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Race Relations

Hotel 22

by Elizabeth Lo

Premiere Date: September 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.

Traffic Stop

by Gina Kamentsky and Julie Zammarchi

Premiere Date: July 24, 2015 (Online Only)

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.

A More Perfect Union

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: June 29, 2015

Theresa Burroughs recalls her persistence to claim her right to vote during the Jim Crow era in the rural South. (2:48 minutes)

Out in the Night

by blair dorosh-walther

Premiere Date: June 22, 2015

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).

The Nature of War

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: November 10, 2014

In 2005, Specialist Justin Cliburn deployed to Iraq with the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

Getting Back to Abnormal

by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker and Peter Odabashian and Paul Stekler

Premiere Date: July 14, 2014

Election time in New Orleans: Corruption. Racism. Dancing in the streets. And one in-your-face politician trying to get re-elected. Let the good times roll. (90 minutes)

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

by Grace Lee

Premiere Date: 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. (90 minutes)

POV Short Cuts

by Various Filmmakers

Premiere Date: August 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. (60 minutes)

The Barber of Birmingham

by Gail Dolgin and Robin Fryday

Premiere Date: August 9, 2012

James Armstrong, whose Alabama barbershop has been a hub for haircuts and civil rights for 50 years, celebrates the election of the first black president.

Mugabe and the White African

by Lucy Bailey and Andrew Thompson

Premiere Date: July 26, 2011

In Zimbabwe, de facto dictator Robert Mugabe has unleashed a "land reform" program aimed at driving whites from the country through violence and intimidation. (90 minutes)

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

by Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler

Premiere Date: June 22, 2010

In this intimate biography, Kunstler's daughters seek to recover the real story of what made their late father one of the most beloved, and hated, lawyers in America. (90 minutes)

The Last Conquistador

by John J. Valadez and Cristina Ibarra

Premiere Date: July 15, 2008

Renowned sculptor John Houser has a dream: to build the world's tallest bronze equestrian statue for the city of El Paso, Texas. (60 minutes)

Revolution '67

by Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno

Premiere Date: July 10, 2007

Revolution '67 is an illuminating account of events too often relegated to footnotes in U.S. history — the black urban rebellions of the 1960s.

Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela

by Thomas Allen Harris

Premiere Date: September 19, 2006

As part of the first wave of black South African exiles, Harris's stepfather, B. Pule Leinaeng, and his 11 comrades left their home in Bloemfontein in 1960.

Street Fight

by Marshall Curry

Premiere Date: July 5, 2005

The Academy Award-nominated film covers the turbulent campaign of Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Rhodes Scholar running for mayor of Newark against a four-term incumbent. (90 minutes)

A Panther in Africa

by Aaron Matthews

Premiere Date: September 21, 2004

On October 30, 1969, Pete O'Neal, a young Black Panther in Kansas City, Missouri, was arrested for transporting a gun across state lines. One year later, O'Neal fled the charge, and for over 30 years, he has lived in Tanzania as one of the last American exiles from an era when activists considered themselves at war with the U.S. government. (90 minutes)

Every Mother's Son

by Tami Gold and Kelly Anderson

Premiere Date: August 17, 2004

In the late 1990s, three victims of police brutality made headlines around the country: Amadou Diallo, the young West African man whose killing sparked intense public protest; Anthony Baez, killed in an illegal choke-hold; and Gary (Gidone) Busch, a Hasidic Jew shot and killed outside his Brooklyn home. Every Mother's Son tells of the victims' three mothers who came together to demand justice and accountability. (60 minutes)


by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini

Premiere Date: June 22, 2004

The shocking hate-based attempted murders of two Mexican day laborers catapult a small Long Island town into national headlines, unmasking a new front line in the border wars: suburbia. (90 minutes)

Flag Wars

by Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras

Premiere Date: June 17, 2003

Flag Wars is a poignant account of the politics and pain of gentrification. Working-class black residents in Columbus, Ohio fight to hold on to their homes. Realtors and gay home-buyers see fixer-uppers. The clashes expose prejudice and self-interest on both sides, as well as the common dream to have a home to call your own. (54 minutes)

