Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African American filmmaker, goes on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month, investigating what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a "post-racial" America.
Combining startling 16mm footage that had lain undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for decades, with contemporary audio interviews, Mixtape looks at the people, society, culture, and style that fuelled an era of convulsive change.
Daisy Bates was a complex, unconventional, and largely forgotten heroine of the civil rights movement who led the charge to desegregate the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.
This five-part series chronicles the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa’s entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War.
The National Film Registry is an eclectic collection of films that typify cinema's contributions to American culture. It is a growing roll call of national cultural and artistic treasures that reflect a nation's self-perception, fears, and ambitions.
The Woodmans is an inspiring portrait of one family's fall and redemption in the often brutal world of art.
The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts revives their native tongue, a language that was silenced for more than 100 years, spurred on by an indomitable linguist named Jessie Little Doe.
Aneta Brodski, a deaf teen living in New York City, discovers the power of American Sign Language poetry. As she prepares to be one of the first deaf poets to compete in a spoken-word slam, her journey leads to an unexpected collaboration.
Charismatic leaders of the Disability Rights Movement narrate the story of a long and successful drive that brought together a powerful coalition that created some of the most far reaching civil rights legislation in our nation's history.
Like a real-life The Kids Are All Right, Donor Unknown profiles a far-flung group of siblings in search of each other and their father, known only as Donor 150, raising intriguing questions about our understanding of parenthood, and the strange power of our genetic connections.
When a Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series with 99 superheroes based on the 99 virtues of Allah, he runs up against suspicion from Muslims and the harsh realities of the global marketplace.
Fred Martinez was a Navajo youth slain at the age of 16. But Fred was part of an honored Navajo tradition - the nadleeh, or 'two-spirit,' who possesses a balance of masculine and feminine traits.
On the eve of the 2008 election, the town of Shelbyville, Tennessee finds itself embroiled in a struggle to come to terms with a new wave of immigrants and grappling with what it means to be American.
Like a detective story, this film untangles the web of influences behind Japan's captivation with insects. It opens in modern-day Tokyo where a single beetle recently sold for $90,000, then slips back to the early 1800s, to the first cricket-selling business and the development of haiku and other ...
Bhutto chronicles the life of one of the most complex and fascinating characters of our time. Hers is an epic tale of Shakespearean dimension. It’s the story of the first Muslim woman elected in history to lead an Islamic nation: Pakistan.
An examination of outtakes from an infamous Nazi propaganda film exposes how the Reich manufactured scenes of life inside the Warsaw Ghetto before the brutal deportations and ultimate liquidation of the largest ghetto in Nazi-occupied Europe.