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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Kathryn Bigelow, director of the new critically acclaimed movie "The Hurt Locker," is here, along with Mark Boal, the film's writer. Aaron Brown on the lives of North Koreans who attempt to escape to China. Then, the director of the new documentary "Blood Sweat + Gears," about an American cycling team's quest to compete in the Tour de France. Plus, two Iranian authors—Roya Hakakian and Azar Nafisi— talk about what it’s like to watch the events in Iran from America.

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The Hurt Locker

Screenwriter Mark Boal and director/producer Kathryn Bigelow discuss "The Hurt Locker," a suspenseful portrait of the military’s bomb squad technicians. This heart-pounding look at the effects of combat and danger on the human psyche is based on the first-hand observations of Mark Boal, who was embedded with a special bomb ...

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Crossing Heaven's Border

Aaron Brown, anchor of Wide Angle, the international documentary series on PBS, discusses "Crossing Heaven's Border," a documentary examining the plight of North Korean refugees who attempt to escape Kim Jong Il's repressive regime. "Crossing Heaven’s Border" airs Wednesday, July 1, at 10:00 pm on PBS.

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Blood, Sweat, and Gears

Director Nick Davis on his documentary "Blood Sweat + Gears: Racing Clean to the Tour de France," which follows the journey of an American cycling team seeking to compete in its first Tour de France, the epic French bicycle race that covers over 3,500 kilometers in 22 grueling days.

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Watching Iran

What is it like to watch your country go up in flames from afar, torn apart by political dissension? Roya Hakakian, an Iranian who lives in political asylum here in the United States and is the author of Journey from the Land of No, and Azar Nafisi, ...

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