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>> well, good evening. we are just six days away from supertuesday. for all the pu pundits who predt they'd donald trump would nefer get thneverget the nomination, e be stopped? john terret is in south carolina. >> good evening, harry reid has endorsed hillary clinton. he mite have endorsed bernie sanders but he didn't. he's going for the clinton campaign. before we get to vote here on
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saturday, accusing bernie sanders of abandoning the state. hillary clinton doubling down, despite her big lead in the polls. hours after the poll in the university of south carolina, bernie sanders came under attack from the local newspaper, accusing him of abandoning the state even before the first votes come in. the paper says sanders is so far behind clinton in votes, he is off for other states. where he has more chance of winning. really to push back on the notion he's walking away. >> there is a feeling among some in success that you are writing off -- >> no no no no no. >> reporter: sanders may deny he is abandoning south carolina, but he'll be back to witness saturday's result expected to be a big clinton win. at a lunc hundred chong for alpa
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kappa alpha, a black sorority. >> hold me accountable. >> she rattled off things these voters care about. other opinions have left democrats shake their heads. >> that's why i support president obama 100% in his fulfilling his constitutional duty to send a nominee for the court to the senate. >> reporter: clinton knows she most likely has south carolina in the bag but appears to be taking no chances. unlike sanders she's got several key events for south carolina between now and primary day including one with husband bill on the eve of voting.
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and late tonight, hillary clinton will not be in the state for the results, she will be campaigning in alabama, and that's the day with the democrats, paul. >> john terret in south carolina, thank you. a majority of african americans in south carolina say they support hillary clinton but bernie sanders is banking on a generational divide. he is hoping younger voters will embrace his message and duarte geraldino brings us that message. >> reporter: it's easy to miss, the this tiny part of south carolina. but it represents a voting block in south carolina that could play an outsized roll in presidential politics because in the last 30 years, no one has won this primary without black support. >> it's our little after-road, our little road in our african
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american community. >> reporter: marian little africa, founded in 1880 by freed slaves. >> which house is which? >> this is my uncle's house, cousin's house, my aunt's house my uncle's house, my mox's house and my uncle's house. >> all in the same block? >> all in the same block. everyone in little africa is related. >> critical to presidential candidates, mary knows it. she raised three daughters on her own. each became senior class homecoming queen. >> the only thing they got for their birthday was register to vote. would i take them to the highway department and register them to vote. >> why? why did you do that? >> i knew that that's what people had fought for them to do to have the right to vote and
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that it was their obligation to vote. to make sure that things were done the right way for them. >> reporter: the right thing. hillary clinton and bernie sanders both promised that's what they want to do for south carolina's black voters. especially women. in 2012, as a group, black women voted at a hire rate than any other slice of the american -- higheamerican -- -- higher raten any other slice of the american population. >> president obama, through all the ups and downs he's gone through she was right by his side when he found osama bin laden. >> rks mary' >> reporter: mary's younger sister is not sure hillary is the right one. >> bernie sanders has olot to say about the black lives matter movement, which means a lot to me.
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>> reporter: what is in stage for white voters will hold strong. bernie is a white person for the northeast. >> i think that bernie is speaking to me more. >> reporter: she also holds mrs. clinton partially responsible for bill clinton's crime legislation in the '90s. as for mary it's all about the education and the economy. she knows what it was like to struggle to keep a house for her daughters in the 1980s. >> members omy goodness, i recea letter in the mail that my mortgage would go up $10 a month. it was mind blowing i would have to come up with $10, extra, for
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the mortgage. >> she did it. and the daughters are a teacher, a doctor and an accountant. dr. ebony hilton is mary's daughter. ebony worries some presidential candidates might gut programs that paid for her to go through school and made it all the way to the operating room. >> keep them uneducated, sick and hungry. we have to tackle those three things. >> this coming season do you see it as critically important for your future at when barack obama was running? >> absolutely. it's evening more critical now, you see all the hate and the things he had to endure for the last eight years, so you want to make sure that we honor his legacy. we don't want to go back. >> reporter: to the women we
