Best Documentaries to Watch on WORLD This December & 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.

Raising the Bar

Raising the bar calls for a promise to improve and keep that word. When setting a higher standard for yourself, the effect ripples to others. Samantha helps her dance students feel less pressure; Vernon discovers the reason why men want to do better by women; and Haley finds compassion for those who spoil her day. Three storytellers, three interpretations of RAISING THE BAR, hosted by Wes Hazard.

Stories from the Stage: The Podcast

Powerful stories can bring people together despite impossible differences and tumultuous times. From Liz Cheng and Patricia Alvarado Núñez, the executive producers & co-creators of WORLD Channel's STORIES FROM THE STAGE, welcome to THE PODCAST. This audio series features the most memorable stories and in some cases, the ‘next chapter’ - what happened after storytellers exited the stage.

Kid Candidate

A viral joke video catapults Hayden Pedigo – a 24-year-old artist and musician in Amarillo, TX – into the spotlight and prompts him to make a surprise bid for city council. With his goal of upending the status quo and ousting corrupt incumbent politicians, KID CANDIDATE follows Pedigo’s unorthodox campaign while unpacking issues of race, income inequality and gentrification in small-town America.

The Sauce: 5 Films of Asian American Diversity in the American South

How have Asian American communities left their mark on American culture? Presented by the Center for Asian American Media and NOVAC, The Sauce Fellowship is a new series of five short films by emerging Asian American filmmakers exploring the ways in which Asian American history, traditions and values have blended with and contributed to the diversity of the American South.

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