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.
WORLD Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Four Documentary Features
Four programs highlight the diversity of AAPI experiences on WORLD Channel: Ganden: A Joyful Land, The Accused: Damned or Devoted?, Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond and Blurring the Color Line.
Beyond a Singular Identity: Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month on WORLD
This Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, WORLD, through its films and features, challenges you to answer the question: What does the AANHPI community look like? Documentaries have the power to shine a light on stories and voices that are hidden from the mainstream or have yet to be heard; this May, watch and listen to stories by and about Asians, Asian Americans and all who make the community unique and varied.
PBS and WORLD Channel to Explore the History of Black Soldiers in America with Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts
Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts will premiere Monday, June 12 at 10pm ET on PBS and Monday, June 19 at 8pm ET on WORLD Channel’s Local, USA series. The film will be available to stream on the PBS app, WORLDChannel.org, YouTube and on the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel.
What Is a Decent Home? The A to Z of America's Affordable and Fair Housing Crisis
Fifty-five years after the passing of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, the housing crisis in the United States remains in a state of disarray. Rent hikes, high interest rates, overwhelming gentrification and more make it difficult, if not impossible, to find a suitable place to live. How can we come to understand – and, more importantly, navigate – the housing crisis? WORLD Channel and its partners feature films and specials that demonstrate housing in America from all angles.
Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution: Dawson Gets Ground Floor Start in Plant-Based Protein
Dawson Mills was started as an early "value-added" cooperative and became a leader in plant-based protein ahead of its time. Today, PURIS is operating in the building first erected by Dawson Mills. Read and watch Part 1 of Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution.
Preserving Home, Community & Planet: Documentary Films to Watch on WORLD in April
This April, while we re-enter spaces old and new and reflect on how to make purposeful contributions to our communities, WORLD’s featured films tell stories of fostering meaningful connection. AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange rings in a landmark 15th season with the premiere of five films celebrating the Black arts; a new season of Doc World starts this month with films that provide an understanding of global democracy; and as Earth Day approaches, streaming films remind us that our communities would not exist without a place to call home.
WORLD Channel Announces Season 6 of Doc World Series
WORLD Channel begins a new season with three documentaries to premiere as part of Doc World Season 6 series starting in April. Keep It a Secret, the unsung history of Ireland’s surfing pioneers who transcended political conflict; Ganden: A Joyful Land, an intimate look at the lives of the last remaining generation of Tibetan Buddhist monks who studied at Ganden Monastery in Tibet; and The Accused, a profile of the powerful cleric Khadim Rizvi, whose one mission is to preserve Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. Additional films for Doc World Season 6 will be announced in the spring. Doc World airs weekly, Sundays at 10pm ET on WORLD Channel.