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  • The Sauce: 5 Films of Asian American Diversity in the American South

    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.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month & Beyond: Celebrating Latinx Diversity & Community Strength

    This September, WORLD Channel will feature robust stories for Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month showcasing diverse people, cultures and circumstances and acknowledging all identities that enrich the Hispanic and Latinx communities. Also this month, we honor the many lost but never forgotten on September 11, 2001 and explore inequities in the mental healthcare industry and the authentic conversations about race in America. Watch along with us and reflect on how, through our similarities and despite our differences, we can all come together and celebrate what makes us proud to share a home.

  • Russia's War on Ukraine: Documentaries to Watch

    Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy have been embroiled in a military and political offensive, the results of which have rippled around the globe. But the conflict between Russia and Ukraine extends far beyond their shared border. As war carries on in eastern Europe, American journalism aims to make sense of human rights violations and political strife across the world. Stream films that shed light on the motivations behind's Putin's operations and Zelenskyy's response.

  • Stories from the Stage: The Podcast – True Stories to Take on the Go

    Hosted by Liz Cheng and Patricia Alvarado Núñez, Stories from the Stage: The Podcast presents the stories and storytellers, at once inspiring and relatable, in a whole new way for fans of the show and new listeners alike. Listen to our collection of short, true stories that take you inside the mind and heart of people from all walks of life with new episodes on Mondays.

  • Community Connections: What to Watch on WORLD in August

    Through storytelling, we can all find common ground. New this month, Stories from the Stage: The Podcast offers fresh episodes of inspiring stories about finding your one and only, feeling out of place and more, and more films showcase the diversity of our world and how connection and empathy move us forward. Watch, listen and learn from films and stories that work to make a difference and find the commonalities we all share.

  • 13 WORLD Channel Films to Stream on Amazon Prime Video

    Did you know WORLD Channel films are also streaming on Amazon Prime Video? Subscribe to the PBS Documentaries channel on Prime Video to watch films exploring themes like voting rights, healthcare, immigration and more.

  • Mental Health & the Power of Vulnerability: 'Any Given Day' Filmmaker Margaret Byrne

    In the America ReFramed film 'Any Given Day,' three Chicago residents participate in a mental health court probation program while struggling with mental illness. As Daniel, Angela and Dimita weather the ups and downs of treatment and reintegration, filmmaker Margaret Byrne follows their stories with an intimacy and compassion borne of her own understanding. While presenting the stories of her three subjects, Byrne also opens up about her own mental health journey. Byrne spoke with WORLD Channel about the choices she made as both a filmmaker and subject while making 'Any Given Day,' and how, ultimately, connection and openness is the way forward through mental health struggles.

  • 'Afghanistan: The Wounded Land' Explores the Decades-Long War for Peace

    Since October 2001, the United States government has held major influence on Afghanistan, but the country has been in flux, fighting for sovereignty decades prior to American interest and interference. Through a series of four films narrated by "The Kite Runner" author Khaled Hosseini, Afghanistan: The Wounded Land creates an opportunity to learn about Afghanistan’s history, understand the struggles of others who are not unlike ourselves, and build a more peaceful and prosperous global future.

  • Fighting for Mental Health Awareness & Democracy: What to Watch in July

    Among the countless systemic issues in the United States exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health and well-being have been at the top of the list. And with that, the glaring lack of awareness and resources has shifted into focus for Americans. While initiatives are being created across the country to address current conditions and help those who are struggling, the U.S. continues to face a crisis that disproportionately affects communities of color, LGBTQIA+ youth and other underrepresented voices. During BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month this July, WORLD Channel showcases the many stories of mental health as captured in eye-opening films such as Any Given Day and the two-part Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness. Also this month, WORLD turns its attention to democracy and the global fight to save it. In a new four-part series, Afghanistan: The Wounded Land explores representation, equity and sovereignty through the never-ending war which has plagued the country for decades. Watch films and features this July that advocate for the fight for mental health awareness and freedom around the world while looking forward to a more open-minded, just and promising future.

  • Frances Rubio Honors Her Father's Life While Addressing Caretaking and Mental Health in 'Recording for Dodie'

    In 'Recording for Dodie,' filmmaker Frances "Frankie" Rubio (she/they) turns the camera on themself as she copes with caretaking while separated from their father, Eduardo "Dodie" Rubio, who is quarantined at a nursing facility during the pandemic. Through personal narrative and archival home video, she tells their story of father and daughter in a delicate, loving tribute to the quick-witted, kind-hearted man she grew up with. Rubio also presents a vulnerable portrait of the mental and physical toll caregivers experience day-to-day and over an extended period of time. Rubio spoke with WORLD Channel about their favorite memories of "Dodie," and how, through filmmaking, she can uphold the legacy of compassion and strength he has left behind.