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met in little africa, this election is part of the struggle that began when their ancestors, the freed slaves, bought this land and how they're fighting to do so much more. duarte geraldino,inging al, dg , south carolina. >> now, trump's decisive victory in the nevada caucus is rocking the republican establishment. that establishment is now scrambling to get behind a candidate who can beat him but as michael shure reports at this point that candidate simply may not exist. >> donald trump didn't just win the nevada republican caucuses. even if you add up the votes of marco rubio and ted cruz who finished second and third together they couldn't have
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beaten him. it's trump's third straight victory adding now to an air of invincibility. >> we weren't expected to win too much and now we're winning winning winning the country. [cheering and applause] >> and sooning the country is going to start winning winning winning. >> marco rubio's second place finish was anything but decisive. beating cruz by two and a half percentage points. >> but the problem is that party eleads have already coalesced around rubio. but voters are not following the lead. >> reporter: dan lee is associate professor of political science at the univers universiy of nevada las vegas. he sees the second place finish as a small silver lining for rubio. >> now two in a row he came in second. narratives are important. >> cruz for his part has
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finished a very close third to rubio in those two contests and says he is still the one with the best chance of beating trump. >> the only campaign that has beaten donald trump and the only campaign that can beat donald trump is this campaign. >> reporter: cruz was helped in his home state of texas this week by the endorsement ever governor greg abbott. >> ted cruz is our candidate. >> reporter: much has been said by the importance of finishing second or third in these primaries. but donald trump is building a lead that maybe even his closest rivals cannot erase. >> the vast majority of the american people do not want donald trump to be our nominee. >> but the results don't show that they want him to be the nominee. john kasich, reportedly under
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pressure to leave the race to help marco rubio, knows this. >> we've had 54 races all over, and we've had four. everybody needs chill out. >> as the gop's gang of five heads to houston, what appears to be a fiery debate, cruz expecting to turn up the volume on trump it appears to be trump with the most reason for optimism. >> it's going to be an amazing two months. >> michael shure, al jazeera, las vegas. >> citing trump's ability as a reared, california congressman duncan hunter announced his support today and joined by chris collins of new york. hunter says trump has the guts to stand up to i.s.i.l. and get jobs back from china. >> j. newton small, author of
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broad influence how america is changing thchange -- how women g the way america works. >> thanks for having me on. >> donald trump's third win in a row, what do you think of his declaration that he won the latino vote? >> he play have won the latino vote in the nevada caucuses, voting in the republican caucuses this one particular time but keep in mind that the latino vote only makes up 9% of the nevada republican caucuses. the vast majorities of the latinos in nevada actually caucus for the democrats. and out of that he only won 40% of that vote. so it only comes down to about five or 6,000 votes we're talking about here. in a general election lineup, most likely the majority of that latino population in nevada would vote democratic. >> maybe cruz and kasich and
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rubio are still viable. one or more should drop out before a chance of catching trump? >> absolutely. nevada was the largest win trump has had so far, never gotten more than 40%, mostly between 30 and 35% of the vote. you have 60 to 70% of the vote that are not for trump and if they can consolidate the rest of those votes behind one candidate, then one candidate has a good chance to win against trump. it's a lot to say that between now and march 15th that four other candidates are going to drop out of the race. >> right, they are all saying they're in for the long haul. switching over to the democrats looking ahead to south carolina and supertuesday, a lot of people are saying, if bernie sanders doesn't do well it's
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over for him by mid march, especially if he doesn't do well on super-tuesday, what do you think, if he can keep close and woo some of the special delegates as well? >> he's certainly going to win in vermont on super tuesday which is his home state. he is campaigning in massachusetts and colorado, and some latino vote in colorado, a caucus state as well as oklahoma. he has to really prove that he has to play in the sowp south ad play amongst african americans, hillary clinton is leading in georgia by almost 50 points. obviously she leading in her husband's home state of arkansas. it becomes really problematic to him that he has a path to the nomination. it's very hard to win the nomination without the african american vote, amongst the
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democratic electorate. even if he wins five states out of the 11 that are in play on super tuesday. >> thank you for being with us. >> thanks paul for having me on. >> the texas court last thrown out a case against rick perry, a case over abuse of power, travis county district attorney rosemary lenburg to resign. threw out the case against perry and reaffirmed a lower court's decision. president obama fired back today at congressional republicans who say they will not hold hearings on a nominee to replacing justice antonin scalia. in a rare blog posting, the president outlined his criteria on a candidate.
