Scenes From The Glittering World

55m 48s

Three Indigenous students experience the highs and lows of adolescence while attending one of the most remote high schools in the United States. Living in the uniquely beautiful but isolated Diné community within the Navajo Nation reservation, they navigate life as teenagers and dream of a glittering future.

Episodes

  • Scenes From The Glittering World: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Scenes From The Glittering World

    S23 E15 - 55m 48s

    Three Indigenous students experience the highs and lows of adolescence while attending one of the most remote high schools in the United States. Living in the uniquely beautiful but isolated Diné community within the Navajo Nation reservation, they navigate life as teenagers and dream of a glittering future.

  • When Claude Got Shot: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    When Claude Got Shot

    S23 E14 - 1h 25m

    In Milwaukee, a 15-year-old attempted to carjack law student Claude Motley and shot him in the face. Through multiple surgeries and catastrophic health care bills, the effects of gun violence upends Claude’s life. Yet he still finds himself torn between punishment for the young man and the injustice of mass incarceration for Black men and boys. Can he find mercy in his heart for his attacker?

  • Try Harder!: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Try Harder!

    S23 E13 - 1h 22m

    At Lowell High School, San Francisco's academic pressure cooker, the kids are stressed out. With a majority Asian American student body, high-achieving seniors share their dreams and anxieties about getting into a top university. But is college worth the grind?

  • AWARE: Glimpses of Consciousness: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    AWARE: Glimpses of Consciousness

    S23 E12 - 1h 25m

    What is the science behind consciousness? Six brilliant researchers from around the world—a brain scientist, a plant behaviorist, a healer, a philosophy professor, a psychedelics scientist, and a Buddhist monk—take you on a mind-blowing quest to investigate this seemingly unsolvable mystery.

  • Owned: A Tale of Two Americas: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Owned: A Tale of Two Americas

    S23 E8 - 1h 23m

    Is the "American Dream" of home ownership a false promise? While the government’s postwar housing policy created the world’s largest middle class, it also set America on two divergent paths – one of perceived wealth and the other of systematically defunded, segregated communities.

  • Home From School: The Children Of Carlisle: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Home From School: The Children Of Carlisle

    S23 E5 - 55m 18s

    "Kill the Indian in him, and save the man.” This was the guiding principle that removed thousands of Native American children and placed them in Indian boarding schools. Among the many who died at Carlisle Indian Industrial School were three Northern Arapaho boys. Now, more than a century later, tribal members journey from Wyoming to Pennsylvania to help them finally come home.

  • Duty Free: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Duty Free

    S23 E4 - 54m 30s

    75-year-old Rebecca loses the only job she's even known. She has no savings, no 401K safety net, and no employment prospects. Rebecca teams up with son Sian-Pierre to take the trip of a lifetime, one bucket list adventure at a time. Her journey uncovers the economic insecurity faced by millions of Americans.

  • Storm Lake: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Storm Lake

    S23 E3 - 1h 25m

    Does American democracy survive without the backbone of independent local journalism? Go inside The Storm Lake Times, a newspaper serving an Iowa town that has seen its fair share of changes in the 40 years since Big Agriculture came to the area. Pulitzer-winning editor Art Cullen and his family dedicate themselves to keeping the paper alive as local journalism across the country dies out.

  • Ferguson Rises: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ferguson Rises

    S23 E2 - 1h 21m

    How does a father find purpose in pain? In 2014, Michael Brown Sr.’s son was killed by white police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, an event that fueled the global Black Lives Matter movement. But his personal story seeking justice and healing has not been told until now.

Extras + Features

  • Trailer | Scenes From the Glittering World: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Scenes From the Glittering World

    S23 E15 - 30s

    Three Indigenous students experience the highs and lows of adolescence while attending one of the most remote high schools in the United States. Living in the uniquely beautiful but isolated Diné community within the Navajo Nation reservation, they navigate life as teenagers and dream of a glittering future.

  • Trailer | When Claude Got Shot: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | When Claude Got Shot

    S23 E14 - 29s

    In Milwaukee, a 15-year-old attempted to carjack law student Claude Motley and shot him in the face. Through multiple surgeries and catastrophic health care bills, the effects of gun violence upends Claude’s life. Yet he still finds himself torn between punishment for the young man and the injustice of mass incarceration for Black men and boys. Can he find mercy in his heart for his attacker?

  • Trailer | Try Harder!: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Try Harder!

    S23 E13 - 30s

    At Lowell High School, San Francisco's academic pressure cooker, the kids are stressed out. With a majority Asian American student body, high-achieving seniors share their dreams and anxieties about getting into a top university. But is college worth the grind?

  • Trailer | AWARE: Glimpses of Consciousness: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | AWARE: Glimpses of Consciousness

    S23 E12 - 30s

    What is the science behind consciousness? Six brilliant researchers from around the world—a brain scientist, a plant behaviorist, a healer, a philosophy professor, a psychedelics scientist, and a Buddhist monk—take you on a mind-blowing quest to investigate this seemingly unsolvable mystery.

  • Trailer | Writing with Fire: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Writing with Fire

    S23 E11 - 30s

    In a male-dominated media landscape, the women journalists of India's all-female Khabar Lahariya ("News Wave") newspaper risk it all, including their own safety, to cover the country's political, social, and local news from a women-powered perspective. From underground network to independent media empire, they defy the odds to redefine power. Nominated for an Academy Award.

