MATRONAS THE STRUGGLE TO PROTECT BIRTH IN EL SALVADOR ~ Salvadoran midwives fight to protect their ancestral role in the face of government repression.
WHO WE ARE ~ An intimate and meditative portrait of the opioid epidemic through the families confronting the devastating consequences of the crisis.
PASAJUEGO ~ Pasajuego follows the players that compete in the indigenous Oaxacan sport of pelota mixteca. The film serves as a window into their ancient game and the lives of the U.S. Oaxacan culture community.
MENDING THE HEART: THE POWER OF ART TO HEAL A COMMUNITY (Remover el corazon) ~ Community workers use art to help children cope with the trauma of the 2017 Puebla Earthquake.
POETRY ON FIRE ~ Poetry On Fire highlights renowned slam poets who inspire students. Through performances and candid interviews, the poets discuss expression, performance and the creative writing process.
POETRY ON FIRE TEACHER'S WORKSHOP ~ Poetry On Fire Teacher's Workshop is an innovative, step-by-step program developed by Professor Sam Pierstorff that promotes creative writing in the classroom, discussion, and the attitude necessary to cultivate a sense of fun, freedom, and focus amongst kids.
MAIDEN'S TOWER ~ Forty-five years after the Brazilian dictatorship of the 80s, a group of women reunite to discuss their lives during their imprisonment in Tiradentes Prison.
CARLOS JÁUREGUI: THE UNFORGETTABLE FAG ~ The life story of the Argentinean gay activist whose tenacity over years of activism resulted in greater equality, dignity and visibility for the LGBTQ community.
BELLATRIX: THE AWAKENING OF FEMINISM ~ Scholars and experts explore the issues that impact women's lives, and the politics of sexuality and gender.
THE GUARDIAN OF MEMORY ~ Carlos Spector, a Texas immigration lawyer, fights to obtain asylum for Mexicans whose families were murdered or disappeared.
LUMPKIN, GA: THE HIDDEN HEART OF AMERICA'S IMMIGRATION CRACKDOWN ~ An undocumented immigrant. A private immigration prison. Stories of the immigration crackdown meet in Lumpkin, GA.
GRAB AND RUN: BRIDE KIDNAPPING IN KYRGYZSTAN ~ Kyrgyzstan’s ancient practice of Ala-Kachuu, bride kidnapping, has returned
JAMAICA & TAMARINDO: AFRO TRADITION IN THE HEART OF MEXICO ~ The film explores African identity in Mexico City, an identity that goes beyond the color of one's skin.
THE CLOUD FOREST ~ A Community’s Search for a Sustainable Way of Life in One of the World’s Most Threatened Ecosystems.
CANTADORAS: MUSICAL MEMORIES OF LIFE AND DEATH IN COLOMBIA ~ A musical journey that tells the story of Afro-Colombian women singers and their music of resistance, hardship and survival.
DAVID: RETURN TO THE LAND ~ Adopted as a baby in France by a Jewish family, David travels to Haiti, his birth country, so he can find his roots.
TO DIE IN THE DESERT ~ A journey in search of the musical tradition of Cardenche Song and the history that gave birth to it. Los Cardencheros de Sapioriz, the last surviving group is highlighted.
MAIZE IN TIMES OF WAR ~ The yearly cycle of four Indigenous maize farmers in different regions of Mexico, and the exceptional process of growing maize.
HUMBOLDT IN MEXICO: THE VISION OF THE EXPLORER ~ The fantastic life of Alexander von Humboldt - explorer, scientist and naturalist, and his expedition of 1799 - 1804, in New Spain.
THE PEOPLE OF THE CLOUD FOREST ~ An intimate look at the indigenous Chinantec People of Mexico, and their relationship with the environment.
THE OTHER SIDE OF HOME ~ The story of a Turkish woman who finds out her great grandmother was a survivor of the Armenian Genocide and struggles to come to terms with her conflicted identity.