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libby casey is here. libby. >> thank you, president obama contributed to scotus blog. in his writing he said picking a supreme court justice one of the most important decision he a president amakes and he promised to find someone with a sterling record and outstanding credentials. this comes despite republicans offering a fight to the president, prosmsing a fight inn fact. the president says it's his duty to pick the next supreme court justice. republicans drew a line in the sand this week. >> on the republican side unanimously have agreed we wrote a letter to senator mcconnell saying we are of the view that there should not be a hearing in the judiciary committee for anyone that the president nominates. >> reporter: president obama responded wednesday morning. >> i recognize the politics are
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hard for them. because the easier thing to do is to give in to the most extreme voices within their party. and stand pat and do nothing.but that's not our job. our job is to fulfill our constitutional duties. >> reporter: republicans say any decision should wait until after the 2016 presidential election. >> we are very comfortable letting the american people speak on this issue. the american people will choose a president in november, and they'll get a choice between a president that is likely to appoint someone in the tradition of justice scalia, or a president who's more likely to appoint the type of nominees that we've seen from president obama. >> reporter: but the president dismissed suggestions that he's a lame duck in his last year in
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office. saying politicians become lame deduction only after the election that is nine months away. >> the republicans say they believe in reading the text of the constitution and focusing on the intent of the constitution. none of the founding fathers thought that when it comes to the president carrying out his duties he should do it for three years and then on the last year stop doing it. >> reporter: senate democrats are backing up the commander in chief and say republicans will regret shutting down the vetting process. >> senate republicans are giving a middle finger to the american people and giving a middle finger to this president. that's why we're confident that this is going to go very badly for mitch mcconnell and his republican conference. >> reporter: meanwhile the white house says president obama is reviewing candidates and will pick the best person for the
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job, politics aside. >> when the president gets to this stage and i'm confident he will get here where he's interview be nominees or potential nominees in a conversation, i'm confident he's not askin going to ask them whih party primary they are voting in. >> the decision will be announced they say sometime in the coming weeks. while the washington post broke the news today is one individual considered is the governor of nevada, brian sandoval, considered to be a centrist, here is the really important thing, paul, he's a republican. just the fact that the white house is considering sandoval is significant even if he doesn't make the final cut. the white house leaking out word that president obama is look at him, is in one sense designed to put republicans in an even tighter corner. would they really push back on a
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member of their own party being offered such a prestigious post? >> floating a tactical trial balloon there, libby casey thank you. the pentagon floated an idea to transfer being guantanamo detainees. under current law, it is felt that would be illegal. testifying before a house subcommittee attorney general loretta lynch was asked about closing the controversial detention camp. >> certainly as it respects the department's appropriations we also do not participate in any efforts to do so. i would note that the administration is committed to working with congress to make that happen. and certainly in light of this current statutory framework we anticipate that is what will occur. >> lynch repeated the white house stance that closing guantanamo would repair
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america's image abroad and eliminate it as a source of terrorist propaganda. ahead, the blue refertion in in agriculture, cultivating crops in water, not soil. and oscar nominated documentaries. >> ali velshi on target. >> 7 states along the eastern
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seaboard are under a tornado watch tonight including washington, d.c. at least three people have been reported killed today and torrential rains have triggered
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floods across the region. killed three people and flat end communities in florida. a missouri state jury awarded $the int $72 million ton who said she developed ovarian cancer. johnson and johnson says their products are safe and is considering an appeal. a new study says the rates of hiv diagnosis in the united states are falling. the cdc says the chance of one catching hiv is one in 99. gay men still face the highest risk and minority gay men face the worst odds. the report states a stunning figure, get this, half of all gay black men half will be diagnosed with hiv in their
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lifetimes. for latinos it is 25% while the number for whites is one in 11. and finally we turn to california, a state that has been struggling with a terrible drowrt. terrible drought. jake ward reports. >> these flopping slibbary fish could be the key to growing food in the future. cin arrangements and his partner jessica patton, have been world experts in a very different kind of farming. >> did you know anything about this? >> i didn't. i killed my first fish tank. >> do they bite? >> no, they do jump. >> it's called aqua uponnics, a system in which fish and their
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waste provide a system for plants in water. no soil, just plants in moisture. it is an ancient practice refined by farmers in the middle east and mexico and now it's being updated. >> essentially, we're the bacteria farmers, it's bacteria. the plants know how to grow, it's providing the right environment. >> a closed loop system, water travels to the plants, and back to the fish again. compared to conventional agriculture their crops grow 50% faster and can be planted as much as ten times more densely. >> fantasizing imagine the bank of america building in san francisco, the one block radius of san francisco could probably feed the entire city of san francisco in a one square block radius. >> this operation gets an incredible amount of food out of a very compressed space.
