Good Fortune profiles two development projects that are at odds with the communities they are striving to help. But which development efforts have a positive impact and how can we support them? The filmmakers sat down with Amartya Sen, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work in welfare economics. Sen talks about how we can all work to make each others' lives better, and focuses specifically on the organization FXB International, which empowers children affected by AIDS in impoverished communities by strengthening families and communities.
For the last 20 years, civil war has raged in Sudan, killing and displacing millions. Two young refugees, Peter and Santino, lost their families and set out to make new lives for themselves in America.
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.
On September 13, 2010, the New York Times Community Affairs department and POV presented a panel discussion on the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, and the Times. The conversation featured Daniel Ellsberg, former New York Times executive editor Max Frankel, New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak and New York Times managing editor Jill Abramson.
With rare access inside Pelican Bay State Prison, we hear inmates' experiences of living in long term solitary confinement. This short documentary offers a visceral snapshot of the day-in-the-life inside one of the most notorious supermax prisons in the U.S.