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.
Local, USA: Mr. Connolly Has ALS
In New Hampshire, Concord High School Principal Gene Connolly was known for his non-stop energy and the innate ability to connect with the school’s 1,600 students. However, in 2014, he was diagnosed with ALS. The film follows his final year as principal, and invites students to ask questions - personal and tough - about living with the disease.
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.
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: Glades Warriors
Unique perspective on the Everglades including a "Gladesman," a Miccosukee Indian preserving ancestral traditions and the ecosystem, the leader of Guardians of the Glades, and a longtime government advisor and advocate for restoration.
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.