• AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange Celebrates Its 15th Season by Diving into the Power of Black Art

    Celebrating a notable 15th season, AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange returns with five films, spotlighting the power of Black art and how it reflects realities, restores spirits, celebrates triumphs, issues calls to action and unites people across around the world. The award-winning series, which has featured films from the likes of Michèle Stephenson to Thomas Allen Harris, continues its mission to focus on independent documentaries and short films about contemporary life, art and culture from the African diaspora.

  • Mardi Gras' Masking Indians: Filmmaker Jonathan Isaac Jackson on the Culture of New Orleans

    In the season 11 premiere of America ReFramed, Big Chief, Black Hawk, director and New Orleans native Jonathan Isaac Jackson shares a historical and cultural account of the ritual of masking from the point of view of the youngest Mardi Gras Big Chief. In an exclusive interview, Jackson shares what he sought to convey about the Mardi Gras Masking Indians and how, through his film, he hopes to forge a truer understanding of the Black community in New Orleans.

  • Sarah Tang Explores the Intersection of Her Faith & Chinese American Identity

    In 'God Can't Give You Double Eyelids,' filmmaker Sarah Tang reevaluates the faith and white, Baptist churches she grew up with as it relates to her relationship with her evolving identity as a Chinese American. The short film and an interview with Tang are now streaming on YouTube.

  • Black History Month on WORLD: Linking Past & Present Through Black Stories

    As Black History Month begins in February, we’re reminded to recommit to broadening our perspectives, creating space for Black voices and paying tribute to Black leaders and communities who’ve paved the way for freedom and equality. This month, WORLD celebrates the stories – ones of adversity, triumphs, magic and joy – of Black Americans throughout history with films that share what it means to be Black in America – past, present and future.

  • America ReFramed Announces 11th Season with Four New Titles

    America ReFramed, recent winner of the 2022 IDA Documentary Awards for the feature documentary, FANNIE LOU HAMER’s AMERICA, announces four new films premiering as part of its 11th season: THE DEATH OF MY TWO FATHERS, RUNNING WITH MY GIRLS, A DECENT HOME and BLURRING THE COLOR LINE. The documentaries focusing on a generation of filmmakers & artists using self-expression to challenge the definition of culture in an ever-evolving America, include stories from Missouri, Louisiana, Washington State, Colorado and Georgia.

  • Sana Saif's 'Uncle Zaman' Finds Links Between South Asia and South Texas

    Filmmaker Sana Saif speaks to the connection between South Asia and South Texas she explores in her film 'Uncle Zaman,' examining the sacrifice and pursuit of the American dream through her Pakistani immigrant uncle. 'Uncle Zaman' is now streaming on YouTube.

  • The New Year, a Time of Resilience and Revival: January on WORLD

    With a new year comes new resolutions and a new, or maybe refreshed, perspective. To start off 2023, WORLD presents films throughout January that focus on renewal and the ways in which we can lean on and uplift our communities in order to work toward collective goals. This month, Stories from the Stage returns and America ReFramed films follow communities fighting for their place against big corporations and inequitable systems. Watch along with us as we discover our first steps in 2023, and what is in store for the rest of the year as we keep you informed, entertained and enlightened.

  • Best of 2022 WORLD Channel Documentaries & Milestones

    For WORLD Channel, 2022 was full of firsts – anniversaries, discoveries and award recognition. From documentaries that captured humanity’s struggles and successes to conversations that connected us to the people living the stories being shared, our films, features and storytelling over the past 12 months have created change within communities and opened eyes and hearts around the globe. We hope to continue work like this for years to come; we’ve never been more proud to call our channel a home for diversity, acceptance and empathy. Take a glance at our most unforgettable moments of 2022 as we prepare for more captivating films and storytelling in 2023!

  • Best Documentaries to Watch on WORLD This December & New Year

    As 2022 comes to a close, what accomplishments, perspectives and aspirations do we carry with us into the new year? This December, WORLD Channel encourages the opportunity to pause and reflect on the state of the world and the hope we have for 2023 while holding steadfast to the faith and beliefs that keep us moving forward. During the month, revel in the closeness of family, friends and community over the holiday season with stories that remind us of what is most important to us.

  • Food, Family & Identity: Filmmaker Melanie Ho on Connecting with Her Vietnamese Heritage

    'my mom (mẹ con),' a short film by Melanie Ho, is now streaming on YouTube as part of The Sauce Fellowship. Read an interview with the filmmaker about how she came to understand her Vietnamese identity and relationship with her mother.