About This Collection
In celebration of Black History Month, throughout the month of February, WORLD Channel presents a diverse showcase of over 40 programs including premieres from series AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange and Independent Lens, and the season six premiere of WORLD's award-winning original docu-series, America ReFramed.
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Episodes In This Collection
A New Color - The Art of Being Edythe Boone
The life and work of self-taught artist Edythe Boone. Filmed over five years, follow the spirited and captivating septuagenarian who became an artist/activist simply because empowering and building community is “the right thing to do.” Ultimately, Boone’s mission is to empower individuals and transform communities through art and activism.
John Lewis: Get in the Way
Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman and human rights champion John Lewis. At the Selma March, Lewis came face-to-face with club-wielding troopers and exemplified non-violence. Now 76, he is considered the conscience of Congress.
10 Days in Africa: A Home Movie
An insightful and humorous look at Regi Allen's journey to West Africa. The filmmaker travels to Ghana, Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire with a group of other African Americans seeking to learn more about Africa and go beyond the stereotypes about the continent, exploring the differences and similarities between Africans and African Americans.
Gentlemen of Vision
Follow a year in the life of coach, counselor and founder Marlon Wharton, and his class of young Black males as he strives to rewrite future prospects for his students. Witness a brotherhood of young men as they support each other and chase their ultimate dreams: to maintain their position as national step champions and to be accepted into college.
By acclaimed director and Haitian-born filmmaker Raoul Peck, Fatal Assistance takes viewers on a two-year journey following the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country of Haiti. The film looks at the damage done by international aid agencies whose well-meaning but erroneous assumptions turned a nightmare into an unsolvable tragedy.
Expelled from high school, Daje Shelton is only 17 years old when she is sentenced by a judge -- not to prison, but to the Innovative Concept Academy. It offers Daje one last chance to earn a high school diploma. For Ahkeem is an unvarnished exploration of a complex web of juvenile justice, education, poverty and race in America today.
Agents of Change
Agents of Change examines the racial conditions on college campuses across the U.S. in the late 1960s, focusing on student demands at two seminal protests: San Francisco State in 1968 and Cornell University in 1969. Many of the same demands are surfacing in campus protests today, revealing the intersections America continue to face.
Independent Lens: Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century, and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for over 150 years — yet remains largely unknown. With Tell Them We Are Rising, the powerful story of the rise, influence, and evolution of HBCUs comes to life.
BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez
The personal is political. BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez is a portrait of the artist, revealing her uncompromising life as she raised her voice in the name of black culture, civil rights, women's liberation, and world peace. The film captures Sanchez's commitment to cultural specificity while connecting history and humanities to the mainstream.