Follow the story of former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced: the literal survival of his country and everyone in it.
Robin Charboneau, a magnetic Oglala Sioux woman in North Dakota, struggles to negotiate single motherhood, tenuous sobriety, and a labyrinthine justice system to emerge intact after years of domestic abuse.
Whitney Young was one of the most powerful, controversial, and largely forgotten leaders of the civil rights movement, who took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government.
JR, Charlene, and Robert are half American; they are among the many children born to U.S. servicemen who were stationed in military bases in the Philippines until in 1992. Their stories illuminate the limbo of a generation of Filipino Amerasians.
When a highly successful Mexican American Studies program at a high school in Tucson comes under fire for teaching ethnic chauvinism, teachers and students fight back in a modern civil rights struggle.
Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison tells the rich history of the bison, an American icon of the wild with deep ties to native peoples, which is struggling today to reestablish itself in the Great Plains.
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.
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.
Centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot with Basquiat more than 20 years ago, this definitive documentary chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the young artist whose brilliant life was cut short.
In 2004, Cyntoia Brown was arrested for murder and subsequently sentenced to life in prison. What mystified filmmaker Daniel Birman was just how common violence among youth is, and just how rarely we stop to question our assumptions about it.
When I Rise is about Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student who finds herself at the epicenter of racial controversy, struggling against the odds and ultimately ascending to the heights of international opera.
Lost Sparrow is an adoptive brother's journey to bring his two Crow Indian brothers home and confront a painful truth that shattered his family, after their sudden and mysterious deaths decades ago.
In Texas after World War II, a funeral home refuses to care for a dead Mexican American soldier’s body “because the whites wouldn’t like it,” sparking nationwide outrage and helping to launch a civil rights movement.