From a man nearly destroyed by crime, drugs, and poverty to an admired media icon, Petey Greene defied labeling. With his patois of street talk, Bible citations, rhyming rap, and quotes from his grandmother, he was America’s original shock-jock.
Power Paths follows a grassroots coalition of Native Americans and environmental groups determined to transform their reservation’s economy to green energy, preserving their land for future generations.
It’s a civil war that’s lasted 40 years. Passed down from son to son. Fought eye for an eye. More than 15,000 dead and counting, while the world stands by. Welcome to South Central Los Angeles.
Iranian American filmmaker Marjan Tehrani chronicles her brother's return to Iran as he travels with his American wife to have a traditional Persian wedding and explore his lost heritage.
The first Mardi Gras in America was held in Mobile, Alabama in 1703. Three hundred and five years later, the city’s annual Carnival is split down the middle, with separate but not quite equal celebrations — one for whites and one for blacks.
Tulia, Texas is the story of a small town’s search for justice and the price Americans pay for the nation’s war on drugs.
The journey of three teens from the Swinomish Indian Tribe who make a film about the threat from two local oil refineries to understand themselves, their history, and the environmental threat to their people.
Writ Writer tells the story of an indigent and under-educated Mexican American sentenced to prison in 1961, and his extraordinary legal battle against the violence and abuse of prisoners’ rights in the Texas prison system.
Filmmaker Socheata Poeuv grew up in the United States never knowing that her family had survived the Khmer Rouge genocide. In New Year Baby, she embarks on a journey to Cambodia in search of the truth about her family's past.
Follow the journey of legendary teacher Robert Cazimero and the only all-male hula school in Hawaii as they celebrate their 30th anniversary and prepare to compete at the world’s largest hula festival.
In 2005, the remarkable dancer Jock Soto retired from the New York City Ballet at age 40, after a 24-year career. His journey as an openly gay man of Navajo and Puerto Rican descent provides a rare glimpse into the life of a dancer and the disparate influences that shaped him.
Compañeras profiles America’s first all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, founded in 1994.
From the 1860s to the 1920s, towns across the U.S. violently expelled African American residents. Today, these communities remain virtually all white. Banished exposes the hidden history of racial cleansing in America.
Following pageant contestants in their quest for the Miss Navajo Nation crown, and featuring personal stories of recent winners, Miss Navajo is a unique celebration of womanhood.
Following two families who stand firm for their controversial and misunderstood Christian faith, Knocking reveals how Jehovah's Witnesses have helped shape history beyond the doorstep, showing how they have impacted society in surprising ways.