This September, WORLD observes HBCU Week, Hispanic Heritage Month and steps into Election 2024 with the first of three new feature films that take a look at American democracy at the local level: Running with My Girls.
FIVE YEARS NORTH is the story of America's immigration system through the eyes of Luis and Judy. Luis is an undocumented Guatemalan boy who arrives alone in New York City with little support and many responsibilities. Judy is a veteran ICE agent with Cuban American and Puerto Rican roots, who must weigh the human cost of her work against the future her family would face without her paycheck.
Tired of watching local government ignore their communities’ interests, five diverse female activists run for municipal office in Denver - one of the U.S.’s fastest gentrifying cities. A story about an engaged community outrunning the deep pockets of the political establishment, RUNNING WITH MY GIRLS demonstrates that building a new kind of political power is not just aspirational but possible.
FEATURES & HIGHLIGHTS
This September, join WORLD in celebrating the communities, activists and leaders who make up a vibrant America.
On Sundays starting 9/3, join HBCU Week on WORLD by watching three films from Maryland Public Television following the students, educators, traditions and legacies of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Then, find Latinx and Hispanic stories of culture and self-expression in our collection of films as Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off on 9/15.
And take a step into the 2024 election season with a slate of new democracy stories beginning with the premiere of Running with My Girls, following the political campaigns of five women in Denver, on 9/14.
From DACA students fighting to continue their education to the reelection campaign for Rhode Island city councilwoman Carmen Castillo, WORLD Channel is committed to bringing the diverse faces and voices of the Latinx community front and center.
Five female activists run for local office in a grassroots effort to take back their city.
As institutions and organizations across the country recognize the historical and cultural significance of HBUCs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) during nationally-recognized HBCU Week programs, WORLD presents Maryland Public Television (MPT)’s HBCU Week programming initiative with films following the athletics, music and legacies of HBCUs.
Exploring the often-contradictory role played by Black soldiers in American history.
In partnership with Count Me In, the Broad Institute’s cancer research initiative, the stories as told in two new episodes, Living with Cancer and Beyond Cancer, explore the wide range of experiences an individual goes through when diagnosed with cancer.
Peacemakers call for an end to a war that has divided the Korean peninsula and its people.
Exploring the personal stories of people affected by gun violence in Chicago.
Powerful cleric Khadim Rizvi has one mission: to preserve Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.
Brings to life compelling stories illuminating the contours of our ever-changing country.
DOC WORLD brings international documentaries from around the globe to a US audience.
Local, USA features fascinating stories of diverse people, curated around a single theme.
Sharing extraordinary tales of what it means to be human.