Fighting Against the System and Staying Invisible

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Monday, July 07, 2014

Oleg Sidorchik, from 'Dangerous Acts Featuring the Unstable Elements of Belarus' Oleg Sidorchik, from "Dangerous Acts Featuring the Unstable Elements of Belarus" (Courtesy of HBO/HBO)

We’ll find out how a Columbia Law School professor and a team of students uncovered evidence that a man who was executed was innocent. Filmmaker Madeleine Sackler talks about her documentary, “Dangerous Acts,” about a troupe of performance artists struggling to create art under the dictatorship in Belarus. Thomas Nazario describes what everyday life is like for the world’s poorest people. Plus, a look at fact-checkers, anesthesiologists, U.N. interpreters and other important professionals who are often invisible and anonymous.

The Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution

A team of Columbia law school faculty and students investigated the case of a man executed in Texas in 1989 and found that he almost certainly innocent.

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Behind the Scenes with the Troupe Defying Europe's Last Dictatorship

The Belarus Free Theatre examines forbidden topics under threat of censorship and persecution.


Living on a Dollar a Day

Hear personal stories of some the poorest of the poor.

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The Invisible Professionals Who Make the World Go Round

Fact-checkers, anesthesiologists, U.N. interpreters, structural engineers. In an age of constant self-promotion, anonymous work remains integral to public successes.

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