A Question of Color
A Short Wait Between Trains
It is 1945, the end of World War II is near and four African-American combat soldiers return home from the carnage in Europe. The men are battle-scarred, proud, decorated and very happy to leave the fighting behind. When they stop to switch trains at a station in rural Georgia, an unexpected encounter leads to a tense confrontation. For these men, the war is over but other battles have just begun.
Length: 25 minutes
Children of the Struggle
When a prominent Los Angeles attorney receives a letter from a dying man in Alabama, he embarks on a journey to discover the truth about this mysterious gentleman's connection to the mother the attorney never knew - a woman who risked everything to stand up for the rights of a friend. The film is a powerful story of friendship, love, family and sacrifice set against the turbulent times of 1964's Freedom Summer. First-time director John Benitz delivers a beautifully crafted and highly provocative tale that packs a punch.
Length: 31 minutes
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.