Geographies of Kinship

GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP weaves together the complex personal histories of four adult adoptees born in South Korea with the rise of the country’s global adoption program. Raised in foreign families, each adoptee sets out on a journey to reconnect with their roots, mapping the geographies of kinship that bind them to a homeland they never knew.



This December, WORLD celebrates family and spirituality with documentaries that keep us grounded in what matters most, including the first animated experimental film by America ReFramed, By Water, premiering 12/14.

Storytellers share the beauty of adoption and what "taking off" means to them with new episodes of Stories from the Stage: Finding Family on 12/4 and Taking Flight on 12/11.

And on Dec. 8, SEVA comes to WORLD as a YouTube exclusive, following how the Sikh community used the principle of "seva" to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

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The Power of Faith and Family on WORLD’s Documentaries This December

As the year comes to a close, we’re often brought together to usher in newness – a new year, new resolutions and a (re)new(ed) sense of purpose. In December, WORLD presents films that showcase moments, extraordinary and everyday, of leaning into one’s faith or spirituality, including the first America ReFramed experimental film. This December, enjoy the year’s end with WORLD.

The Cost of Inheritance: An America ReFramed Special Explores the Current-Day Pursuit of Reparations for African Americans

The Cost of Inheritance: An American ReFramed Special will premiere on January 8, 2024 on PBS and launch on WORLD on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 15, 2024. The one-hour film traces the nation's legacy of systemic inequities to modern-day America, introducing audiences to descendants of enslaved persons and slave owners, profiling their complex intertwined histories and detailing how their quest to bridge divides galvanized them to seek reparations together.

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