The remarkable life of a fearless Mississippi sharecropper-turned-human-rights-activist.
Fannie Lou Hamer's America is a portrait of a civil rights activist and the injustices in America that made her work essential. Through public speeches, personal interviews, and powerful songs of the fearless Mississippi sharecropper-turned-human-rights-activist, Fannie Lou Hamer's America explores and celebrates the lesser-known life of one of the Civil Rights Movement’s greatest leaders.
Father Khader El-Yateem, is campaigning to be New York City's first Arab American councilman. As a Lutheran Pastor and Palestinian American, El-Yateem's bid to make history reveals the aspirations and divisions of his multicultural district. With the support of local organizers and activists, including Aber Kawas and Linda Sarsour, can he bring his community together to win the race?
In December, Human Rights Month recognizes and rejects the widespread discriminations that plague marginalized populations and create barriers toward freedom. Liberties many take for granted in some parts of the world are prohibited in others as power structures threaten the foundations of what it means to live and work freely. In an effort to bridge gaps of inequality, explore films and features documenting stories of human rights from modern slavery to personal freedoms – voting, housing, education, religion, employment, and the independence to live out the truth of your identity.