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The Look of Silence Feature Film
by Joshua Oppenheimer
PBS Premiere: June 27, 2016
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In this Oscar®-nominated film, winner of more than 70 awards, an optometrist identifies the men who killed his brother in the horrific 1965 Indonesian genocide. He confronts them while testing their eyesight and demands they accept responsibility. Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Critics Prize and Human Rights Award, 2014 Venice Film Festival.
Whiteness Project Digital Project
by Whitney Dow
Digital Premiere: April 14, 2016
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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.
by Julie Zammarchi
Digital Premiere: April 13, 2016
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Storm Reyes found hope the day a bookmobile arrived at her migrant camp near Tacoma, Washington in the 1960's.
by Julie Zammarchi
Digital Premiere: Feb. 1, 2016
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Wendell Scott was the first African American inducted in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. His son, Frank, remembers what it took for his father to cross the finish line at racetracks throughout the South in the '60s and '70s.
by Julie Zammarchi
Digital Premiere: Oct. 11, 2015
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Patrick Haggerty remembers his father's unexpected advice to his gay son in rural Washington during the 1950s.
Hotel 22 Short Film
by Elizabeth Lo
PBS Premiere: Sept. 21, 2015
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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.
by Gina Kamentsky and Julie Zammarchi
Digital Premiere: July 24, 2015
PBS Premiere: Sept. 21, 2015
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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.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
Digital Premiere: April 30, 2015
PBS Premiere: Sept. 11, 2015
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New York City sanitation worker Angelo Bruno and his long-time partner, Eddie Nieves, talk about becoming a part of the community they served on their route.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
PBS Premiere: June 29, 2015
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Theresa Burroughs recalls her persistence to claim her right to vote during the Jim Crow era in the rural South.
The Caretaker Short Film
by Theo Rigby and Kate McLean
Digital Premiere: May 12, 2014
PBS Premiere: June 29, 2015
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The Caretaker is a portrait of two women who are outsiders in the place they call home. Haru is a 95-year-old Japanese-American migrant who was interned during World War II. Joesy is an undocumented worker from Fiji who cares for her.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
Digital Premiere: Nov. 11, 2014
PBS Premiere: June 29, 2015
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Allen Hoe tells the story of a chance encounter with a stranger who knew his son.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
Digital Premiere: Nov. 10, 2014
PBS Premiere: Nov. 11, 2014
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In August 2005, Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Iraq.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
Digital Premiere: Nov. 10, 2014
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In 2005, Specialist Justin Cliburn deployed to Iraq with the Oklahoma Army National Guard. While serving in Baghdad, Justin formed an unlikely friendship with two Iraqi boys who lived nearby. At StoryCorps, Justin speaks with his wife, Deanne, about the lasting impression the boys left on his life.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
Digital Premiere: Nov. 10, 2014
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StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative aims to bridge the gap between veterans and civilians.
20/Nothing Short Film
by Rachel Stevens and Sarah Meismer and Caitlin Hofmeister and Josef Metesh
Digital Premiere: Oct. 13, 2014
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20/Nothing follows Evan Smith, a man who lost his left eye many years ago. This experimental film takes a look at life from a different view.
The Act of Killing Feature Film
by Joshua Oppenheimer
PBS Premiere: Oct. 6, 2014
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An Oscar® nominee and the most honored documentary of 2013, this dreamlike, terrifying film asks Indonesian death-squad leaders to dramatize their roles in genocide. In a mind-bending twist, they play both themselves and their victims.
Qaanaaq Short Film
by Anrick Bregman and Nicole Paglia
Digital Premiere: Sept. 25, 2014
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At the height of the Cold War, sixty-five indigenous Greenlandic families were forcibly relocated from their homes to make way for an American military base. More than fifty years later in Qaanaaq, the town created 100 kilometers away, filmmaker Nicole Paglia talks to some of the people who remember their old village, the homes and the traditional lifestyle they were forced to abandon.
by Christopher Allen
Digital Premiere: Sept. 22, 2014
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In the late 1950s, Marta's mother found refuge for her family in Williamsburg after leaving her village in Puerto Rico and enduring homelessness and hunger elsewhere in New York. When Marta became a single mother, she fought hard to stay in Los Sures. Now struggling to afford the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, Marta must decide whether to stay or go. 89 Steps is an interactive experience that visits Los Sures. As the viewer explores, Marta's voiceover reacts, providing guidance, descriptions and anecdotes. The project offers a deeper understanding of the pressures and incentives that force individuals to give up their homes and longstanding communities.
Immigrant Nation Digital Project
by Theo Rigby
Digital Premiere: Sept. 15, 2014
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Immigrant Nation is a new interactive storytelling project designed to document the United States' diverse immigrant narratives and experiences and share them with the world.
The Most Northern Place Digital Project
by Anrick Bregman and Nicole Paglia
Digital Premiere: Sept. 15, 2014
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The Most Northern Place tells of a clash of cultures and a conflict about territory during the run‐up to the Cold War, which led to the forced relocation of the Inuit population native to the town of Thule by the U.S. Army, circa 1953.
