Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears
Based on "A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears," this film tells the story behind Cash's Native American-themed concept album and his collaboration with Peter Lafarge. Facing censorship and an angry backlash from radio stations, DJs and fans for speaking out on behalf of Native people, Cash decided to fight back.
Tending the Wild
Shining light on the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California by exploring how they have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia. Tending the Wild examines how humans are necessary to live in balance with nature and how traditional practices can inspire a new generation to tend their environment.
Oheró:kon - Under the Husk
Kaienkwinehtha and Kasennakohe are childhood friends from traditional families living in the Mohawk Community of Akwesasne that straddles the United States-Canada border. They both take part in a four-year adolescent passage rites ceremony that challenges them spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically - shaping the women they become.
Badger Creek is a portrait of Native resilience as seen through a year in the life of three generations of a Blackfeet family living on the rez in Montana. The Mombergs are a loving, sober family who run a successful ranch, live a traditional worldview and are re-learning their language.
Secrets of the Dead: Teotihuacán's Lost Kings
Two thousand years ago, Teotihuacán was one of the largest cities in the world. But just a few hundred years later, it was completely abandoned, its citizens long gone, leaving little trace of their culture. Who built this magnificent city with its giant pyramids? Follow a team of scientists who believe they have found the answers to these questions.
Local, USA: The Mayors of Shiprock
Meet The Mayors of Shiprock. These young Navajo leaders meet every week to learn about their Native culture, discuss community improvements, and work to bridge divides within their community. Some on the reservation say they don’t have the traditional knowledge and language needed to be real leaders… but the Mayors are not stopping.
The 30th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards
Join the country’s highest tribute to Latinos by Latinos. Hispanic Heritage Awards honorees include Luis Fonsi, Gael García Bernal, The Latin Recording Academy, NASCAR’s Alba Colón, Rudy Beserra and the nation’s “DREAMER” community. The program also includes performances and appearances by celebrated Hispanic artists.
Local, USA: Finding America 2
We all come from some place – and that place can shape us for the rest of our lives. Finding America looks across the country at stories that celebrate – and challenge – the relationships between individuals and the communities they live in. Hear warm memories, surprising discoveries, and deep worries about our changing American landscapes.