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Our Mockingbird | Promo

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America Reframed
PBS


In the '80s, the desegregation of U.S. public schools peaked, but since then, schools have become even more segregated (Civil Rights Project). Our Mockingbird highlights the experiences of teens from two Birmingham, Alabama high schools -- one all black and one all white -- who collaborate on a production of the play, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Continue


Gaucho del Norte | Promo

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America Reframed
PBS


Gaucho del Norte tells the story of a Patagonian sheepherder recruited to work in Idaho. The nomadic journey follows Eraldo Pacheco and his herd of more than a thousand sheep across a lonely, rugged landscape. He faces the ups and downs of a psychologically and physically demanding job far away from family, questioning whether or not it's worth it. Continue


Brother Outsider: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
PBS


Brother Outsider filmmaker Nancy Kates and executive producer Sam Pollard describe the mark that Bayard Rustin left on America. Continue


Protests in Port-au-Prince

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this scene from the second episode of the Independent Lens documentary series A Path Appears, Nicholas Kristof and Alfre Woodard arrive in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, just as anti-government protests unfold on the streets after an election has been postponed. Continue


A Girl Named Flavian

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this scene from the third episode of the Independent Lens documentary series A Path Appears, Nicholas Kristof and Mia Farrow join Jessica Posner Odede of Shining Hope in Kibera, a notorious slum in Nairobi, Kenya, as they race to get a violently abused girl named Flavian to the hospital. They discover a disturbing revelation in her case. Continue


Battered in Atlanta

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this scene from the third episode of the Independent Lens documentary series A Path Appears, Nicholas Kristof joins the Atlanta police department to investigate a domestic violence case. The victim tells Kristof she doesn’t think it’ll happen again while blaming herself for the attack. Continue


Implicit Bias Test

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Independent Lens
PBS


This excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary American Denial looks at the “Implicit Bias Test,” which was created to test people’s unconscious bias toward words and concepts, and toward races. It is not about conscious attitudes and beliefs, as one researcher tells us in the film, but about something you yourself may not know you have. Continue


An American Dilemma

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary American Denial, we are introduced to Swedish researcher Gunnar Myrdal, who began his investigation into American values and views on equality in the 1930s. Myrdal’s unsettling study An American Dilemma was published in 1944, and the questions it raised about racial oppression still trouble us today. Continue


American Heart

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America Reframed
PBS


In Minnesota, devoted doctors in a primary care clinic meet the health care needs of refugees and immigrants wrestling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as chronic and compounded prognoses. In addition to medication, they treat their patients with spoonfuls of hope, cultural competency and compassion. Continue


Circling the House of God on Earth (The Hajj)

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Sacred Journeys
PBS


Follow American Muslims as they experience the Hajj, the traditional pilgrimage to Mecca in this video resource from PBS LearningMedia. Continue


Brother Outsider: Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony

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POV
PBS


On August 8, 2013, President Barack Obama named Bayard Rustin a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Rustin was honored for his commitment to equality and justice worldwide. This video is from whitehouse.gov. Continue


Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

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POV
PBS


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. Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin combines rare archival footage with provocative interviews to illuminate the life and work of a forgotten prophet of social change. Continue


The Cycle of Poverty in West Virginia

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this scene from the second episode of the Independent Lens documentary series A Path Appears, Jennifer Garner returns to her home state of West Virginia with Nicholas Kristof to visit rural, impoverished families. They travel with Tonya Bonecutter, a caseworker for Save the Children’s Early Steps, who explains that meth and prescription drugs plague all the families she works with. Continue


Catalina of Cartagena

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this scene from the second episode of the Independent Lens documentary series A Path Appears, Eva Longoria and Nicholas Kristof tour a slum in Cartagena, Colombia, with Catalina Escobar, founder and director of the Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar Foundation (“Juanfe”). They meet young women who are pregnant or already have several children. “She can get any girl to talk,” Longoria tells us. Continue


A Survivor’s Story

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this scene from the third episode of the Independent Lens documentary series A Path Appears, Nicholas Kristof and Regina Hall meet a woman in Atlanta now at the Women’s Resource Center, a shelter, aid, and advocacy organization for battered women. She’d escaped a cycle of abuse with a man who beat her so badly he once broke an orbital bone around her eye. Continue


Evolution of a Criminal: Juvenile Justice Quiz

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Independent Lens
PBS


Try your hand at this challenging but informative quiz on juvenile justice in the USA, in conjunction with the television premiere of Darius Clark Monroe's documentary Evolution of a Criminal. The film is about his own past transgression as a juvenile bankrobber, despite having previously been a good student. This quiz will illuminate some shocking stats about juvenile crime. Continue


People at the Margins

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary American Denial, researcher Sudhir Venkatesh talks about his own survey of African Americans entrenched in poor housing projects. One leader of a gang told him, “If you really want to know what life is like you gotta get closer, hang around with us.” This is what Gunnar Myrdal tried to do as well, in his landmark study of race in America. Continue


Gwen's Take: Selma -- Then and Now

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Washington Week
PBS


"But as retold in this film, often through the eyes of people whose names no longer ring a bell, you will be shocked by the saliency of the story." Continue


American Heart | Promo

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America Reframed
PBS


In Minnesota, devoted doctors in a primary care clinic meet the health care needs of refugees and immigrants wrestling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as chronic and compounded prognoses. In addition to medication, they treat their patients with spoonfuls of hope, cultural competency and compassion. Continue


California artist prints her activism

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Favianna Rodriguez is a visual artist and community organizer who merges her artistic practice with her political activism. Through her bold, vivid artwork, she has become a leading voice in raising awareness about immigration, women's issues, globalization and economic injustice. Continue


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