  • Trailer | Apart: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Apart

    S23 E10 - 30s

    Since the beginning of the War on Drugs, the number of women in U.S. prisons has grown drastically. The majority are mothers.

    Three unforgettable formerly incarcerated mothers, jailed for drug-related charges, fight to overcome alienation—and a society that labels them "felons"—to readjust to life with their families.

  • Trailer | Bulletproof: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Bulletproof

    S23 E9 - 30s

    What is the cost of feeling safe? In an era of mass shootings, lockdown drills and teacher firearms training are as much a part of life as homecoming dances and basketball practice. Take a provocative look at fear, violence, and what Americans will do to feel safe in schools.

  • Trailer | Owned: A Tale of Two Americas: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Owned: A Tale of Two Americas

    S23 E8 - 30s

    Is the "American Dream" of home ownership a false promise? While the government’s postwar housing policy created the world’s largest middle class, it also set America on two divergent paths – one of perceived wealth and the other of systematically defunded, segregated communities.

  • Trailer |Missing in Brooks County: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer |Missing in Brooks County

    S23 E7 - 30s

    Migrants go missing in rural South Texas more than anywhere else in the U.S. For many families whose loved ones have disappeared after crossing the Mexico border, activist detective Eddie Canales is their last hope. Unlock the mysteries and confront the agonizing facts of life and death in Brooks County, 80 miles north of the border.

  • Trailer | A Reckoning in Boston: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | A Reckoning in Boston

    S23 E6 - 30s

    What happens when you discover that your assumptions are flawed? A white filmmaker starts his academic inquiry by documenting low-income, adult students of color at the Clemente Course in Boston. After time, he comes to terms with his own complicity in racism. Alongside students, a unique filmmaking collaboration forms to explore the area's history of racism and gentrification.

  • Trailer | Home From School: The Children of Carlisle: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Home From School: The Children of Carlisle

    S23 E5 - 30s

    "Kill the Indian in him, and save the man.” This was the guiding principle that removed thousands of Native American children and placed them in Indian boarding schools. Among the many who died at Carlisle Indian Industrial School were three Northern Arapaho boys. Now, more than a century later, tribal members journey from Wyoming to Pennsylvania to help them finally come home.

  • Trailer | Duty Free: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Duty Free

    S23 E4 - 30s

    75-year-old Rebecca loses the only job she's even known. She has no savings, no 401K safety net, and no employment prospects. Rebecca teams up with son Sian-Pierre to take the trip of a lifetime, one bucket list adventure at a time. Her journey uncovers the economic insecurity faced by millions of Americans.

Schedule

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    Scenes From the Glittering World

    Saturday
    May 21

    1 Hour

    Adolescence, trauma and the power of connecting with an isolated Navajo homeland.
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    Independent Lens

    Scenes From the Glittering World

    Saturday
    May 21

    1 Hour

    Adolescence, trauma and the power of connecting with an isolated Navajo homeland.
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    Independent Lens

    One Child Nation

    Monday
    May 23

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang investigates the untold history of China's one-child policy, including its impact on generations of mothers and children.
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    Independent Lens

    One Child Nation

    Tuesday
    May 24

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang investigates the untold history of China's one-child policy, including its impact on generations of mothers and children.
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    Independent Lens

    The People vs. Agent Orange

    Wednesday
    May 25

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Vietnamese activist Tran To Nga sues the American chemical industry for poisoning her and her family; Carol Van Strum fights to stop the spraying of toxins by the timber industry in Oregon.
  • Image
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    Independent Lens

    One Child Nation

    Wednesday
    May 25

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang investigates the untold history of China's one-child policy, including its impact on generations of mothers and children.
  • Image
    Independent Lens: TVSS: Iconic

    Independent Lens

    The People vs. Agent Orange

    Thursday
    May 26

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Vietnamese activist Tran To Nga sues the American chemical industry for poisoning her and her family; Carol Van Strum fights to stop the spraying of toxins by the timber industry in Oregon.
  • Image
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    Independent Lens

    One Child Nation

    Thursday
    May 26

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang investigates the untold history of China's one-child policy, including its impact on generations of mothers and children.
  • Image
    Independent Lens: TVSS: Iconic

    Independent Lens

    The People vs. Agent Orange

    Thursday
    May 26

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Vietnamese activist Tran To Nga sues the American chemical industry for poisoning her and her family; Carol Van Strum fights to stop the spraying of toxins by the timber industry in Oregon.
  • Image
    Independent Lens: TVSS: Iconic

    Independent Lens

    One Child Nation

    Thursday
    May 26

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang investigates the untold history of China's one-child policy, including its impact on generations of mothers and children.
  • Image
    Independent Lens: TVSS: Iconic

    Independent Lens

    One Child Nation

    Saturday
    May 28

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang investigates the untold history of China's one-child policy, including its impact on generations of mothers and children.
  • Image
    Independent Lens: TVSS: Iconic

    Independent Lens

    One Child Nation

    Saturday
    May 28

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang investigates the untold history of China's one-child policy, including its impact on generations of mothers and children.
  • Image
    Independent Lens: TVSS: Iconic

    Independent Lens

    One Child Nation

    Sunday
    May 29

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang investigates the untold history of China's one-child policy, including its impact on generations of mothers and children.
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    Independent Lens

    Mr. SOUL!

    Thursday
    Jun 2

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Ellis Haizlip creates the public television series "SOUL!" in 1968, one of the first platforms to promote the Black Arts Movement.

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