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Dos Notas Part 2

20 mins, Colombia

An illness robs Álvaro of the ability to play, but he refuses to quit

Álvaro was at the peak of his music career -- leading the band of a national television program -- when, one day, he did not hear two notes of his saxophone. It had never happened to him. And those two notes were the beginning of a long nightmare that would force him to evaluate everything about his life and his identity. How do you continue with your life when what defines you most ends suddenly and without an explanation?

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  1. Dos notas Part 1

    17 mins, Colombia

    An illness robs Álvaro of the ability to play, but he refuses to quit

  2. Welcome to the Jungle Part 2

    20 mins, United States

    Nothing will stop Alexis from getting Axl Rose’s autograph

  3. Welcome to the Jungle Part 1

    19 mins, United States

    Nothing will stop Alexis from getting Axl Rose’s autograph

  4. Jaz y Lalay Part 2

    26 mins, Costa Rica

    A clerical error made one couple's love an act of protest

  5. Jaz y Lalay Part 1

    21 mins, Costa Rica

    A clerical error made one couple’s love an act of protest

  6. Alias El Cóndor Part 2

    31 mins, Chile, Brazil

    Roberto Rojas was willing to do anything to win

  7. Alias El Cóndor Part 1

    15 mins, Chile, Brazil

    Roberto Rojas was willing to do anything to win

  8. La colonia perdida Part 2

    21 mins, Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rican bees can save the world — if we can save them first

  9. La colonia perdida Part 1

    20 mins, Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rican bees can save the world — if we can save them first

  10. El coyote

    10 mins, Honduras

    There’s an art to crossing a border

  11. El equipo fantasma

    15 mins, Chile

    When politics and sport collide, not all victories are worth celebrating

  12. El otro, el mismo

    18 mins, Colombia, Argentina

    Sometimes you find family in the most unexpected ways

  13. El superhéroe

    13 mins, Argentina

    Menganno fights crime (while fighting for his marriage)

  14. En busca de las palabras

    19 mins, United States, Mexico

    Micah has spent his life pushing the boundaries

  15. Somos fabricantes

    18 mins, Argentina

    If you can dream it, why not build it?

  16. Boom/Colapso

    27 mins, Colombia, Venezuela

    The story of Venezuela, as told through the migration of one family

  17. Contra la gastronomia peruana

    26 mins, Peru

    Be careful what you say about Peruvian food

  18. Escuchadme, terráqueos

    20 mins, United States, Peru

    Speaking Spanish properly? Well, it’s complicated

  19. Terremoto

    26 mins, Mexico

    The resilience we find beneath the rubble

  20. Miedo

    5 mins, Colombia

    Sometimes it’s hard to admit you were ever afraid.

  21. El show debe continuar

    11 mins, Colombia, Peru

    Here was Reza’s choice: run and hide or push forward.

  22. El hijo Part 1

    16 mins, Peru

    What if the whole world said your parents were monsters?

  23. El hijo Part 2

    14 mins, Peru

    What if the whole world said your parents were monsters?

  24. Éxodo Part 1

    15 mins, Brazil, Colombia

    When your entire life is a suitcase

  25. Éxodo Part 2

    34 mins, Brazil, Colombia

    When your entire life is a suitcase

  26. Los bomberos Part 1

    16 mins, Peru

    Why does a city of 9 million fight fires with volunteers?

  27. Los bomberos Part 2

    15 mins, Peru

    Why does a city of 9 million fight fires with volunteers?

  28. Narco tours Part 1

    22 mins, Colombia

    How should Medellín remember its violent past?

  29. Narco tours Part 2

    14 mins, Colombia

    How should Medellín remember its violent past?

  30. En este pueblo no hay ladrones Part 1

    24 mins, Colombia

    Why would the theft of a single book mean so much to Colombia?

  31. En este pueblo no hay ladrones Part 2

    20 mins, Colombia

    Why would the theft of a single book mean so much to Colombia?

  32. Fue el estado Part 1

    19 mins, Mexico

    Sometimes telling the truth is the most dangerous job of all

  33. Los cassettes del exilio

    26 mins, Chile

    A box of old cassette tapes holds the secret of Dennis’ childhood

  34. Fue el estado Part 2

    25 mins, Mexico

    Sometimes telling the truth is the most dangerous job of all

  35. Wara Part 1

    15 mins, Bolivia

    Online, you can be anyone

  36. Wara Part 2

    19 mins, Bolivia

    Online, you can be anyone

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