Battleground Everglades: Survival at Stake
Florida’s next generation of environmental stewards trek through a cypress swamp. Updates on environmental issues reveal how Everglades restoration has become a “classroom to the world” on saving complex wetlands.
Independent Lens: ACORN and the Firestorm
In 2008, a scandal brought down the controversial community-organizing group ACORN when a video by amateur undercover journalists went viral. ACORN and the Firestorm goes beyond the 24-hour news cycle and cuts to the heart of the political divide this event represented.
Independent Lens: No Man's Land
Documenting the 2016 occupation of Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge from inception to demise, and the attempts to uncover what draws Americans — the ideologues, the disenfranchised, and the dangerously quixotic — to the edge of revolution.
Stories from the Stage: In the Dog House
Paying tribute to our canine companions. Robin puts it all on the line for her dream job: a gig on the Oscar Mayer® Weinermobile; the love of two dogs enriches Lina’s life after she is left blind; and Ron comes to understand a tragedy through the loss of his dog. Three storytellers, three interpretations of In the Dog House, hosted by Mike Tow.
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.