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  • Brandon Kazen-Maddox Brings American Sign Language to Stories from the Stage

    On the 100th episode of Stories from the Stage, One Way or Another, viewers will meet Brandon Kazen-Maddox (they/them/theirs), an American Sign Language interpreter and artist. Since 2017, the show has recorded around 300 stories and put celebrating differences at the forefront by providing a platform for ordinary people from all walks of life, each with their own extraordinary experiences.

  • Stories from the Stage: Countdown to 100!

    This April, Stories from the Stage will air its 100th episode! WORLD honors this exciting milestone with a special celebration all month long, including new episodes and storyteller features from the series' beginnings to today, counting down to the 100th episode – One Way or Another – on April 25. Over the coming weeks, watch all new stories from storytellers from all walks of life, sharing day-to-day to life-changing experiences, all with impact that will resonate with you long after they’ve left the stage.

  • Community Voices: What to Watch on WORLD Channel in April

    This month, WORLD Channel praises the diversity of communities within our own neighborhoods and around the globe and celebrates Arab American Heritage Month, honoring the strength of community and the ability to unite and create impactful change together.

  • Pacific Heartbeat: New Season Explores Cultural Connection in the Pacific Islander Community

    Returning for an 11th season this April, Pacific Heartbeat will present four new feature-length documentaries that explore the importance of connection among Pacific Islanders and their communities, profiling student-led strikes for climate change in Aotearoa; the bond of a mother and son in Kawakawa; the journey to rediscover home and Samoan culture; and a look back through history and legend in Honolulu.

  • Immigrant and Refugee Stories: How Storytelling Connects Humanity in Times of Crisis

    Human migration has existed throughout history, with people choosing to leave their home in search of a better life, or fleeing for freedom and safety. Whether as an immigrant, refugee or undocumented person, sharing stories provides a way for both storytellers and listeners to understand, empathize and connect. Since 2017, Stories from the Stage has provided a platform for diverse, multicultural storytellers – including immigrants, refugees and the undocumented – to share their personal experiences with a national audience.

  • How Music Shaped 'For the Love of Rutland'

    In America ReFramed's 'For the Love of Rutland,' Stacie Griffin contends with divisive opinion and politics in her small town of Rutland, VT when Syrian refugees are welcomed into town. Musician Emily Rice, who composed the soundtrack and score for 'For the Love of Rutland,' and director and producer Jennifer Maytorena Taylor spoke with America ReFramed about how the music for the film came together and what they hope it conveys to audiences.

  • Fannie Lou Hamer: From Home to History

    Who was Fannie Lou Hamer? Growing up the Mississippi Delta, Mrs. Hamer did not become involved in activism and politics until her mid-40s. Director Joy Davenport and Executive Producers Monica Land and Selena Lauterer speak to how Fannie Lou Hamer's personal life helped shaped her story in 'Fannie Lou Hamer's America.'

  • AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange Returns for Season 14

    Season 14 of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange returns this April with five new episodes chronicling social movements and influential leaders from the African Diaspora in Liverpool, Tunisia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and more. This season, AfroPoP aims to showcase contemporary Black stories, celebrating the diversity of cultures and experiences of the diaspora around the world.

  • The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence: Community Trauma & Healing

    In an exclusive interview, community advocates share how gun violence has affected their lives and what they hope community and film can do for prevention advocacy. Tina M. McDuffie speaks with SOL Development artist Brittany Tanner; 'Heaven: Can You Hear Me?' filmmaker and lawyer Terrence L. Pitts; and co-founder of prevention organization Operation LIPSTICK (Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner City Killing) Ruth Rollins.

  • Her Story: What to Watch During Women’s History Month

    Throughout the course of history, women have always created waves, pushing boundaries to be seen and heard. During the month of March, WORLD Channel shines a light on the extraordinary icons who have paved the way for those who would follow, and the everyday women who embody immeasurable strength in smaller yet equally powerful ways. Watch films like 'For the Love of Rutland,' 'Fannie Lou Hamer's America' and 'Dear Homeland' to explore how women make change, big and small.