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  • October Films to Watch: Diversity Awareness Month

    As social and political tensions flare up around the world, now more than ever it is critical to explore and embrace humanity’s differences. Each of the films offered on WORLD this month highlight our individual differences, reminding us of the very vulnerable, yet rewarding, human experience.

  • 'Facing the Dragon' Filmmaker Speaks on Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan, Women's Rights and the Role of the West

    In 'Facing the Dragon,' filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi introduced us to Nilofar and Shakila, two women working in Afghanistan as the U.S. began withdrawing aid and troops. The filmmaker speaks with WORLD Channel in 2021 to speak to how the two women – and the country as a whole – are faring as the Taliban take control over Afghanistan once again.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Reveals Public Health Failures for BIPOC

    As the U.S. continues to fight COVID-19, vaccines have become the most efficient way of curbing the virus, but a hesitancy in Americans to get vaccinated threatens to delay the process. Who are the unvaccinated, and why do they harbor doubts?

  • 20 Years Later: Reflecting on 9/11 & Healing Through Action

    Twenty years ago, the world was changed forever on September 11, 2001. Since then, life as we know it has been altered and families have rebuilt amid devastation, but we never forget the tragedy experienced that day. Upon two decades since the attacks, we come together to remember those lost and reflect on how we've moved forward.

  • ‘Stories from the Stage’ Veteran Storyteller Pens Memoir

    Storyteller Mark Redmond, who appeared on season 1 of ‘Stories from the Stage,’ talks about his new memoir, 'Called,' and details his 20-year career as executive director at Spectrum Youth and Family Services in Burlington, VT. Vermont Public Radio’s ‘Morning Edition’ host Mitch Wertlieb and morning news editor Matthew F. Smith spoke with Redmond about his book, and WORLD checked back in with him ahead of the season 5 premiere of ‘Stories from the Stage.’

  • September 11: Remembering and Reflecting on 20 Years

    On September 11, 2001, the United States was forever changed. While reflecting on the loss and resilience in America over the two decades since September 11, 2001, WORLD Channel shares stories of remembrance, fortitude and aftermath, including a special episode of ‘Stories from the Stage,’ the story of two Afghan women navigating life and motherhood while the U.S. withdraws its troops, and special FRONTLINE coverage from the months following the attacks.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Latinx Films to Watch

    Each year, the United States recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, encouraging Americans to learn about the traditions and values that the Latinx community embodies. This Hispanic Heritage Month, WORLD Channel puts the spotlight on issues of inequity while celebrating the triumphs and joys of the Latinx community across borders through our collection of films.

  • Filmmaker Q&A: Raising the Curtain on Children’s Theater in NYC’s Chinatown

    New York City’s PS 124 school’s theater group has been the only Asian American team to compete in the renowned Junior Theater Festival. CURTAIN UP features the Chinatown theater club students on their journey of self-discovery and identity as they prepare for their musical production of Disney’s 'Frozen'. Go beyond the lens with filmmakers Hui Tong and Kelly Ng about their kids-eye view documentary.

  • Back-to-School: What to Watch

    After more than a year of remote learning, schools across the U.S. are looking to fully open their doors for in-person learning. Students will once again be able to reconnect with teachers and classmates, restoring that sense of community. Watch films exploring the variety of educational experiences we can have and the influence that the school journey has on our personal development.

  • Cremation Is on the Rise in Black and Latino Communities During COVID-19, Funeral Professionals Say

    Burials, a cherished cultural tradition among these groups, have declined during the COVID-19 pandemic, funeral professionals say. Instead, more families of color are choosing cremation, citing economic hardship in a prolonged health crisis.