American Beat: Cops and Refugees Join Forces in Boise
Since the 1970s, thousands of refugees have started new lives in Idaho. American Beat: Cops and Refugees Join Forces in Boise weaves together three heartwarming stories that rise above the divisive politics of immigration to show refugees from war-ravaged parts of the world that, in America, a united community can conquer tragedy and hate.
POV: Brimstone & Glory
The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, is a site unlike any other in the world. For the Tultepec residents who work in pyrotechnics, the festival anchors their way of life - it is an event with unrestrained delight and real peril. Brimstone & Glory honors the spirit of Tultepec's community and celebrates celebration itself.
We'll Meet Again: Coming Out
Before the 70s, being gay in America meant risking everything. For two men growing up in New England, living a life out of the closet was only possible because of the people who helped them open the door - Tom longs to find the friend who helped him accept his sexuality while Paul searches for the student activist whose courage changed his life.
Coming Out: A 50 Year History
In Coming Out: A 50 Year History, young people interview a host of LGBTQ elders who came out in different historical eras from the 1950s through today. These inspiring talks give insight into the political and personal changes that shaped the modern LGBTQ movement. Narrated by transgender teen Jazz Jennings.
Living in the Overlap
The improbably true story of two girls growing up in Brooklyn in the 1940s, falling in love in the Midwest, and making a life together in North Carolina. Offering wisdom about enduring relationships, they think of themselves as two circles, often overlapping. After 46-years of living in the overlap, Lennie and Pearl still have an indelible spark.
Going to War
What is it really like to go to war? Filled with terror, pain, and grief, it also brings exhilaration, and a profound sense of purpose. Authors Karl Marlantes and Sebastian Junger help us make sense of this paradox and get to the heart of what it’s like to be a soldier at war. Veterans reveal some universal truths of combat with unflinching candor.
POV: Singing with Angry Bird
Nicknamed "Angry Bird," Jae-Chang Kim runs a children's choir in India, making changes in the lives of the children. Skeptical of the value of music education, their parents are reluctant to let them sing. To convince them, he trains the parents and children for a joint concert, showing them the power of music in bringing families closer together.
The moving portrait of a family from North Philadelphia. Filmed for nearly a decade, Christopher "Quest" Rainey and Christine'a "Ma Quest," raise a family while nurturing a community of hip-hop artists in their basement home music studio. Quest is a vivid illumination of race and class in America, and a testament to love, healing and hope.