The 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing provide the springboard for this reexamination of the ongoing China-Tibet conundrum, with leaders on both sides outlining the obstacles to harmony and the precarious state of Tibetan culture. In interviews with Tibetan residents, monks and officials in exile, both ordinary citizens and the ordained discuss the challenges of being practicing Buddhists, while scholar Melvyn Goldstein provides historical perspective.
Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the US penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport.
When the identities of secret agents from Control are compromised, the Chief promotes hapless but eager analyst Maxwell Smart and teams him with stylish, capable Agent 99, the only spy whose cover remains intact.