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America has always been a home for entrepreneurs; Nawal Motawi started a successful craftsman tile business in Michigan, Fahid Daoud and his brothers fulfilled the dream through a chain of restaurants that began in Cincinnati, and Moose Scheib built Loanmod, to help homeowners facing foreclosure figure out how to refinance and save their homes.
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Arab Americans navigating culture differences to become bridge-builders - hip hop artist Omar Offendum is bridging a gap between his Arab roots and American culture, cafe owner Frederique Boudouani is bringing Algerian culture and food to Elkater, Iowa, and the Suayahs embrace both American and Libyan culture at their home in North Carolina.
N.S.E.W.: One Square Mile: Texas: San Antonio
This square mile in Southtown, San Antonio includes the King William District and the neighborhood of Lavaca. The residents of each community have built a culture and sense of place that permeates across the city. One Square Mile: Texas: Nacogdoches is a part of a series that portrays American culture from the perspective of distinct square miles.
A Will for the Woods
Musician & psychiatrist Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma, determined that his last act will be a gift to the planet. Boldly facing his mortality, Clark and partner Jane have inspired a local cemeterian, and together they aim to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut.
N.S.E.W.: One Square Mile: Texas: Nacogdoches
In this one square mile in Nacogdoches resides some of the oldest neighborhoods and historic sights. Here we look at contemporary life in Nacogdoches to see where the lines of history fade into modern life. One Square Mile: Texas: Nacogdoches is a part of a series that portrays American culture from the perspective of distinct square miles.
Queen of Swing
Highlighting the life, career and indomitable spirit of the Harlem-born actress, dancer and choreographer Norma Miller, known as "The Queen of Swing." The documentary examines Miller's influence in the globalization of America's jazz culture and her role in breaking down racial barriers across the United States and around the world.
Independent Lens: American Denial
Follow the story of foreign researcher and Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal whose study, "An American Dilemma" (1944), provided a provocative inquiry into the dissonance between stated beliefs as a society and what is perpetuated and allowed in the name of those beliefs.
Locked Out: The Fall of Massive Resistance
In 1958, the Commonwealth of Virginia led other states in refusing the U.S. Supreme Court's mandate to integrate its public schools in the aftermath of Brown v. Board of Education. Shedding light on this dark moment, this film offers first-hand accounts from students who found themselves on the front lines of this desegregation battle.