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.
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."
Relocation, Arkansas: Aftermath of Incarceration
In 1942, nearly 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were forced into prisons because they looked like the enemy. Two of those prison camps were in Arkansas, a land of deep racial divide. Relocation, Arkansas weaves remarkable stories into a tale of prejudice and perseverance, hurt and healing, and ultimately, the triumph of reconciliation.
Pacific Heartbeat: Next Goal Wins
An inspirational story about the power of hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, and an object lesson in what it really means to be a winner in life.
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.
Pacific Heartbeat: VIsions in the Dark - The Life of Pinky Thompson
Myron "Pinky" Thompson thought bigger than himself and further than the single cause at hand. He fought hard against the stigma of an inferior Native Hawaiian, and a multifaceted cultural identity became key to their ultimate survival. Visions in the Dark is a Hawaiian story of pain and promise, of challenge and triumph, and leadership.