As the year comes to a close, we’re often brought together to usher in newness – a new year, new resolutions and a (re)new(ed) sense of purpose. In December, WORLD presents films that showcase moments, extraordinary and everyday, of leaning into one’s faith or spirituality, including the first America ReFramed experimental film. This December, enjoy the year’s end with WORLD.
GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP weaves together the complex personal histories of four adult adoptees born in South Korea with the rise of the country’s global adoption program. Raised in foreign families, each adoptee sets out on a journey to reconnect with their roots, mapping the geographies of kinship that bind them to a homeland they never knew.
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This December, WORLD celebrates family and spirituality with documentaries that keep us grounded in what matters most, including the first animated experimental film by America ReFramed, By Water, premiering 12/14.
And on Dec. 8, SEVA comes to WORLD as a YouTube exclusive, following how the Sikh community used the principle of "seva" to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
A journey into a brother's memories transform into a tool for reconciliation and healing.
The Cost of Inheritance: An American ReFramed Special will premiere on January 8, 2024 on PBS and launch on WORLD on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 15, 2024. The one-hour film traces the nation's legacy of systemic inequities to modern-day America, introducing audiences to descendants of enslaved persons and slave owners, profiling their complex intertwined histories and detailing how their quest to bridge divides galvanized them to seek reparations together.
Some families are created when people welcome children into their hearts through adoption.
How much do we know about Stories from the Stage co-hosts Theresa Okokon and Wes Hazard? In a digital exclusive, Okokon and Hazard pull back the proverbial curtain to give us insight into their connection to storytelling and how hosting the show plays a role in each of their lives.
Some people are terrified of flying yet others can't wait to take off.
In an era of racial reckoning, a George Washington mural ignites a public art debate.
Local election officials work around the clock to secure the vote and uphold US democracy.
Five female activists run for local office in a grassroots effort to take back their city.
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.