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.
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?
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 1:00am
Best of Enemies (#1801) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
Legendary nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, defined a new era of public discourse in the media, the moment TV's political ambition shifted from narrative to spectacle.
Las Marthas (#1512H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
The annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is unlike any other in the country -- its 94 percent Latino debutantes and their attendants all dress as Martha Washington or other patriotic figures from America's colonial period.
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: Mon, Oct 17, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me
Kumu Hina (#1614) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
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.
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.