POV: My Love, Don’t Cross That River
89-year-old Kang Gye-Yeol and 98-year-old Jo Byeong-Man are married and have lived together for 76 years. While Kang and Jo spend every day like a newlywed couple, they now must face the reality of their aging romance. My Love, Don't Cross that River captures the fleeting moments of their twilight days.
POV: The Grown Ups
In a school for individuals with Down Syndrome, four middle-aged friends yearn for a life of greater autonomy in a society that marginalizes them as disabled. The Grown-Ups is a humorous and at times sad and uncomfortable look at the tragic limbo of conscious adults.
Aging Matters: End of Life
Most Americans say they prefer to die at home. However, 70% of deaths occur in a hospital, nursing home or long term care facility. Aging Matters: End of Life weaves personal stories and interviews to explore the complicated experience of dying, and why so few live the death they say they want.
Latin Music USA: Bridges & The Salsa Revolution
Trace the rise of Latin jazz and the explosion of the mambo and the cha-cha as they swept the U.S. and see how Latin music infiltrated rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll through the 1960s. And learn how Puerto Ricans and other Latinos in New York reinvented the son cubano and the plena by adding elements from soul and jazz to create salsa.
Beyond La Bamba
Through the compelling story of a young musician who leaves home to follow his dreams, Mexico’s 300-year-old son jarocho tradition comes vividly to life in Beyond La Bamba. From the rural roots of Veracruz to the urban rhythms of the Midwest, a family of iconic musicians forges a new life but remains true to their music.
My Neighborhood: Pilsen
Playing like a street mural come to life, six residents of Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood share their personal stories to illustrate how the residents of this predominantly Mexican-American working class community have organized to address the societal issues facing their community, ranging from housing to health care to education and citizenship.
POV: Memories of a Penitent Heart
Cecilia Aldarondo suspected that there was something ugly in her family's past. Memories of a Penitent Heart excavates a buried conflict around her uncle, who died at a time when AIDS was synonymous with sin. The film — both a love story and a tribute — offers a cautionary tale of how faith can be used and abused in times of crisis.
The Arab Americans
The untold story of the contributions of immigrants from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula have made on the United States. Placing the Arab American immigrant experience within the context of American history, the program explores the multiple waves of immigration and the tremendous impact of 9/11 on the community.