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A Healthy Baby Girl

Feature Film

Battling personal grief, corporate power, and her mother's guilt, Helfand turns the camera on herself and her family to document her battle with DES-related cancer.

A Mother Leaves Her Child for Work in the City

Classroom Clip

In this clip from Last Train Home, a mother remembers how it felt to leave her 8-month-old in the care of her family in order to seek a better life in the city.

A Visit to Ellis Island (Clip 5 of 5)

Classroom Clip

Lupe visits the Museum of Immigration on Ellis Island and learns about the history of immigration and sweatshops in America.

Aaron Matthews (2001)

Filmmaker Interview

Aaron Matthews provides a glimpse into contemporary immigrant life in this interview about his film My American Girls.

Al Otro Lado

Feature Film

The proud Mexican tradition of corrido music provides both heartbeat and backbone to this rich examination of songs, drugs and dreams along the U.S./Mexico border.

Al Otro Lado Trailer

Trailer

The proud Mexican tradition of corrido music provides both heartbeat and backbone to this rich examination of songs, drugs and dreams along the U.S./Mexico border.

Aligning Student Strengths

Classroom Clip

This clip features Krishaun Branch as he’s deciding what he’s looking for in a college in order to align his college choice with his career goals.

All the Difference

Feature Film

Two African-American teens from the South Side of Chicago on their journey to graduation.

All the Difference Trailer

Trailer

The largely invisible and often crushing struggles of young African-American men come vividly — and heroically — to life.

Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar

Filmmaker Interview

Carracedo and Bahar hope that their documentary film gives viewers the chance to experience the lives of garment workers and to better understand what they face in the sweatshops of L.A.

American Aloha Trailer

Trailer

For Hawaiians, the hula is not just a dance, but a way of life. American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai'i discovers a renaissance of Hawaiian culture as it continues to grow in California.

American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai'i

Feature Film

Few American icons are as well known for their popular kitsch as the hula dance. From old Hollywood movies to entertainment for tourists, the hip-swaying girls in grass skirts and colorful lei have long masked an ancient cultural tradition.