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but it's only about the equivalent of a five acre farm. to make money, farms have to be tens hundreds sometimes thousands of acres. how big can aqua uponnics get? ? >> other, farmable land will essentially be cut in half by encroaching cities by the end of so perhaps aquaponnicponics can. and consider that aquaponics riesh start up funding for the pipes tanks and pumps. that makes it impractical for the hundreds of thousands of farmers who live on a low amount
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per day. currently they sell their products to high end restaurants, it is not clear if aquaponnics can feed the rest of the world. i'm paul beban. john siegenthaler is up with a special look at oscar nominated documentaries.
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♪ ♪ >> hi everyone, welcome to documenting excellence. the 2016 oscar nominated documentaries. for the past two years, al jazeera america has been the only broadcast network in america to feature documentaries and feature length films. tonight we look at the documentaries, look at a brutal
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revolution against the regime in ukraine. and people who stood up to the people still in power. we get a look at two famously troubled singers, amy winehouse and nina simone. and taking up the fight against mexico's brutal drug cartels. the films are breathtaking. and we start our look with the remarkable 2014 ukrainian revolution. ordinary citizens took up arms to win their freedom against a brutally oppressive government. winter on fire. in its peaceful start to the bloodiest of battles. the document's access was unprecedented and provided a witness to the revolution.
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the director takes us inside the story. >> european union leaders and ukraine have failed to sign a historic trade deal. after a famous u-turn. >> my professional colleague, he was doing previous police officers with me, he was there he called me and he said you know what? something different's happening. it's literally first of all it is a revolution, it is political, you should come, let's try to do this. i jumped on the plane and i came to the next day in the square and i was already hiring cameramen and starting to document the history as it was
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unfolding. >> it was sorts of a david and goliath struggle. tell me about these producer and why they were willing to put themselves in harm's way. >> it was one of the elements that shocked me from the beginning, this unity, despite bullets all social groups all different nationalities, all faces, people be the judge. they all together, being there, believing in a greater future. and it's something that can be related to a lot of different moments, to the egyptian arab spring, what's happened in lithuania, to me it was like wow some universal and yet something unique happening. >> this documentary plays out almost like a political action film and the video is key. talk about how you got all this
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video and where it came from. >> i met a lot of people. a lot of professionals, and nonprofessionals, who have been there who were commencing the story like themselves and wanted to share with the entire world. so technically i'm telling through their eyes, through their stories. the movement was growing every day, the movement was so spontaneous. i wanted to have eyes on every place every moment every second, to capture how it's happening same time live. >> some people were pros, some amateurs, some used cell phone cameras and professional cameras is that it? >> yes, we had all from cell phones to cameras, from go-pros, you needed to capture elements and use whatever you have in your hand and see how big all this movement it was fascinating to see people dedicated to their beliefs, for
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whom bullets or cold weather or gas that was spread on us, it was make us leave our place he all for me, to say i'm going back in los angeles in a safe environment. no. all this was amazing unity. >> how's ukraine now? >> you know what i just recently been in ukraine. the fight still going on. and the people still trying to do more and more changes in a society itself. but they knew since maidan, they started, they are the real power. this movie depicts this, the government's only representative of the people. they fighting the corruption these days. they trying to bring more changes into the government. it's taking time but they are believing in the future. and they standing their ground. so for me it was fascinating to observe this. >> winter on fire, now available on netflix.
