining the role modern technology — combined with old-fashioned detective work — played in cracking the case.
In this last episode, Sagal travels to Iceland, where after the country’s economic collapse, leaders decided to create a new constitution, looking to the U.S. Constitution for inspiration. This prompts Sagal to consider why our own founding document has lasted more than 225 years. He looks at the systems that have kept the Constitution healthy — amendments, judicial interpretation, checks and balances — and also at the political forces that threaten to undermine the framers’ vision: excessive partisanship leading to gridlock, money in politics and gerrymandering.
The most shameful and best-kept secret in the U.S. military is the epidemic of rape and sexual assault within the ranks. An American female soldier in a combat zone is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. A culture of privilege and impunity has resulted in few prosecutions and the systematic isolation of women who dare to report the crimes.
"The Invisible War" on Independent Lens airs on Monday, May 27th at 9:00 p.m.
INTO HARM'S WAY takes an honest and unflinching look at the shadow the Vietnam War continues to cast on the West Point Class of 1967. In compelling interviews, class members share their first-hand stories about the carnage the Vietnam War, the war's impact on their lives and beliefs, and their enduring bonds of brotherhood.
Into Harm’s Way takes an honest and unflinching look at the shadow the Vietnam War continues to cast on surviving members of the West Point Class of 1967. Compelling interviews, archival photographs and footage, animated sequences and contemporary clips chronicle the men's experiences — from their challenging first year as plebes to the fierce hand-to-hand jungle combat to their post-Vietnam lives.