RUMBLE – Charley Patton, Grandfather of Delta Blues – Clip

Charley Patton was the “grandfather of Delta blues,” a true legend–and part-Native American. He was a profound influence on blues musicians over the years as well as Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Jack White, Bonnie Raitt, and many others. You can hear the Native music influence in his sound. Learn more about him in this clip … READ MORE

RUMBLE On: More Native American Musicians You Should Know

by Gregg McVicar, Host and producer of UnderCurrents on Native Voice One Rock and roll was born in the United States, and it makes sense that some of its forerunners would be the original Americans. The people are the land and the music comes from the land. Iconic artists like Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jimi … READ MORE

Rodents of Unusual Size – Kermit Ruffins Cooks Nutria – Clip

Renowned jazz musician–and chef–Kermit Ruffins and other famous local chefs try to convince New Orleans residents to appreciate their artful ways of cooking nutria, an unappealing “swamp rat” that is also an invasive species eating away at Louisiana wetlands. If anyone can find a way to make it tasty–and help the local ecosystem at the … READ MORE

Man on Fire

In 2014, 79-year-old white Methodist minister drove to an empty parking lot in his old hometown of Grand Saline, Texas, and set himself on fire. He left a note on his car’s windshield calling the act his final protest against the virulent racism of the community and his country at large. Man on Fire uncovers … READ MORE

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World – Trailer

They tried to ban, censor and erase Indian culture from rock and roll history but Native American influence is wrapped into modern music’s DNA. RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World is an electric look at Native American influence in popular music, going deep into the Indigenous foundations of rock.

Wrestle

Wrestle goes inside the lives of four members of the high school wrestling team at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School–a longstanding entry on Alabama’s list of failing schools. Teammates Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan show that needing a win can be about much more than just beating your opponent on the mat, as they face … READ MORE

Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

A special presentation of Independent Lens, FRONTLINE and VOCES. From acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland (Kind-Hearted Woman, Country Boys, The Farmer’s Wife), Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore examines the US immigration system through the eyes of two unforgettable protagonists whose lives reveal the human cost of deportation. Elizabeth Perez, a decorated US Marine veteran living in … READ MORE

Man on Fire – Trailer

June 23, 2014: a 79-year-old white Methodist minister named Charles Moore drove to an empty parking lot in his old hometown of Grand Saline, Texas, and set himself on fire. He left a note on his car’s windshield explaining that this act was his final protest against the virulent racism of the community and his … READ MORE

Welcome to Lancaster

By Jamila Paksima Welcome to Lancaster is a short documentary looking at differing views on refugees in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a place famous for its own persecuted religious communities. While a former member of the Amish church has started a conservative PAC and is against allowing refugees to settle in the United States, a couple who … READ MORE

Dawnland

They were forced to assimilate into white society: children ripped away from their families, depriving them of their culture and erasing their identities. Can reconciliation help heal the scars from childhoods lost? Dawnland is the untold story of Indigenous child removal in the US through the nation’s first-ever government-endorsed truth and reconciliation commission, which investigated … READ MORE

Charm City

Charm City is an intimate portrait of a diverse group of neighbors, including police, citizens, community leaders, and government officials who, with grit and compassion, survive in and work to improve their vibrant neighborhoods during a violent three-year stretch in Baltimore. There they face a complex web of social issues that are both nuanced and … READ MORE