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the crisis of on america's border with mexico. cartel land goes inside two such groups on either side of the border. they have taken up the fight against drug cartels because they say their government has abandoned the fight. we go hint th behind the scenese film's director matthew hineman. take a look. >> they are taking back what is theirs from the cartel. it is way it should be done up here too. >> anybody touches me, drop 'em. >> there's been so much coverage of the drug wars in media and many ways been glorified in tv shows and movies. i really wanted to put a human face to this conflict. not talk about it from the outside, not talk about it from retrospect but put myself in the
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action, i embedded myself in these two areas, both fighting back on mexican drug cartels. i went on a journey that i never could have predicted or imagined or dreamed of. >> do you think this is a failure of the u.s. and mexican government that vigilantes have to go out and try to fight this war? >> a failure at many, many different levels. i think at the heart of it is a failure of government institutions. living if the face of an absent government a government that was either not there or if they were there, they are working directly in the conclusion with the cartels. living in the fear of this brutal reign of the cartels. controlling every aspect of life, from local tortilla makers
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or government institutions and beheaded anyone who got in their way. >> and many people in these vigilante groups are ordinary citizens. what drives them? >> they rose up to provide basic safety and security for their families and communities. they were doctors. they were farmers. they were, you know, storekeepers. these are not trained soldiers. this is really a citizen revolution. and when i first started i thought it was a story of good versus evil, of ordinary citizens rising up over this evil cartel. over time i realize these lines between good and evil were much blurrier than i thought and this blurriness fascinated me. at the end of the film i didn't know whether i was with the good guys or the bad guys. >> how did you secure such amazing access? >> whether i approached my subjects i really told them i
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have no agenda, i have no goal in mind. i want to follow this story with all its twists and turns. they really appreciated that, developing deep relationships with my subjects that allowed me to get into these really sensitive and precarious situations. >> this is really death defying work. caught in the middle of a shootout with your camera, right. >> several times. the first shootout that we were in was absolutely terrifying. i have no war experience. you know as a journalist or i never served. and so -- >> do you have second thoughts when you get in there? >> for me, all i knew was how to film. i knew i knew how to film. that's what i focused on, on exposing on framing on making sure the record-button was on. it helped calm me down. >> have you gotten reaction from the u.s. and mexican government on this? >> the mexican government hired
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a good pr firm and has remained quiet. that's the best that could be done. what is seen on the film is the blame is pretty dispersed. there's not one evil actor. there are many evil actors. >> these cartels have killed more than 100,000 people, 20,000 missing. you've spent a lot of time in the middle of this. is there a solution? >> there really isn't a silver bullet. >> there's no way out. if there's a demand for these drugs they keep coming no matter what? >> it's basic supply and demand, if there's a demand in the u.s., there will be a supply from mexico with that, will come the violence and the fear from the cartels. >> cartel land is now available from netflix. straight ahead, we'll get a look at troubled entertainers, amy winehouse and nina simone.
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>> welcome back to our look at this year's oscar-nominated features. nina simone, a singer who became a star, an activist who risked it all for her beliefs. what happened ms. simone, randall pinkston spoke to the film's director, lisa simone
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kelly. her daughter. ♪ ♪ >> i made a pledge to my mother when she passed away that to make sure that she would be remembered properly in the way that she deserved and the way she should be remembered. >> i put a spell on you ♪ >> you have said she was one of the greatest entertainers of all time but she paid a price. >> yes. >> what price? >> oh my goodness, being rich, awards, so many material rewards and goals at a many artists go for not to mention their own personal satisfaction. my mom forewent many of those things in order to stand up for what she believed in. ♪ no colored people in this country ♪ ♪ got to be second class fools
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♪ >> she trained as a classical pianist, that was her goal. she had to get a job at some point and the owner of the club told her "you have to sing" which became her singing career which led to her fame but she made a very political decision shortly after the deaths of the girls in the birmingham in church bombing. >> athat's correct, my grandmother was a minister who didn't believe in the devil's music. she changed her name to nina simone, so grandma would not know she was playing worldly music. ♪ i loves you porgy >> i equate my mother's music into two parts, heapg to be playing and doing what she
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loved, and then the part of her career where she got mad. she broke when those four little girls were blown up in that church and she never came back. she became the revolutionary that we all know and love and respect. to speak out for the greater good, mississippi god damn was an angry song and she specifically said that in the documentary. ♪ everybody knows about that mississippi god damn ♪ >> she took a stand fearless courageous and often times she wound up alone, in order to feel like she was doing something of meaning and use the platform in such a way that most artists especially female artists of color at that time were not doing. >> today how do you remember your mother?
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>> i remember her with great love. i miss her, believe it or not, i do. i really wish that we could spend time together with me being in the place that i am n now. being the more wiser adult that i am now. i miss her very much. i'm proud of her. and i'm really glad that my pledge to her has been fulfilled, that she lives and she lives properly in a way that she deserves and the way that she wants to be remembered. ♪ and i'm feelin' good >> one and only, nina simone. >> what happened ms. simone is now available on ne netflix. around what we come to now is the story of a troubled sing
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are, amy wine hz, she died at 27 succumbing to alcohol and drug addiction. this picture is a tragic one of amy wine hz. randall pinkston spoke to the film's producer. >> the grammy goes to amy wine hz. winehouse. >> she was one of the truest artists i've ever heard. >> the world wanted a piece of her. >> amy was a girl that just wanted to be loved. >> this is someone who is trying to disappear. >> most people may have thought she had a good voice but didn't think much of amy as a person.
