Films about ethnicity
Encore Broadcast: June 6, 2016
A moving account of four women sensationalized by the media as a "Gang of Killer Lesbians" reveals the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in our criminal justice system. A co-production of ITVS. A co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC).
PBS Premiere: Sept. 21, 2015
Alex Landau, who is African American, recalls how he nearly lost his life following a traffic stop with the Denver police. He and his mother, Patsy, who is white, remember that night and how it changed them both forever.
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: July 27, 2015
A charming and poignant look at how a seemingly mundane routine of tea and pastries has helped five Chilean women commemorate life's joys and cope with infidelity, illness and death. A co-production of ITVS International. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.Official Selection of the 2014 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.
Digital Premiere: Feb. 3, 2014
A high school jazz teacher helps kids in LA's toughest neighborhoods go to college.
PBS Premiere: Feb. 3, 2014
In American Promise, African-American parents Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson film their son and his friend, who attend one of the country’s most prestigious private schools.
PBS Premiere: Sept. 16, 2013
The World Before Her is a tale of two Indias: In one, a small-town girl competes in the Miss India pageant. In the other, a militant woman leads a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls.
PBS Premiere: June 24, 2013
Through the eyes of Harlem funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life. Homegoings paints a portrait of grieving families and a man who sends loved ones "home."
PBS Premiere: Oct. 18, 2012
When a Navajo couple uncovers a hidden link between their children's rare genetic disorder and the American government's conquest of their tribe, their lives are changed forever.
PBS Premiere: Sept. 20, 2012
Jonathan Demme's portrait of post-Katrina New Orleans tells the story of Carolyn Parker, a lifelong resident of the Lower Ninth Ward, who is fighting for the right to rebuild her home and community.
Encore Broadcast: Aug. 16, 2012
In Finland, the sauna is a national obsession - a place to come together and sweat out not only the grime of contemporary life, but also grief, hopes, joys and memories.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 9, 2012
Short is sweet as POV presents brief documentary encounters — the Academy Award-nominated The Barber of Birmingham, the Student Academy Award winner Sin País, and the return of StoryCorps.