GOING THE DISTANCE: JOURNEYS OF RECOVERY ~ Four inspirational traumatic brain injury survivors share their personal stories of devastation, courage and hope on their paths to recovery.
MOCCASINS & MICROPHONES ~ Moccasins and Microphones: Modern Native Storytelling through Performance Poetry journeys with the Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word Team as they prepare and present a theater production of their finest poems woven with traditional and contemporary song and dance.
DOGS OF DEMOCRACY ~ A documentary about the stray dogs of Athens and the people who take care of them. A universal story about love and loyalty and what we may learn from animals.
SWIFT FEET ~ Two Tarahamura runners captivated the world with their endurance running. Swift Feet tells the story of the men, their unique culture and the struggles that Tarahumara runners face today.
SEARCHING FOR VICTOR "YOUNG" PEREZ: THE BOXER OF AUSCHWITZ ~ Victor Perez was deported to Auschwitz 12 years after winning the boxing world championship. This documentary details his harrowing, emotional story.
ASCENT OF EVIL: THE STORY OF MEIN KAMPF ~ Ascent of Evil reveals Mein Kampf’s dark history and how the book came to be written.
THE YEARS OF FIERRO ~ César Fierro languished on death row in a Texas prison for more than 40 years for a crime that evidence shows he did not commit.
SILENT RIVER: THE SANTIAGO RIVER, RIVER OF DEATH ~ Silent River follows a heroic young woman as she defies death threats, and fights to save one of the most polluted rivers in Mexico.
THE SUFFRAGISTS ~ The Suffragists details the political struggle of Eufrosina Cruz, an indigenous woman from Oaxaca, Mexico, as well as the history of Mexican women’s long fight for political power.
MEMORIES OF A DREAMER: THE JOURNEY OF A POLITICAL PRISONER ~ Félix Mora relives the shocking details of his incarceration under Chile’s Pinochet dictatorship, his escape from Chile, and the challenges he faced in exile.
SUNÚ ~ Indigenous Mexican farmers grow maize as they have for hundreds of years, but their seeds and culture are threatened by the spread of genetically modified seeds.
SURIRE ~ Surire captures the beauty of the salt flat and the relationship between the indigenous Aymara people and the trucks and machines that mine borax from their homeland.
WOMEN OF THE MINE ~ Women of the Mine shows us stories of struggle, resistance and courage through the portraits of three remarkable women who live and work in the infamous El Cerro Rico mines in Bolivia.
GRADING THE TEACHERS: AN EXPLORATION INTO TEACHER EVALUATION ~ The program explores how school districts across the country are implementing teacher evaluations.
THE SON OF THE OLIVE MERCHANT: IN SEARCHOF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE ~ While traveling to Turkey on their honeymoon, Mathieu and his wife Anna confront Turkey's denial of the Armenian genocide.
FREEDOM FLYERS OF TUSKEGEE: THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN ~ The compelling story of the first African American military pilots who, in addition to fighting our enemies in Europe during WWII, had to fight against the racial inequality and discrimination they faced at home despite their great sacrifice.
HOT FLASH: THE LEGENDARY BLUES BAND, SAFFIRE ~ Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women, consisting of Ann Rabson, Gaye Adegbalola and Andra Faye have entertained audiences for over twenty-five years. Hot Flash chronicles their journey.
THE WORLD OF THE DOLL ARTIST ~ The World of the Doll Artist explores the passion and the creative process of doll making through interviews with six of the most critically acclaimed doll artists in the United States.
THE POETRY LOUNGE 3: THE POWER OF PERFORMANCE ~ The Power of Performance, the third installment of the Poetry Lounge series, shows viewers how spoken word artists prepare to perform their work onstage.
THE POETRY LOUNGE 2: THE POWER OF POETICS ~ The second installment of the acclaimed Poetry Lounge series. This program focuses on language forms and poetic devices.