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  • Asian American Pacific Islander Month Viewer's Guide

    As COVID-19 spread around the world, so did anti-Asian rhetoric. The number of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States rose by nearly 150% from 2019 to 2020 as hate crimes overall decreased by 7%. Even with the Senate's passing of the anti-Asian hate crimes bill (it must still be voted on by the House), the fight against racial injustice in America continues. During Asian American Pacific Islander Month, WORLD Channel will amplify the voices of the many in the AAPI community by sharing stories of defiance, solidarity and humanity.

  • A Viewer's Guide to EYES ON THE PRIZE

    The 1987 Oscar-nominated Eyes On The Prize documents the comprehensive history of the Civil Rights Movement in America. The landmark series is told in 14 parts through the firsthand experiences of ordinary people whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the American landscape. From the singular act of courage by of Rosa Parks to John Lewis and the hundreds of marchers from Selma to Montgomery, it’s clear that the fight to end discrimination and segregation was an arduous but necessary road traveled.

  • A Viewer's Guide to A New Season of AFROPOP

    Across five episodes, the series will captivate viewers as they travel around the globe to meet dynamic people shaping our world in exceptional ways.

  • Landmark Series 'Eyes on the Prize' Returns to Public Media Via WORLD Channel and PBS

    WORLD Channel, a national public media broadcast, online and social media platform with news and documentaries humanizing complex issues from across the globe, is teaming up with PBS to bring back Eyes on the Prize, the iconic history series on race in America. The 14-part series will begin airing Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 9 p.m. ET, on WORLD Channel, and will be available to PBS member stations nationwide beginning April 10, 2021 (check local listings). For the first time, Eyes on the Prize I, the first six episodes of the two-part series, will also be available for catch-up streaming, free and for a limited time beginning April 10th, following the broadcast on WORLD Channel on all station-branded PBS platforms, including WORLDChannel.org, PBS.org and the PBS Video app. PBS station members can also view Eyes on the Prize I via PBS Passport.

  • Filmmaker Q&A: Unraveling COVID-19 in a Documentary Featuring Frontline Doctors

    Annie Katsura Rollins is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher. Yung Chang is a writer and director. They are the filmmakers of PANDEMIC19, an award-winning documentary humanizing the frontline experience of three U.S. doctors during the first wave of COVID-19. Capturing the stories through their voices, the co-directors highlight the chaos, lay bare the heartbreak, and bring a sense of hope to viewers as we live, fight and survive together as the pandemic rages on.

  • March Films & Features: What to Watch on WORLD

    This month WORLD Channel explores films highlighting various themes that deal with race and politics, empowering women, struggles of working-class rural America, and the identity of home - a sense of belonging and community. In Lordstown, Ohio, witness a community at a crossroads: families must choose between staying and losing their only means of employment or moving away from the only home they know. Only miles away in Youngstown, a new generation of activists envision what their town could be after the steel mill industry shuts down. And a year after COVID-19 seized the nation, we re-visit three doctors who bravely fought the unknown to care for the people who needed them the most. Watch stories of women breaking through the glass ceiling and leading, a country grappling with race and a world working to recover from an ongoing pandemic.

  • Celebrating Women and Their Stories on WORLD

    In a year of the unexpected, we are surrounded by women who are persevering through one of the most difficult times for mothers, daughters and sisters. Yet they continue to make it their life's mission to open the doors for the generations to come. In March, WORLD shares the stories of women and girls who have defied social norms for the opportunity at equality with films by and about women.

  • Co-Producers of “The Area” Open Up About The Five-Year Fight Against Community Displacement

    Deborah Payne is an activist dedicated to community development on Chicago’s South Side. David Schalliol is an associate professor of sociology at St. Olaf College. The Chicago-based duo met after Schalliol read about a local demolition project in the predominantly Black neighborhood of Englewood -- Payne was one of the residents leading the fight against displacement. THE AREA weaves the story about the disproportionate harm that structural racism has done to Black communities, while illustrating the hope and promise neighbors find in one another as they fight for their homes.

  • Q&A: Meet the Filmmakers Who Documented Milwaukee's Voter Suppression Crisis

    Miela Fetaw and Brad Lichtenstein, the joint producers and directors of Metcalfe Park: Black Vote Rising, tells a story of voter suppression in Milwaukee. The film follows a mother-daughter duo who are making sure they organize their community so that the votes in their Black community count in the Presidential election.

  • 50 States, 50 Stories: What Connects Us to the State Where We Live?

    States of America started with a simple premise: What is it that connects us to the state where we live? How does this place define us? Documentary filmmaker Brad Barber set out to make one short documentary about one person in each state exploring these ideas.