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  • Filmmaker May May Tchao on the Dynamics of a Blended Family in 'Hayden & Her Family'

    In 'Hayden & Her Family,' we meet Hayden, one of five of the adopted Curry siblings with special needs. Filmmaker May May Tchao spoke about what it was like filming the family and what she learned from them.

  • Why Slavery? Uncovers the Reality of Modern Slavery Around the World

    “You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” An estimated 40.3 million people are living as slaves, a number more than at any other time in history - including during the transatlantic slave trade. From North Korea to the Middle East and Europe, WHY SLAVERY? uncovers the stories of men, women, and children living in the shadows of modern enslavement.

  • The Complex 'American Veteran' Experience

    As we honor the 19 million veterans across the country who have upended their lives in the name of service this Veterans Day, explore the experiences of over 50 veterans who have shared their stories. PBS' 'American Veteran' documents the diverse veteran experience through the voices of service members themselves.

  • Returning Home Through Togetherness: Native American Heritage Month

    By sharing stories of tribal history, tradition and culture, we spread education and appreciation of the Native experience across America and pay tribute to the Indigenous peoples who have helped shape our nation through generations. During Native American Heritage Month, watch films that explore what it means to be Native in today’s America.

  • What to Watch on WORLD: November 2021

    As the year nears its close, family, community and service become top of mind. To celebrate Native American Heritage Month, Veterans Day and Hanukkah, films to watch in November feature stories reflecting on unity: storytellers share stories of service for this country and its people; small towns look for community amid dwindling religious spirit; and a young girl and her adoptive parents and new siblings navigate their special needs and family dynamics.

  • 'Elena': Resisting Anti-Blackness for a Place to Call Home

    In 2013, the Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court stripped the citizenship of anyone with Haitian parents, rendering more than 200,000 people stateless – Elena and her family stand to lose their legal residency. Negotiating bureaucratic processes and a racist, hostile society, she becomes the face of the struggle to remain in a country built on the labor of her father and forefathers.

  • Dyslexia Awareness: How Storytelling Brought the Fight out in Anna Willis-Collier

    After telling her story on Stories from the Stage, storytelling coach Anna Willis-Collier shares more about coming up against intolerance encountered by people with dyslexia.

  • Phillip Martin Finds the 'Newsworthiness' of His Own Story

    In Stories from the Stage: Newsworthy, investigative journalist Phillip Martin shares his story of a fateful social justice trip to a racially-tense Boston, MA. Read an exclusive Q&A with the reporter to learn more about the experience that led him to become the decorated journalist he is today.

  • No Longer Invisible: The Disability Community During COVID-19

    When the pandemic created alternative work environments globally, employees with disabilities, especially those with invisible disabilities like mental health conditions, are now being more widely recognized and accommodated within the workforce.

  • 11 Films & Features to Watch for Indigenous Peoples' Day

    Many cities and states now recognize the former Columbus Day – the second Monday of October – as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in order to rethink our perspective behind American holidays while celebrating Native American history and culture, paying tribute to Indigenous peoples and their contributions to our nation. This Indigenous Peoples’ Day, watch films about Native peoples and their unique experiences.