The Light

Act I: Found

Special | 2m 32s | Video has closed captioning.

Zhalarina, the protagonist of this autobiographical story, grows stronger and more confident as a writer and performer when a girl at school changes everything. The girl becomes her clandestine muse until Zhalarina’s mother Diji — coping with the pressures of parenthood and determined to do right by her daughter — imposes drastic measures to forbid the relationship.

Aired: 05/19/20

Rating: NR

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Funding for The Light is provided in part by Steven Vedro and Beverly Gordon, and Friends of PBS Wisconsin.