Standing Silent Nation filmmakers Suree Towfighnia and Courtney Hermann set out to make a film about industrial hemp before they met the White Plume Family. The plight of the White Plumes and their compelling court case became the subject of the final version of the film, but this additional clip, from an early trailer of Standing Silent Nation, offers a history of hemp production in America.
A Native American family plants industrial hemp on the Pine Ridge Reservation. But when federal agents raided their fields, they were swept into a Byzantine struggle over tribal sovereignty, economic rights and common sense.
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.
In this 2010 interview, the Nobel Peace Prize winner talked with the Good Fortune filmmakers about the Green Belt Movement and what makes for effective aid in impoverished areas. Wangari passed away on Sunday at the age of 71.
In this deleted scene from Last Train Home, migrant workers waiting at China's Guangzhou train station express their frustrations and disappointments with factory life and traveling home for the New Year.
The voices of many undocumented youth who feel at home but also isolated and alone in the United States often go unheard. Meet Melissa, a young undocumented woman confronting trauma through self-expression and dance.