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.
Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb Vs. Gravity (#1615) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Follow the evolution of daredevil choreographer Elizabeth Streb's movement philosophy as expressed through her technique, lifestyle and challenge to assumptions about art, aging, injury, gender and human possibility. By Catherine Gund.
- KQED World: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 2:00am
- KQED World: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 8:00am
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.
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- 5:00am
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
Ovarian Psycos (#1811) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVM-L (Secondary audio: none)
Based in the heart of Los Angeles' Eastside, and building upon the legacy of the Chicano/a and civil rights movement, the irreverently named Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade are a ferocious and unapologetic group of young women of color, cycling through the barrios and boulevards of the Eastside, committed to collectively confronting racism and violence, and demanding and creating safe spaces for women.
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- 6:00am
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
A Ballerina's Tale (#1709H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
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.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 2, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
Newtown (#1812H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Newtown explores the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 first-graders and six of their educators were killed on December 14, 2012. Joining the ranks of a growing club to which no one wants to belong, the lives of several characters profoundly affected by the fallout of gun violence interconnect and propel the town toward introspection and action.
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.
Dogtown Redemption (#1718H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14
Meet street recyclers who fight to survive in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Oakland, California. Their poignant personal stories raise questions about race, class and the rights of the poor.
Seed: The Untold Story (#1813) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Follow passionate seed keepers around the world who are determined to protect humanity's 12,000-year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94 percent of seed varieties have disappeared.
The Last Laugh (#1814) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14-L (Secondary audio: none)
Hear Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Carl Reiner and other Jewish comics and thinkers discuss the provocative question of whether any topic - including the Holocaust - should be off-limits in comedy.