Stories from the Stage: Uh Oh
“It seemed like a good idea at the time...” Paul fears for his job after posting a saucy FAQ; Ken and his friends discover that staging a public fight can have hair-raising consequences; and Bruce reveals the thrills - and the ultimate downside - of a shoplifting spree. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Uh Oh, hosted by Mike Tow.
The Chinese Exclusion Act: American Experience
Examine the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens. The first in a long line of acts targeting the Chinese for exclusion, it remained in force for more than 60 years.
Independent Lens: Served Like a Girl
Providing a candid look at a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of homeless women veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and suffer from PTSD, sexual abuse, and other traumas. By entering into the “Ms. Veteran America” competition, these amazing ladies unexpectedly come full circle in a quest for healing and hope.
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.