Fukushima Digital Project
by Jake Price
Digital Premiere: Sept. 15, 2014
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Faced with an invisible stain that embeds itself into the essence of life, a small group of Fukushima survivors refuse to relinquish the land they love. The Invisible Season creates a nonlinear stream of consciousness resulting in a chronicle of, and testament to, Fukushima residents' humanity in the face of unspeakable odds..
Empire Digital Project
by Kel O'Neill and Eline Jongsma
Digital Premiere: Sept. 15, 2014
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Eline Jongsma and Kel O'Neill's acclaimed documentary project Empire is an investigation into the aftershocks of the first global capitalist endeavor.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
PBS Premiere: July 21, 2014
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Bryan Wilmoth and his seven younger siblings were raised in a strict, religious home. In this StoryCorps Animated Short, he talks to his brother Mike about reconnecting years after their dad kicked Bryan out for being gay.
by Sara Mott
Digital Premiere: May 12, 2014
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An intimate portrait of two men born worlds apart but connected by their dreams of a better life.
The Whistle Short Film
by Grzegorz Zariczny
Digital Premiere: April 7, 2014
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The Whistle follows Marcin, a soccer referee in small-town Poland who faces angry players, managers and fans as he yearns for a better job and a better life.
Irma Short Film
by Charles Fairbanks
Digital Premiere: April 7, 2014
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Irma is an intimate musical portrait of Irma Gonzalez, the former world champion of women's professional wrestling.
Good Soil Short Film
by Sebastian Lemke and Benjamin Leers and Pablo Ben Yakov and Roland Scheliga and Christoph Ortmann
Digital Premiere: March 12, 2014
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The Meier brothers' nursery faces the edge of the Garzweiler II coal pit. Every day the digger comes closer. A grey and lonesome world—except for one hidden place.
Paraíso Short Film
by Nadav Kurtz
Digital Premiere: March 5, 2014
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Three immigrant window cleaners risk their lives every day rappelling down some of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers. Paraíso reveals the danger of their job and what they see on the way down.
by Stewart Copeland
Digital Premiere: March 5, 2014
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In 1968 Roger Smith ate a peach during a break from work and carved the pit into a pig.
Wood Short Film
by David Fenster
Digital Premiere: March 5, 2014
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Wood follows the journey of timber from the forest through the sawmill and presents a portrait of the working men we find along the way.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
Digital Premiere: Feb. 11, 2014
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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.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
Digital Premiere: Feb. 11, 2014
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In New York, 73-year-old Jackie Miller talks to her adopted son, Scott, about her early life, shedding new light on his adoption.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
PBS Premiere: Nov. 28, 2013
Digital Premiere: Feb. 11, 2014
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Eddie Lanier struggled with alcoholism for over 40 years, until his 28th stint in rehab finally led to sobriety.
by Annelise Wunderlich and Richard O'Connell
Digital Premiere: Feb. 3, 2014
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In San Francisco County Jail, Five Keys Charter School is trying to reduce recidivism rates by giving inmates a chance to earn a high school diploma.
The Jazz Ticket Short Film
by Rob King and Noel True
Digital Premiere: Feb. 3, 2014
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A high school jazz teacher helps kids in LA's toughest neighborhoods go to college.
Teaching Fatherhood Short Film
by Jessica Sherry
Digital Premiere: Feb. 3, 2014
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In Milwaukee, Delvyn Crawford teaches men how to be responsible fathers in a community where two out of three children are raised by single parents.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
PBS Premiere: Nov. 28, 2013
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Celebrate the transformative power of listening with this animated special from the oral history project StoryCorps, which captures intimate conversations among everyday people.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
Digital Premiere: Nov. 1, 2013
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Gweneviere Mann talks to her boyfriend Yasir Salem about losing her short term memory.
xoxosms Short Film
by Nancy Schwartzman
PBS Premiere: July 15, 2013
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The modern-day love story of a guy from small-town Illinois who reaches out to a beautiful New York City art student from Korea. They meet in the only place that such different people might ever find each other— online.
Grounded By Reality Short Film
by Elizabeth Strickler and Phoebe Brown
Digital Premiere: April 30, 2013
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A glimpse into an artist's everyday struggles and her fierce determination to be seen as a whole and vital person through her art making.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
Digital Premiere: Nov. 15, 2012
PBS Premiere: March 24, 2013
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Nicholas Petron remembers family dinners at his grandfather's place and how everything changed when the city made new plans for their neighborhood.