Two Towns of Jasper

by Whitney Dow and Marco Williams

Premiere Date: January 22, 2003

In 1998 James Byrd, Jr., a black man, was chained to a truck and dragged to death by three white men. Two film crews, one black and one white, document the aftermath of the murder. (112 minutes)

Brother Outsider

by Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer

Premiere Date: January 20, 2003

During his 60-year career as an activist, Rustin formulated many of the strategies that propelled the movement. But his open sexuality forced him to remain in the background. (83 minutes)


by Slawomir Gr├╝nberg and Jane Greenberg

Premiere Date: July 23, 2002

Named after a refinery now owned by Shell Oil, Norco, Louisiana, is home to two distinct communities — one black and one white. Though separated by mere blocks, their realities are worlds apart. A modern David and Goliath story, Fenceline shows how one small community and one big corporation struggle to come to terms. (54 minutes)


by Bryan Gunnar Cole

Premiere Date: July 2, 2002

In Washington State, there are 26 Indian tribes — all of them trading in fireworks. "Boomtown" follows the Suquamish tribe during fireworks season mdash; a chaotic five-week sales period — while exploring life, liberty and the politics of Indian sovereignty in America.

In the Light of Reverence

by Christopher McLeod and Malinda Maynor

Premiere Date: August 14, 2001

In the Light of Reverence is a beautifully rendered account of the struggles of the Lakota in the Black Hills, the Hopi in Arizona and the Wintu in California to protect their sacred sites. (75 minutes)


by Elizabeth Thompson

Premiere Date: July 18, 2000

Witness the testimony of Greg Withrow, once a fanatical rising star in the white supremacist movement, as he struggles with the legacy of hatred handed down across generations. (54 minutes)

Blacks and Jews

by Deborah Kaufman, Bari Scott and Alan Snitow and

Premiere Date: July 29, 1997

Why is the mere mention of Blacks and Jews in the same breath so riddled with complexity?

Jesse's Gone

by Michael Smith

Premiere Date: June 24, 1997

An excruciatingly tender look at the frayed lives of the family and friends of Jesse Rahim Hall, a promising young hip hop artist from East Oakland, California killed in a drive-by shooting.

No Loans Today

by Lisanne Skyler

Premiere Date: 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.

Passin' It On

by Peter Miller and John Valadez

Premiere Date: June 19, 1994

This film offers a bold new perspective on the Black Panther Party from the point of view of Dhoruba Bin Wahad, an eloquent party leader who served 19 years before his conviction was overturned.

Color Adjustment

by Marlon Riggs

Premiere Date: June 15, 1992

From Amos 'n' Andy to Nat King Cole, from Roots to The Cosby Show, blacks have played many roles on primetime television. Brilliantly weaving clips from classic TV shows with commentary from TV producers, black actors and scholars, Marlon Riggs blends humor, insight, and thoughtful analysis to explore the evolution of black/white relations as reflected by America's favorite addiction.

Honorable Nations

by Chana Gazit and David Steward

Premiere Date: July 2, 1991

For 99 years, the residents of Salamanca, N.Y. have rented the land under their homes for an average of $1/year form the Seneca Indians, under the terms of a lease imposed by Congress. Now, as the lease is about to expire, a century of bad business must be renegotiated. Chana Gazit and David Steward's film captures the unfolding drama as the survival of an American town and justice for the Senecas appear to be in conflict.

Green Streets

by Maria De Luca

Premiere Date: August 21, 1990

If a tree can grow in Brooklyn, can an eggplant flourish in the Bronx? Maria De Luca's Green Streets charts the spontaneous emergence of community gardens in New York City and how they've helped to nourish neighborhood pride, racial tolerance and a budding sense of hope for hundreds of enthusiastic gardeners in the urban jungle.

Days Of Waiting

by Steven Okazaki

Premiere Date: August 15, 1990

Artist Estell Peck Ishigo went with her Japanese American husband into an internment camp during World War II, one of the few Caucasians to do so. Vividly recreated from Ishigo's own memoirs, photos and paintings, Days Of Waiting reveals the shattering relocation experience from an "outsider's" perspective.