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.
My Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did (#1715H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14
Meet the sons of two Nazi war criminals who jointly were responsible for thousands of deaths. Through frank interviews, the men reflect on their fathers' character and crimes and on the price of forgiveness.
Powerless (#1604H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
In Kanpur, India, a city with 15-hour power outages, a nimble young electrician provides Robin Hood-style services to the poor. Meanwhile, the first female chief of the electricity utility company is on a mission to dismantle the illegal connections, for good. By Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa.
- KQED World: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Peace Officer (#1716H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14-V
Meet Dub Lawrence, a crusading former sheriff whose investigations highlight the increasingly militarized state of American police. He established Utah's first SWAT team, only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff.
The Armor of Light (#1717H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG
Meet two Christians - an Evangelical anti-abortion activist and an African-American mother whose son was murdered - who find common ground in the fight against the rising tide of gun violence.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (#1506) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered the world's greatest sushi chef, is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearance, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a 3-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers from around the globe make pilgrimages. "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" is a meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection.
In Football We Trust (#1708) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Explore the story behind the Polynesian pipeline to the NFL through the lives of high school players in Utah. As they enter the high-stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports, they still struggle with gang violence and poverty.
India's Daughter (#1702) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVM (Secondary audio: none)
Learn how the harrowing rape and murder of a promising 23-year-old female medical student in Delhi sparked an international movement for change in this news-making film that was banned in India.
- KQED World: Mon, May 16, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me
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.
Brakeless (#1603) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
On April 25, 2005, a West Japan Railway (West JR) commuter train crashed into an apartment building and killed 107 people. Afterward, an official report concluded the cause of the accident was over-speeding when the train's driver tried to make up an 80-second delay. What made the train's driver risk so many lives for an 80-second delay? "Brakeless" looks at Japanese society and asks if it is bound to the pursuit of efficiency at all costs. Have the national virtues of punctuality and loyalty to protocol become societal impediments and even dangers to the people of Japan? By Kyoko Miyake.
Spies of Mississippi (#1511H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
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.