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For Ahkeem (Episode #602)

KQED World: Tue, Feb 13, 2018 -- 5:00 PM

In one of the most volatile places in the country, Daje Shelton is only 17 years old when she faces a judge. Having been suspended from her local high school for a number of petty offenses, Daje's opportunities are narrowing quickly. As a last resort to keep her out of prison the judge enrolls her the Innovative Concept Academy - a school for troubled youth. While at the academy, Daje struggles with her classes, attends funerals of friends killed around her, falls in love with a boy named Antonio and manages a complicated relationship with her mother. As she fights for her future the nearby city of Ferguson erupts into flames, family members including Antonio are incarcerated, and Daje gives birth to a baby boy, Akheem. Through the quiet, intimate account of Daje Shelton's life, For Akheem presents an unvarnished exploration of a complex web of juvenile justice, education, poverty and race in America today. The judge explains, "Either you make it with me or you don't make it at all." What choices will Daje make?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 18, 2018 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 18, 2018 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 17, 2018 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 17, 2018 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 14, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 14, 2018 -- 5:00 AM

Gentlemen of Vision (Episode #601)

KQED World: Tue, Feb 6, 2018 -- 5:00 PM

Gentlemen of Vision (GOV) follows a year in the life of coach, counselor and founder, Marlon Wharton, and his 2015-2016 class of young Black students as he strives to rewrite their future prospects. While striving for excellence in school and in step, the team is persistently challenged by the violence and poverty of the streets that surround them. Mar'Kel 'CA$H-U' White struggles between attending practice and the pull of the local street gangs. When he becomes entangled with the law, a GOV coach, who is also a police officer, intervenes on his behalf. Saved by this once-in-a-lifetime chance encounter by a caring mentor, the team roots for CA$H-U but they can't help but wonder which influence is greater in his life -- the streets or the GOV brotherhood? Darian 'Prodigy' Brooks who comes from a difficult family dynamic due to his mother's alcoholism faces a precarious health condition. And, Cameron 'Tin Man' Johnson, one of the main leaders of the group, sets an example of good behavior, and motivation for his teammates. The precise and rhythmic movement in step, a dance and movement form rooted in African American history, requires a lot of discipline, passion and practice. Coach Wharton challenges them to make step a priority while, at the same time, expecting excellence from his students in conduct and academics, too. On and off the stage, the film depicts a brotherhood of young men as they support each other and chase their ultimate dreams: to maintain their position as national step champions and to be accepted into college -- an opportunity that could change the course of their lives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 11, 2018 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 11, 2018 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 10, 2018 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 10, 2018 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 7, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 7, 2018 -- 5:00 AM

A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone (Episode #501)

KQED World: Sat, Feb 3, 2018 -- 7:00 PM

Long before Black Lives Matter became a rallying cry, Edythe Boone embodied that truth as an activist, an educator, a great-grandmother, and foremost an artist. When a deeply personal tragedy ignites a national outcry, everything that Edy has worked so tirelessly for comes into question. From humble Harlem beginnings herself, the indefatigable "Edy" has for decades introduced underserved youth and seniors to the transformative power of art. Having helped her students use mural making to grapple with the disproportional shootings of young black men, the issue hits home when her nephew Eric Garner dies in police custody, his last words: "I can't breathe." The tragedy evokes the powerful and deep questions that many artists and activists face: has her nearly eight decades of social justice work meant something? Has it been worth the sacrifice? Can building multicultural bridges through art bring about positive change? Edy's reaction shows the depth of her clear-eyed, compassionate commitment to building a just and peaceful community. A New Color illuminates the social issues of our time and shows how the work of one woman reverberates throughout a community to inspire a powerful chorus: "Our lives matter and we will not be disempowered by those who judge us for our age, gender, or the color of their skin."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 4, 2018 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 4, 2018 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 3, 2018 -- 11:00 PM
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