Race Is the Place presents the creative visions of a group of multicultural actors, poets, visual artists and musicians on America’s most pressing social issues.
One embraced the Cuban revolution, the other American democracy. Separated by time, place and politics, identical twins Margarita and Ramona de Saá continued to share a passion for dance.
A Family at War follows one American family over the course of a year after their son’s combat death in Iraq, tracing their changing attitudes and views on the military and global politics.
Filmed over two decades in the life of Vern Sager and his family, The Last Cowboy captures a family's struggle to preserve a vanishing way of life as cowboys and Indians in the Badlands of South Dakota.
From a 1960s barbershop doo-wop group to 1970s masters of funk, through pitfalls, comebacks, to becoming the world's most sampled band, P-Funk continues to perform, record, and funk on into the 21st century.
This film invokes the glory days of the Harlem Renaissance through the memories of Bruce Nugent (Robinson), who co-founded the revolutionary literary journal Fire!! with legendary authors Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Wallace Thurman.
Don Normark's haunting photographs evoke a lost Mexican-American village in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, razed in the 1950s to build Dodger Stadium.
Follow the Hollywood stuntwomen who doubled for Wonder Woman and Xena: Warrior Princess as they struggle to stay employed, stay thin and stay sane in this notoriously macho profession.
Red Hook Justice follows the ups and downs of several defendants and staffers involved in an experimental court in the crime-ridden neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn — part of a legal revolution that has become a model for courts nationwide.
Today, three quarters of Vietnam’s population is under the age of 30 — too young to remember the war, yet old enough to have witnessed its devastating aftermath. Meet Vietnam’s new generation, reaping newfound opportunities while reshaping their country’s future.
Imelda Marcos is both vivaciously charming as she addresses the camera and perplexing as she expounds upon her personal cosmology, the corruption and human-rights abuse charges against her, and even her absurd collection of shoes.
The Last Letter is legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman’s poignant portrayal of a Russian Jewish woman living in a Ukrainian city seized by the Germans who writes her son one last letter as she remembers her life and faces her death.
End of the Century follows punk progenitors The Ramones through more than two decades of touring, recording, and bickering.
Legendary jazz bassist Milt Hinton (1910-2000) was also a skilled photographer and storyteller. This insider's view of jazz and life in 20th-century America is told by Hinton and fellow musicians including Branford Marsalis and Quincy Jones.
In the 1920s, Zulu singer Solomon Linda composed "Mbube," a hit melody in his native South Africa. Decades later, it skyrocketed to the top of the international pop charts as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight."
They’re old, they’re bold, and they’ll change the way you think about aging. The only lucid residents at a retirement home for political progressives, best friends Irja and Lucille experience later life with vitality, dignity, humor, and purpose.