Films about youth
PBS Premiere: Oct. 2, 2017
Parents of a boy on the autism spectrum form a competitive swim team, recruiting other teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).
PBS Premiere: Aug. 28, 2017
Raising Bertie is an intimate portrait of three African American boys as they face a precarious coming of age in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. This powerful vérité film weaves the young men's narratives together as they work to define their identities and grow into adulthood while navigating complex relationships, institutional racism, violence, poverty, and educational inequity. A co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC).
PBS Premiere: July 24, 2017
In the Oscar-nominated Joe's Violin, a donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship. Nominated, 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.
PBS Premiere: June 26, 2017
Dalya's Other Country tells the nuanced story of members of a family displaced by the Syrian conflict who are remaking themselves after the parents separate. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).
PBS Premiere: June 26, 2017
In the documentary short From Damascus to Chicago, two young Syrian siblings recently resettled in Chicago enroll in a dance class, while the film follows their family's experiences in navigating a new city and country.
PBS Premiere: Oct. 31, 2016
Inside the very first girls' school in a small Afghan village, education goes far beyond the classroom as the students discover the differences between the lives they were born into and the lives they dream of leading. A co-production of ITVS.
PBS Premiere: Oct. 10, 2016
An intimate portrait of a gender-nonconforming child growing up in conservative rural Florida.
PBS Premiere: Sept. 12, 2016
Accompany two African-American teens from the South Side of Chicago on their journey to achieve their dream of graduating from college. A co-production of American Documentary | POV; Part of American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen, made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Encore Broadcast: Aug. 29, 2016
An extraordinary look into a internet addiction rehab in Beijing, China, the first country in the world to classify this evolving diagnosis. Official Selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Digital Premiere: April 14, 2016
Whiteness Project is a multi-platform investigation into how Americans who identify as "white" experience their ethnicity. The latest installment, "Intersection of I," examines a cross-section of white millennials from Dallas, Texas, sharing their views on race, racism, family, friends, perceptions and privilege.
Digital Premiere: April 13, 2016
Storm Reyes found hope the day a bookmobile arrived at her migrant camp near Tacoma, Washington in the 1960's.