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  • The WORLD Beyond Our Own Backyards: Documentaries to Watch in August

    As the summer winds to a close, slow down this August with WORLD films that cast a light on often-overlooked communities and issues here at home and around the globe, from the return of Pacific Heartbeat with stories exploring fashion, surfing, agriculture and more in the Pacific Islands to an encore presentation of Afghanistan: The Wounded Land marking the second anniversary of the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

  • The Goal to Unite Korea and Reunite Families in Doc World's 'Crossings'

    In 1953, the Korean Armistice Agreement put an end to fighting in Korea, but it stopped short of an official peace treaty. In Crossings, filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem follows 30 women peacemakers organize a walk across the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to call attention to the never-ending war that continues to separate families and further tensions between nations. Doc World host Andia Winslow sat down with Liem and Women Cross DMZ's Christine Ahn and Aiyoung Choi to talk about the film, the impact of the Korean War and their 2015 walk.

  • Democracy in a Time of Fortitude and Fragility: What to Watch in July

    Democracy, its fragile existence – which has been at the center of U.S. and global politics – and what social ills that will occur or peak over the course of this election season will set the tone for how we all vote. As the country celebrates July 4th while recognizing the flaws of what Independence Day represents, WORLD covers the headlines through the voices of the people who have lived them.

  • Reframing Black History: Filmmaker Dru Holley on America's Buffalo Soldiers

    In the feature-length documentary Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts, filmmaker Dru Holley pieces together the nearly forgotten story and often contradictory role of the U.S. Army’s all-Black regiments, established by the Reorganization Act of 1866. Holley spoke with WORLD about his journey from conception to film and how we all can rethink our learned perspectives of American history.

  • Storytelling as a Vehicle for Change for Cancer Survivors

    In partnership with Count Me In, the Broad Institute’s cancer research initiative, the stories as told in two new episodes, Living with Cancer and Beyond Cancer, explore the wide range of experiences an individual goes through when diagnosed with cancer.

  • 'Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts': Plan Your Juneteenth Watch Party

    Join in on a week-long celebration – from planning and hosting a watch party to getting access to exclusives and more – as we premiere the film Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts this Juneteenth!

  • Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution: 'Quiet' Revolution Taking Hold in Agriculture in the Midwest

    Plant-based proteins are going mainstream and representing a larger share of American diets. Read more about Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution.

  • With PRIDE, Cancer Survivors, Juneteenth & the Buffalo Soldiers: What to Watch in June on WORLD

    June marks a special moment in time for many. For the Black community, Juneteenth – now observed as a federal holiday – calls for festivities with family and friends to honor justice and independence. For LGBTQIA+ persons and their allies, PRIDE is a celebration of living as your truest self and being proud to do so. And for cancer survivors and their families, National Cancer Survivor Month calls for moments of reflection and enduring hope in the face of diagnosis and treatment. This month, reflect on these long sought-for, momentous milestones and more with new and streaming films on WORLD.

  • 'The Accused' Filmmaker Mo Naqvi on the Injustice of Blasphemy Law in Pakistan

    In "The Accused: Damned or Devoted?," award-winning Pakistani American filmmaker Mohammed "Mo" Ali Naqvi examines the origins and very human consequences of blasphemy law in Pakistan. Naqvi spoke with WORLD to share why it’s paramount for American audiences to understand how the law and human rights play a part in politics and see why nuance and representation matters in filmmaking and media.

  • WORLD Channel Rebrands as WORLD, a Multi-Platform Hub for Diverse Documentary Programs

    Public media’s premiere destination for diverse nonfiction programming today announced new branding as WORLD, reflecting a wealth of multicultural documentary content available on broadcast, streaming and social media platforms. With this rebrand, WORLD will continue to share the best in documentaries, informational programs, daily international newscasts from independent filmmakers and public media partners in the United States and around the globe.