PBS Premiere: Sept. 21, 2015
Each night in Silicon Valley, the Line 22 transforms from a public bus into an unofficial shelter for the homeless in one of the richest parts of the world. Hotel 22 captures a single, dramatic night on the Line 22 route.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 31, 2015
An eye-opening look at the cycle of poverty, despair and greed that fuels human trafficking in Cambodia.
PBS Premiere: June 29, 2015
Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local pastor risks everything to help them. Winner, Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking: Documentary, 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 25, 2014
Big Men, executive produced by Brad Pitt, goes to Ghana to provide an unprecedented look at the global deal making and dark underside of oil development — a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world.
PBS Premiere: July 28, 2014
After an earthquake levels Beichuan, China, a modern replica rises with astounding speed, but while a city can be rebuilt quickly, reconstructing a community’s heart and soul is a long, emotional journey for the survivors.
PBS Premiere: June 30, 2014
Meet Grace Lee Boggs, a Chinese American philosopher in Detroit who has been waging a revolution for 75 years. Her story unfurls to portray an evolving city and to examine the power of ideas and imagination to propel change.
Digital Premiere: Feb. 11, 2014
Noe Rueda grew up on Chicago's West Side, raised by a single mom. Noe watched his family struggle and decided to help. Noe told Alex Fernandez, his high school economics teacher, about launching his first business venture.
PBS Premiere: Sept. 27, 2011
Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year in the world’s largest human migration.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 18, 2009
POV presents a one-hour collection of acclaimed documentary shorts by established and emerging filmmakers.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 18, 2009
Is nothing American sacred anymore? The largest mall in the world turns out not to be the famous Mall of America. It's the South China Mall outside of Guangzhou.
PBS Premiere: Oct. 8, 2008
Nearing completion, China's massive Three Gorges Dam is altering the landscape and the lives of people living along the fabled Yangtze River. Countless ancient villages and historic locales will be submerged, and 2 million people will lose their homes and livelihoods.
PBS Premiere: Sept. 30, 2008
What happens if you get sick and are one of 47 million Americans without health insurance?
PBS Premiere: Sept. 4, 2007
Follow the remarkable journey of three Latina immigrants working in L.A.'s garment factories and their long battle to bring a major clothing retailer to the negotiating table.
PBS Premiere: July 24, 2007
In the 1990s, at the height of the prison-building boom, a prison opened in rural America every 15 days. Prison Town, USA tells the story of Susanville, California, one small town that tries to resuscitate its economy by building a prison — with unanticipated consequences.
PBS Premiere: July 3, 2007
In April 2000, Alex White Plume and his Lakota family planted industrial hemp on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota after other crops had failed. But when federal agents raided the White Plumes' fields, the Lakota Nation was swept into a Byzantine struggle over tribal sovereignty, economic rights and common sense.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 29, 2006
The term "working poor" should be an oxymoron. For 30 million Americans, it's reality. Waging a Living chronicles the day-to-day battles of four low-wage earners.
PBS Premiere: July 13, 2004
Population growth, pollution, and scarcity are turning water into "blue gold," the oil of the 21st century.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 21, 2001
Life and Debt is an unapologetic look at the "new world order," from the point of view of Jamaican workers, farmers, government and policy officials who see the reality of globalization from the ground up.
PBS Premiere: July 24, 2001
As shown in the experiences of several women and their families, the new welfare system, with its recent controversial reforms, may make it easier to ignore rather than confront the complexities of poverty amidst plentitude.
PBS Premiere: June 19, 1998
Can a good person grow tobacco? As the cigarette war rages, small American tobacco farmers have been the often overlooked casualties. Dynamic filmmaking duo Eren McGinnis and Christine Fugate travel across Kentucky to meet the families who have been growing this crop for generations, as they face the consequences of this fuming controversy in their own backyards.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 6, 1996
A startling expose of General Motors' role in dismantling street car transportation in the 1930's and in catapulting the automobile to the center of our national culture.
PBS Premiere: July 2, 1996
The ABC Loan Co. of South Central Los Angeles, a successful black-owned pawnshop, is a unique entree to inspiring stories of economic and emotional survival.
PBS Premiere: July 25, 1995
Filmmaker Gaylen Ross takes us inside the virtually impenetrable world of diamond and precious stone trading.
PBS Premiere: July 18, 1995
Jenny Cool interviewed women in a suburban housing development outside Los Angeles, discovering a fragile lifestyle dominated by social pressures and the daily commuter grind.