POV: Season 9 (1996)

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Air date: May 28, 1996

"Taking on the Kennedys" follows Kevin Vigilante's 1994 attempt to defeat Patrick Kennedy in the Rhode Island race for U.S. Congress. Included: how the Kennedy name helped Patrick's fund-raising efforts.

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Air date: Jun 1, 1996

"Palante Siempre Palante! The Young Lords" is filmmaker Iris Morales's look at the group of young, Puerto Rican activists of the '60s and '70s in New York. The hour includes interviews with former members; and footage from various protests and activities.

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Air date: Jun 11, 1996

Filmmaker Steven Bognar incorporates interviews, home movies and archival footage into a profile of his father Bela, a Hungarian who fled after participating in a 1956 rebellion. Included: Bela's first return to his homeland in 1986; an annual reunion of Hungarians in Cleveland.

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Air date: Jun 18, 1996

A profile of Audre Lorde, the black poet (1934-92), who wrote about being a feminist lesbian. Included are interviews with Lorde, filmed over eight years, as well as comments from colleagues and family members.

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Air date: Jun 25, 1996

An 18-year old Cambodian immigrant documents one year in his own life in this intimate, gritty documentary. The film contrasts life in his dangerous, gang-ridden San Francisco housing project with his determination to secure a better life through hard work.

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Air date: Jul 2, 1996

A look at struggling businesses in South Central Los Angeles, an area that still carries the scars of the 1992 riots. Included: comments from entrepreneurs and men with criminal records who can't find work. Also: longtime residents recall better times.

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Air date: Jul 9, 1996

Filmmakers Susana Aikin and Carlos Aparicio profile Ricardo, an HIV-positive man who lived as a transvestite on New York City streets. Ricardo has since renounced his homosexuality, accepted God and married a woman with the help of a member of a Dallas church ministry.

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Air date: Jul 16, 1996

Interviews with Korean women who work in the "military sex industry" near American bases form the basis of this chronicle of the hardships they face because of their trade. Included: how economic realities drive some women into prostitution.

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Air date: Jul 23, 1996

Exploring the world of female rodeo competition. Included are interviews with Hall of Famers Fern Sawyer and Jan Youren and a visit to the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Texas. Also: bronco-busting lessons at Youren's rodeo school; archival footage.

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Air date: Jul 30, 1996

"Remembering Wei Yi-fang, Remembering Myself," about black filmmaker Yvonne Welbon's years in Taiwan. "Xich-Lo (Cyclo)" recalls M. Trinh Nguyen return to Vietnam (her birthplace), after years of living in America.

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