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Ethnicity & Gender

Ethnicity & Gender

POV creates, identifies and presents contemporary stories that express opinions and perspectives rarely featured in mainstream media. Our Diverse Voices Project further extends the impact of programs on minority themes and supports the work of emerging filmmakers. Our documentaries offer PBS viewers the opportunity discover the stories of people they might otherwise not come across in their daily lives. Diverse Voices has brought POV viewers such varied fare as American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawaii, Flag Wars, 90 Miles, and The Flute Player.

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A Conversation with Eve Ensler: Femicide in the Congo

A Conversation with Eve Ensler: Femicide in the Congo

Playwright and activist Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues and founder of V-Day, and activist Christine Schuler Deschryver talk about the horrors of sexual violence and its aftermath in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie): Lesson Plan

This multi-task lesson asks students to look at the DREAM Act in the context of immigration reform and also to reflect on blogging as civic engagement.

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Tea Time: Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students look at tea time rituals either from around the world or in their lives. They explore the cultural and historic origins of these traditions, along with their social value and impact.

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Out in the Night: Full Film

Out in the Night Feature Films

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.

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Getting Back to Abnormal: Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will practice listening, research and discussion skills as they analyze American race relations and issues of political representation. The investigation will use a recent New Orleans City Council election as a case study.

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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs: Full Film

American Revolutionary Feature Films

Grace Lee Boggs, 99, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer, and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be.

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Irma: Full Film

Irma Short Films

An intimate musical portrait of Irma Gonzalez, the former world champion of women's professional wrestling.

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Homegoings: Full Film

Homegoings Feature Films

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."

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