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when we started to do this research, we heard about this funny personable girl, different than what was going to be presented. i didn't realize how talented she was, i didn't realize she wrote all the songs, was sharp and witty. the film is made up of archives. you get to spend time, hang out with amy. people wanted to give her a big hug actually. >> her dad and that relationship, what struck you most about his relationship with amy? >> very strange situation. she was very close to her father. her parents separated. that relationship affected her. for her she had a childhood of not a lots of boundaries, if she should stop, going off the
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rails. >> her dad left when amy was how old? >> well it's a complicated situation because i think he was having another relationship while amy was growing up but her parents didn't get divorced until she was 9. he was around but he became more involved in her life about the time when back to black was coming out. not necessarily there for her first album. >> her father mitch winehouse had some pretty rg distinct differences with the album. what did you think about that? >> she was the one who was el, needed help, she's the one who died. i'm on amy's side. that was the main intention of the film, give her a voice and a presence and to show how brilliant she was but also show she made some choices. she made decisions, she chose who was her management. i don't know if you pick who you
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love, she fell in love and went down that path. lots of people around her made choices and decision he on her behalf and i think quite a few of them didn't turn out well for her. i thought it was important to show what was really going on. >> i don't think i will be at all famous. >> by the way, what did you decide to do with on camera interview? >> kind of thing we do right now, like we're doing because i suppose for me, i come from a background of make drama. and i like films to kind of -- i want them to be as cinematic as possible. i want to be watching them in a way you're not aware of who's speaking. i want to be in the present, i don't want to be looking back in time. talking heads, you have someone telling you something and you kind of visualize what they're saying. i come at it the other way around. i want to make it visual. people know how it ended. i want the adjourn.
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i want you to forget they're no longer with us, at the moment enjoy journey as it goes along, not necessarily enjoy with amy's case but see the twists and turns and see there's an opportunity there, there's an opportunity there, there's an opportunity there. that's the way like. >> amy is available on demand. up next, we'll talk to the director of the look of silence after this.
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>> our american story is written everyday. it's not always pretty, but it's real... and we show you like no-one else can. this is our american story. this is america tonight. >> welcome back to our look at this year's oscars nominated feature documentaries. in 1465 between 500,000 and 3
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million indonesians were slaughtered by those in power. however they have gone largely unpunished because they still run the country. the look of silence is the story of a man who confronts, the man at the center of his story. >> the look of silence is about what it's like to live as a survivorendsurvivor genocide whe perpetrators have never been removed from power. in 1965, in indonesia, there was
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a genocide in which somewhere between half a million and three million people were killed in less than a year. the u.s. government had supported the indonesian military in overflowing the president of indonesia and replacing it with a military dictatorship. all the opponents were killed and the perpetrators had been in power ever since. and the survivors have consequently had to live in fear and in the look of silence, one survivor, the brother of a victim, goes and visits and confronts all the men involved with murdering his brother brot.
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>> audie is an optometrist, he's testing their eyes trying to help them see. >> they are all old people and they all need eye exam, eye test. so while giving them a free eye test, i ask them the questions about 1965. and they were very open. in the end they found out that i came just to confront them. they became angry and they wanted me to stop. >> the perpetrators have been all too happy to boast about the most grisly details of what they have don't ever since 1965. perhaps because they have never been moved from power. they tried cloak their grisly deeds in the language of a
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celebrator of what has happened. >> i want the perpetrators to admit what they had done was terrible and wrong. that's how i got the strength. i don't want my kids to live in fear. so in the beginning i told joshua that i have to meet the perpetrators. i insisted. and joshua said no, it was very dangerous. >> he says if i can approach the perpetrators showing them i'm willing to forgive them, as long as they can admit that what they did was wrong, audie would reconcile with the families. >> i am deeply disappointed. they do not feel any regret whatsoever. they even think of themselves as heroes. >> i warned audie that we might
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get threats, we may have to evacuate very quickly and while shooting we would have a get away car so that audie could escape unbeknowns to the unbekne perpetrator. ready to leave the country, if anything went wrong. audie was unflinchingly courageous. i can't return to indonesia. i receive calls to an unreleased number so i can monitor these threats. this film has been released just over a year ago. audiie is seen as a kind of national hero as someone who has finally had the courage to break the look of silence.
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>> you can see the look of silence online and on demand. we'll look at the nominated short story documentaries on friday. i'm john siegenthaler, have a good night. >> i'm ali velshi. "on target" tonight. stop the cycle, how young women get caught in the cycle of prostitution to prison and how targeting men might be the way to save them. prostitution is often described as the world's oldest profession but some of us see it as the world's most troubling profession. that's because prostitution and sex


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