• Pacific Heartbeat: New Season Explores Cultural Connection in the Pacific Islander Community

    Returning for an 11th season this April, Pacific Heartbeat will present four new feature-length documentaries that explore the importance of connection among Pacific Islanders and their communities, profiling student-led strikes for climate change in Aotearoa; the bond of a mother and son in Kawakawa; the journey to rediscover home and Samoan culture; and a look back through history and legend in Honolulu.

  • Immigrant and Refugee Stories: How Storytelling Connects Humanity in Times of Crisis

    Human migration has existed throughout history, with people choosing to leave their home in search of a better life, or fleeing for freedom and safety. Whether as an immigrant, refugee or undocumented person, sharing stories provides a way for both storytellers and listeners to understand, empathize and connect. Since 2017, Stories from the Stage has provided a platform for diverse, multicultural storytellers – including immigrants, refugees and the undocumented – to share their personal experiences with a national audience.

  • How Music Shaped 'For the Love of Rutland'

    In America ReFramed's 'For the Love of Rutland,' Stacie Griffin contends with divisive opinion and politics in her small town of Rutland, VT when Syrian refugees are welcomed into town. Musician Emily Rice, who composed the soundtrack and score for 'For the Love of Rutland,' and director and producer Jennifer Maytorena Taylor spoke with America ReFramed about how the music for the film came together and what they hope it conveys to audiences.

  • Fannie Lou Hamer: From Home to History

    Who was Fannie Lou Hamer? Growing up the Mississippi Delta, Mrs. Hamer did not become involved in activism and politics until her mid-40s. Director Joy Davenport and Executive Producers Monica Land and Selena Lauterer speak to how Fannie Lou Hamer's personal life helped shaped her story in 'Fannie Lou Hamer's America.'

  • AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange Returns for Season 14

    Season 14 of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange returns this April with five new episodes chronicling social movements and influential leaders from the African Diaspora in Liverpool, Tunisia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and more. This season, AfroPoP aims to showcase contemporary Black stories, celebrating the diversity of cultures and experiences of the diaspora around the world.

  • The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence: Community Trauma & Healing

    In an exclusive interview, community advocates share how gun violence has affected their lives and what they hope community and film can do for prevention advocacy. Tina M. McDuffie speaks with SOL Development artist Brittany Tanner; 'Heaven: Can You Hear Me?' filmmaker and lawyer Terrence L. Pitts; and co-founder of prevention organization Operation LIPSTICK (Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner City Killing) Ruth Rollins.

  • Her Story: What to Watch During Women’s History Month

    Throughout the course of history, women have always created waves, pushing boundaries to be seen and heard. During the month of March, WORLD Channel shines a light on the extraordinary icons who have paved the way for those who would follow, and the everyday women who embody immeasurable strength in smaller yet equally powerful ways. Watch films like 'For the Love of Rutland,' 'Fannie Lou Hamer's America' and 'Dear Homeland' to explore how women make change, big and small.

  • Gun Violence: Healing as a Community

    Gun violence casts a much wider net of hardship than what the public is typically exposed to; it’s a crisis that devastates entire families and communities in a single moment. The personal toll of gun violence is explored in three films which underscore the trauma that is often unheard but very much a part of the whole story: Heaven: Can You Hear Me?, When the Waters Get Deep and Circle Up.

  • Amplifying Black Voices: What to Watch During Black History Month

    The United States has only recognized Black History Month for a few decades, but Black history in America extends far beyond 1976 and the 28 days to celebrate and honor accomplishments of the Black community. This month, filmmakers bring authentic voices representing distinctive perspectives to life on screen.

  • A New Normal: Students Share Perspectives on Education During COVID

    Student co-hosts Kate Nakamura, a junior at Kaua’i High School in Hawaii, and Terry Jones Jr., a first-year college student in Alabama, talk to PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs on what their "new normal" looks like at school during the pandemic. Watch Our New Normal: How Teens Are Redefining School Life on Jan. 25 at 7p ET.