This Emmy award-winning series is like an independent film festival in your living room. Each episode introduces new documentaries and dramas made by independent thinkers: filmmakers who are taking creative risks, calling their own shots and finding untold stories in unexpected places.
How to Survive A Plague (#1507H) Duration: 1:26:16 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
This film is the story of two grassroots coalitions -- ACT UP and Treatment Action Group -- made up of innovative activists, many of them HIV-positive, who fought to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
Playwright: from Page to Stage (#1505H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
The lives of two young playwrights -- one, an African American from Miami's inner city; the other, an Indian American from Cleveland -- are brought together inextricably in the process of creating a new language for the stage.
The New Black (#1521) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, this film takes viewers into the pews, onto the streets, and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue.
Limited Partnership (#1617) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)
Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.
- KQED World: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me
Kumu Hina (#1614H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe, as she herself searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man.
TRAPPED (#1719H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG
Go inside the contentious issue of abortion rights through the story of health care providers and others in Texas, Mississippi and Alabama who are fighting against controversial new TRAP laws that are closing clinics.
East of Salinas (#1704) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
East of Salinas is a story about immigration, childhood, and circumstance. With little support at home, Salinas, California third grader Jose Ansaldo often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, once a migrant farm kid himself. Oscar helps Jose imagine a future beyond the lettuce fields where his parents work. But Jose was born in Mexico - and he's on the cusp of understanding the implications of that. As we watch this play out, we begin to understand the cruelty of circumstance - for Jose and many millions of migrant kids like him. East of Salinas asks: What is lost when kids like Jose are denied opportunities?
(T)ERROR (#1710) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Watch a covert terrorism sting unfold as a longtime counterterrorism informant takes on what he swears is his last job for the FBI and invites filmmakers to follow efforts to befriend a suspected jihadist, without informing his superiors.
- KQED World: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
The Waiting Room/Let Me Down Easy (#1419H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Highland Hospital, a vital part of the city of Oakland, California and the surrounding county, is stretched to the breaking point. It is the primary care facility for 250,000 patients of nearly every nationality, race, and religion, with 250 patients crowding its emergency room every day. This remarkably diverse population -- and the hospital staff charged with caring for them -- is battling its way through seismic shifts in the nation's healthcare system, while weathering the storm of a national recession.
- KQED World: Sun, Jul 10, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
Wilhemina's War (#1711) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)
A Southern grandmother struggles to help her family through the scourge of HIV, but may be unable to save those she loves. AIDS is one of the leading causes of death for black women in the rural south, where living with HIV is a grim reality.
Evolution of a Criminal (#1607) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Join filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe as he returns to the scene of the crime to explore what led him to rob a bank as a teenager in Texas, through interviews with family, friends and mentors. Executive produced by Spike Lee.
- KQED World: Sat, Jul 16, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
The Great Invisible (#1613) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Explore the stories behind the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill, from fallout to aftermath, and its continuing effects on a region dependent on nature. The film includes unprecedented access to footage from the oil rig before the spill. By Margaret Brown.
- KQED World: Sat, Jul 16, 2016 -- 6:30am Remind me
The State of Arizona (#1510) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
This film captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona's headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration.
1971 (#1616H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
A group of ordinary citizens broke into a small FBI office in Pennsylvania in 1971 and shared with the world their findings on COINTELPRO, the FBI's illegal surveillance program. Now, they tell their story publicly for the first time.
The Homestretch (#1612) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Follow three smart and ambitious Chicago teens who brave frigid winters, high school pressures and homelessness as they fight to stay in school, graduate and build a future. By Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly.