Resilient Cities

"Resilient Cities" is a five-part documentary series that uncovers thriving underground arts scenes in cities that have experienced major traumas: natural disasters, long-term war, political unrest or economic meltdown. Featuring five creatively unique cities -- Beirut, Lebanon; Kiev, Ukraine; Athens, Greece; Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Medellin, Columbia -- each episode features local artists who are determined to create art as a means of political protest, to create change or to display courage.

Created from the perspective of filmmakers, writers, and musicians who live in these troubled and sometimes war-torn cities, art provides a glimpse into these less explored and embattled parts of the world. Resilient Cities shows that something beautiful and vibrant can continue to flourish against all odds.

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Episode 1x05; Mar 25, 2016

In Columbia's city of Medellin, once considered the most dangerous place in the world; a rapper, a musician, a filmmaker and an urban planner take us on a tour of their city currently experiencing a cultural renaissance.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x05: MedellinMar 25, 2016
1x04: Port-Au-PrinceMar 18, 2016
1x03: AthensMar 11, 2016
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