What These Walls Won't Hold

Transcending the grim realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, Adamu Chan's WHAT THESE WALLS WON'T HOLD paints a portrait of resilience and hope blossoming within San Quentin State Prison. Chan, formerly incarcerated himself, offers an insider's view delving into his own journey towards freedom, while amplifying the voices of his community and their loved ones on both sides of the prison walls.


Supa Modo

Jo, a witty 9-year-old terminally ill girl, is taken back to her rural village of Maweni to live out the rest of her short life. Her only comfort during these dull times are her dreams of being a superhero, which prove to be something her rebellious teenage sister Mwix, overprotective mother Kathryn and entire community believe they can fulfill.



This April, WORLD mirrors the season with a sense of hope and renewal – preview what’s to come this month.

A new season of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange starts April 1 with Commuted, the story of how Danielle Metz sought to rebuild her life after her triple-life sentence was commuted.

This film continues our Liberated Lives collection, which will also feature What These Walls Won’t Hold (April 11) and Hundreds of Thousands (April 18) this month. Plus, an Earth Day (April 22) double feature explores controlled cultural burning in California with Fire Tender and flooding in North Carolina with Freedom Hill.

And catch new Stories from the Stage with In an Instant (April 1), Turning Point (April 8), Nine-to-Five (April 15) and Life Is a Laugh (April 29).

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AfroPoP, Liberated Lives & Our Climate-Changing World: What to Watch in April

This month, WORLD features a new season of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, more new films about returning citizens for Liberated Lives, and an Earth Day double feature exploring controlled cultural burning in California and flooding in North Carolina. Uniting themes of justice, redemption and forward progress, WORLD mirrors the spring season with films representing hope and renewal.

Liberated Lives

Liberated Lives, a compelling curated collection from WORLD, showcases stories of individuals transitioning from incarceration to reintegration. Highlighting resilience, transformation, and the journey toward redemption, it's more than a series of documentaries – it's a movement that amplifies the voices of those often marginalized and encourages viewers to recognize their role in our democracy.

Our World

WORLD Channel spotlights stories of climate change and environmental conservation from Southeast Louisiana to Aotearoa, New Zealand to the Arctic Circle. What action can you make today to create positive change for your community and the planet as a whole?

AfroPoP Leads with 'Liberated Lives' and Narrative Filmmaking for 16th Season

For 16 seasons, AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange has featured contemporary documentaries reflecting the spirit, ingenuity and resilience found among people across the African diaspora. Season 16 of the series, premiering on-air and streaming on YouTube starting April 1, includes its first ever feature-length narrative episodes, plus two nonfiction films that explore dynamic stories that go beyond the expected and celebrate the Black experience.

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