Sound of Vision Short Film
by Dongnan Chen and Julia Doran and Loretta van der Horst and Konstantin Syomin and Joseph Vele
Digital Premiere: Sept. 13, 2012
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Frank Senior spends his waking and dream-swaddled hours confronting the hurdles, and embracing the beauty, of the city he will never see.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
PBS Premiere: Aug. 9, 2012
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Carl McNair tells the story of his brother Ronald, an African-American kid in the 1950s who set his sights on the stars.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
PBS Premiere: Aug. 9, 2012
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The new kid at school becomes a hero when his teachers cannot find a way to anglicize his name.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
PBS Premiere: Aug. 9, 2012
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Sam Black talks to his wife about his father, an enduring lesson and the power of a look.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
PBS Premiere: March 24, 2012
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Rachel P. Salazar and Ruben P. Salazar were living 9,000 miles apart, unaware of each other's existence, until a stroke of luck brought them together.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
Digital Premiere: Sept. 8, 2011
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On September 11, 2001, the Vigiano brothers responded to the call from the World Trade Center, and both were killed while saving others. Their father remembers them and copes with his loss.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
Digital Premiere: Sept. 7, 2011
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From the moment Richard Pecorella met Karen Juday, he knew she was the one. They were inseparable until Sept. 11, 2001, the day that two planes attacked the World Trade Center towers.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
Digital Premiere: Sept. 6, 2011
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On the morning of September 11, 2001, Michael Trinidad called his ex-wife, Monique Ferrer, from the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center's North Tower to say goodbye.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
Digital Premiere: Sept. 6, 2011
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In this special collection of shorts from the Peabody Award-winning StoryCorps, family and loved ones remember the people they lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
PBS Premiere: Aug. 23, 2011
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A grandmother who shared her entertaining life stories with StoryCorps is remembered by her son and granddaughter.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
PBS Premiere: Aug. 23, 2011
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Cousins James Ransom and Cherie Johnson recall their inimitable Sunday school teacher, Miss Lizzie Devine.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
PBS Premiere: Sept. 7, 2010
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Studs Terkel talks about what has been lost in modern life and where he sees hope for our future.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
PBS Premiere: Sept. 7, 2010
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The daughter of two Mexican immigrants reveals how much she saw of her parents' lives as a child — and the inspiration she drew from their struggles.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
PBS Premiere: Aug. 31, 2010
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Joseph Robertson was an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II, and he fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
PBS Premiere: Aug. 24, 2010
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This four-minute animated short from the producers of StoryCorps features Joshua Littman, a 12-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome, interviewing his mother, Sarah.
StoryCorps Shorts Short Film
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch and Gina Kamentsky and Julie Zammarchi
PBS Premiere: Aug. 17, 2010
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Since 2010, POV and StoryCorps have brought over 30 animated shorts to PBS and online audiences. Founded by Dave Isay, StoryCorps records and preserves the voices of everyday people, one conversation at a time.
by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch
PBS Premiere: Aug. 17, 2010
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In an intimate and heartbreaking glimpse into a marriage, this animated short witnesses true love as it braves the finality of loss.
by Gemma Cubero and Celeste Carrasco
PBS Premiere: Sept. 1, 2009
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Two women matadors in Spain have a passion for bullfighting and are determined to pursue their dreams. What is it like for women to enter into this male-dominated arena?
34x25x36 Short Film
by Jesse Epstein
PBS Premiere: Aug. 18, 2009
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Go behind the scenes at the Patina V Mannequin Factory in City of Industry, Calif., of the artistry, craft and marketing that go into creating "the ideal woman of the moment" — in plastic.
Nutkin's Last Stand Short Film
by Nicholas Berger
PBS Premiere: Aug. 18, 2009
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Immortalized in Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, the red is the island nation's only native species of squirrel. But it is being driven to extinction by the invading greys.
Lost Boys of Sudan Feature Film
by Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk
PBS Premiere: Sept. 28, 2004
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Follow two young refugees from the Dinka tribe, Peter and Santino, through their first year in America. Nearly 4,000 'lost boys' have emigrated to the United States.
Love & Diane Feature Film
by Jennifer Dworkin
PBS Premiere: April 21, 2004
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Love & Diane is a frank and astonishingly intimate real-life drama of a mother and daughter desperate for love and forgiveness, but caught in a devastating cycle. During the 1980s, a crack cocaine epidemic ravaged and impoverished many inner city neighborhoods. As parents like Diane succumbed to addiction, a generation of children like Love entered the foster care system. Shot over ten years, the film centers on Love and Diane after the family is reunited and is struggling to reconnect.
Georgie Girl Feature Film
by Annie Goldson and Peter Wells
PBS Premiere: June 20, 2003
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What are the chances that a former prostitute could be elected a Member of the Parliament of New Zealand by a conservative, rural district? What if that person was also transgender? The odds may seem daunting, but Georgina Beyer did it.
Brother Outsider Feature Film
by Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer
PBS Premiere: Jan. 20, 2003
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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.
A Healthy Baby Girl Feature Film
by Judith Helfand
PBS Premiere: June 17, 1997
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Battling personal grief, corporate power, and her mother's guilt, Helfand turns the camera on herself and her family to document her battle with DES-related cancer.