A report on North Koreans who are fleeing across the Yumen and Yalu rivers into China. Their journey is risky: if caught by the Chinese, they will certainly be sent back home and face severe punishment. One of the subjects is working as a tour guide in China and her son is in need of medical help for his cerebral palsy. The second couple of subjects are a teen girl and a young boy, both have been smuggled across China and Laos and into Thailand.
A look at the case of a young Palestinian boy in the West bank who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers who believed the boy's toy gun was a real firearm and the extraordinary act which followed: the boy's parents donated his organs which were put into six Israeli youths. Now, three years later, the boy's father travels to meet three of the transplant recipients, which includes an Orthodox Jewish girl, a Bedouin boy and a Druze girl.
Eleni Gabre-Madhin, an Ethiopian economist, hopes to end famine in her country with a market-based solution: creating the countries first commodities exchange.
The story of Arab-Israeli teenager Duah Fares, who's faith lies in the conservative Druze religion, and gets into trouble with her elders when she decides to enter the Miss Israel pageant, who not only disapprove of her actions, but would rather see her dead then to "dishonor" the community.
A look at the failed coup of Equatorial Guinea in 2004, an oil-rich but impoverished nation located in sub-Sahara Africa, uncovers an international scheme planned on taking control of the nation's oil reserves. Also, the country's growing business relationship with China is documented.
An examination for the opportunities for basic education around the world through classrooms and students in Afghanistan, Benin, Brazil, India, Japan, Kenya and Romania.