Doc World: Out Run
Bemz Benedito is the first transgender woman to run for a seat in the Philippine Congress. Her party, which calls itself the only LGBT political party in the world is on a quest to convince voters that gay and trans people belong in national politics. OUT RUN is the story of their campaign. In this Catholic and conservative country, can they win?
Doc World: One Child
On May 12, 2008, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan, China, killing nearly 90,000 people - many of them children. Under China’s strict family planning policy, every one is their family’s only child. Follow three families from the city of Beichuan as they struggle to understand the disaster and find a way to live with their personal tragedy.
America ReFramed: Breathin': The Eddy Zheng Story
Eddy Zheng came to America with his family when he was 12 years old. Then at 16, he committed a horrible crime: home invasion and kidnapping. Year after year he hoped for parole, and after almost 20 years in prison, Zheng was released, a model prisoner who wanted to become a community leader. But his victims insisted he should still be deported.
America ReFramed: Unbroken Glass
Things happen to you when you're a kid..."and you make sense of it after." Two decades after his parents' deaths, Dinesh Sabu is worried that he has no memories of his mother and father. It's a journey that takes him back to India, a country he barely knows, and it forces him to think about the mental illness that seems to run in his family.
Local, USA: The Roots of 'Ulu
1700 years ago, seafaring Polynesians brought 'ulu or breadfruit to Hawaii. It was a staple of the native cuisine for generations – until Western contact brought hamburgers and french fries, and with them, diabetes and obesity. Could a return to traditional foods reverse these trends? Many islanders believe it can: "Our foods have mana."
Doc World: Finding Samuel Lowe
Paula Madison knew her mother was half Chinese, half Jamaican. Growing up in Harlem, she wondered about her Chinese grandfather, Samuel Lowe. When did he immigrate and then leave the islands? Madison embarks on a trip of a lifetime, tracing her grandfather back to his ancestral village – and finds she has a whole new family to embrace.
America ReFramed: Good Luck Soup
For filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi, growing up half Japanese/half Italian in a white Irish-Catholic neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio, was a difficult experience. In Good Luck Soup, Hashiguchi sets out on a journey to discover how the rest of his multi-racial family made sense of their lives and their Japanese American heritage.
Local, USA: Forever, Chinatown
Frank Wong has spent the past four decades creating extraordinary, miniature dioramas of the Chinatown he remembers from his youth. His replicas are a portal into a long-ago San Francisco, a time when life was difficult for many in the Chinese American community. Forever, Chinatown is a meditation on memory, community and one man’s artistic legacy.