As Black History Month begins in February, WORLD Channel celebrates the stories – ones of adversity, triumphs, magic and joy – of Black Americans throughout history with films that share what it means to be Black in America – past, present and future.
When faced with adversity, it's easy to believe that the universe is conspiring against us. However, the lessons we learn last a lifetime. Linda learns the difference between curses and kindness; ToRena works to recover economically after the 2008 crash; and Marlon uses comedy to lessen the pain of war. Three storytellers, three interpretations of THROUGH THICK AND THIN, hosted by Theresa Okokon.
In Philadelphia, gun violence is the leading cause of death for young Black men. HEAVEN: CAN YOU HEAR ME? explores the impact on families through the eyes of mothers like one woman whose youngest of four sons was murdered. The film demonstrates the challenges gun violence prevention advocates confront while allowing viewers to understand the often-untold trauma and resilience of survivors.
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During Black History Month, celebrate the joy of Black Americans while reflecting on the work of community leaders throughout history. Explore Black stories and more in our monthly viewer’s guide, including streaming episodes of Eyes on the Prize.
This month, America ReFramed is all new: Season 11 begins with the history of the Mardi Gras Masking Indians of New Orleans in Big Chief, Black Hawk on 2/16, and continues with one man’s personal account of Blackness, fatherhood and reconciliation in The Death of My Two Fathers on 2/23.
Plus, watch new episodes of Stories from the Stage – Through Thick and Thin on 2/6 and Transformation on 2/27 – and join us for back-to-back live storytelling events celebrating love and honoring cancer survivors.
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Black history is American history. As we renew our collective commitment to lifting up the stories of Black movement makers and culture creators who define our world. Celebrate Black History Month with stories of leaders, artists, and everyday individuals making waves.
America ReFramed, recent winner of the 2022 IDA Documentary Awards for the feature documentary, FANNIE LOU HAMER’s AMERICA, announces four new films premiering as part of its 11th season.
Indigenous leaders protecting our natural resources in the face of the climate crisis.
Experiencing a new culture can make us feel like outsiders AND help us become more human.
A 24-year-old artist & musician in Amarillo, TX makes an unorthodox run for city council.
Your vote counts every year. Change begins within every city and town across the nation and radiates upward. WORLD Channel explores theses issues – healthcare, economy, race, immigration, housing, climate change and more – told through the lens of politics and policy and the narrative of the American people.
Climate journalists report on stories of struggle and resilience around the world.
How have Asian American communities left their mark on American culture? Presented by the Center for Asian American Media and NOVAC, The Sauce Fellowship is a new series of five short films by emerging Asian American filmmakers exploring the ways in which Asian American history, traditions and values have blended with and contributed to the diversity of the American South.
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.