Everyone has seen the crazy headlines about Detroit, but rarely do we see the potential and power of our youth. Street Cred challenges eight Detroit youth to learn entertainment producing skills and compete for a chance at a dream internship in the film industry.
Stories from the Stage: You Can't Pick Your Family
Recalling moments that redefine the meaning of family. Alison reunites with her dad after his Alzheimer’s diagnosis; Rose is left homeless when her father gambles away their home; and Tae learns about acceptance & love through an instrument. Three storytellers, three interpretations of You Can't Pick Your Family, hosted by Wes Hazard.
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.