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.
The Trials of Muhammad Ali (#1516H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: DVI)
This film covers Muhammad Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. It explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.
A Ballerina's Tale (#1709) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Explore the rise of Misty Copeland, who made history as the first African-American female principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theater. Get an intimate look at this groundbreaking dancer during a crucial period in her life.
Spies of Mississippi (#1511) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)
This film tells the story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation during the 1950s and '60s. Granted broad powers, this commission investigated citizens and organizations in attempts to derail the civil rights movement.
The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights (#1408) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: none)
Whitney M. Young Jr. was one of the most celebrated -- and controversial -- leaders of the civil rights era. This documentary follows his journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. Unique among black leaders, he took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents. Young had the difficult tasks of calming the fears of white allies, relieving the doubts of fellow civil rights leaders and responding to attacks from the militant Black Power movement.
No Mas Bebes (No More Babies) (#1707H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
No More Babies investigates the history of Mexican-American women who were coercively sterilized at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and 1970s. Many of the mothers spoke no English, and were pushed into tubal ligations in the late stages of labor - often based on little more than the question "More babies?" The program follows a group of mothers, young Chicana lawyers, and a whistle-blowing doctor who stood up to powerful institutions in the name of justice.
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(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.
Through a Lens Darkly (#1608) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: none)
This is the story of the pioneering African-American photographers - men and women, celebrated and anonymous - who have recorded the lives and aspirations of generations, from slavery to the present. By Thomas Allen Harris.
Wilhemina's War (#1711H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L
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.
Brothers Hypnotic (#1515) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
The brotherhood of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is literal. Not always willing subjects of a utopian family experiment, the eight boys were forged into a band as children by their father, Chicago jazz maverick Phil Cohran. Now as young men, making their way on the streets of New York and in the music business, with stardom on the horizon, they must test their father's ideals against their own brotherly vision.
An Honest Liar (#1712) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)
Meet James "The Amazing" Randi, the famed magician and self-proclaimed "honest liar" who dedicated his life to exposing frauds. But when dealing with a master deceiver, the truth can be hard to find.