Resistance at Tule Lake
The dominant narrative of the World War II incarceration of Japanese-Americans has been that they behaved as a “model minority” - cooperating without protest and proving their patriotism by enlisting in the Army. Resistance at Tule Lake overturns that myth by telling the long-suppressed story of Tule Lake Segregation Center.
Local, USA: Kū Kanaka: Stand Tall
At 15-years-old, Terry Kanalu Young took a dive into shallow waters, becoming a quadriplegic in a split second. Nonetheless he learned to value the life he lived rather than mourn the life he lost, using that insight to offer hope to those dispossessed. At the end of his life, Kanalu was able to inspire Native Hawaiians to reclaim their sense of worth.
America ReFramed: Who is Arthur Chu?
Who is Arthur Chu? follows the 11-time Jeopardy! winner. By using an unconventional strategy, the former insurance analyst amassed both fans and haters on Twitter. To put his 15 minutes of fame to good use, Arthur aspires to become a public figure to address racism and sexism with his posture debunking the “model” Asian American stereotype.
America ReFramed: Finding Kukan
Filmmaker Robin Lung documents her journey to uncover the efforts of Li Ling-Ai, the visionary but uncredited producer of the Academy® Award-winning documentary Kukan. Finding Kukan is a portrait of the pioneer, and sheds a light on the longstanding underrepresentation of women and people of color in the movie-making business.
Opioids from Inside
Follow the journey of three women, all mothers, who have served time in New York State jails for opioid-related crimes. Growing up, these women dreamed of having a family, a career. But these women are not simply addicts, they are mothers and daughters, they are loved and feared, they are abusers and victims, but most of all, they are humans.
Battleground Everglades: Dangerous Seas
Sea level rise has been a world-wide threat, with South Florida at the epicenter. The effects on the delicate Everglades ecosystems include an impact on drinking water supplies and the physical coastline itself.
Battleground Everglades: The Battle Over Big Water
Enormous challenges face the liquid heart of the Everglades's, Lake Okeechobee. New restoration efforts to reverse the damage done from harnessing nature in the name of progress may save the wetlands yet.