America ReFramed: 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.
America ReFramed: For Ahkeem
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.
America ReFramed: Gentlemen of Vision
Follows 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.
Independent Lens: I Am Another You
Meet Dylan, a drifter who has left a comfortable home and loving family for a life of intentional homelessness and unfettered adventure. Fascinated by his choice and rejection, filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows Dylan in a portrait of an American quest for freedom that unfolds as a haunting and unforgettable story of family, illness, and love.
Independent Lens: The Force
At a powder keg moment in American policing, The Force presents a fly-on-the-wall look deep inside the long-troubled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform, a popular uprising following events in Ferguson, Missouri, and an explosive sex scandal.
AfroPoP: Between Two Shores
Johanna and Cristina, natives of the Dominican Republic, left their homeland in search of better lives in Guadeloupe. Although both found greater opportunities, they were forced to leave their children behind. Between 2 Shores offers a poignant look at the lengths families will go to stay together and the daily battles faced by many immigrants.
AfroPoP: Black Panther Woman
Details the journey of Marlene Cummins, a member of the Australian Black Panther Party, and the fascinating yet little-known story of the indigenous Australian struggle for equality. Marlene also details her own struggle with addiction, the refuge she found in the arts, and her own quest to fight for women’s rights within the Black Panther Party.
Stories from the Stage: Make It or Break It
Challenges come in all shapes and sizes. Michele turns lemons into lemonade when she gets busted moonlighting during an internship; Matthew spins a nightmare date into lasting friendships; and Mikelina Googles her way to combining two different worlds. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Make It or Break It, hosted by Wes Hazard.