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Local, USA

Culled from public television stations and independent producers from across the country, LOCAL, USA is a half-hour series featuring fascinating stories of diverse people, curated around a single theme.

Heaven: Can You Hear Me?

26m 10s

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.

Episodes

  • Heaven: Can You Hear Me?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Heaven: Can You Hear Me?

    S6 E1 - 26m 10s

    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.

Extras + Features

  • A Tale of Three Chinatowns | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Tale of Three Chinatowns | Trailer

    S6 E2 - 1m 36s

    A TALE OF THREE CHINATOWNS explores the survival of urban ethnic neighborhoods in three American cities: Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Boston. Through the voices of residents, community activists, developers, and government officials, the film looks at the forces altering each community and the challenges that go with them, including the pressing issue of urban development and gentrification.

  • A Tale of Three Chinatowns | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Tale of Three Chinatowns | Preview

    S6 E2 - 30s

    A TALE OF THREE CHINATOWNS explores the survival of urban ethnic neighborhoods in three American cities: Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Boston. Through the voices of residents, community activists, developers, and government officials, the film looks at the forces altering each community and the challenges that go with them, including the pressing issue of urban development and gentrification.

  • Heaven: Can You Hear Me? | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Heaven: Can You Hear Me? | Promo

    S6 E1 - 30s

    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.

  • Heaven: Can You Hear Me? | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Heaven: Can You Hear Me? | Trailer

    S6 E1 - 1m 8s

    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.

  • Lost & Found: Mothers in Charge | Heaven: Can You Hear Me?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lost & Found: Mothers in Charge | Heaven: Can You Hear Me?

    S6 E1 - 2m 57s

    Gun violence in Philadelphia is the number one lead cause of death for African American men age 14-24. And Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight knows this all too well. She talks about the loss of her 24-year-old son, Khaaliq, and what finding and running the organization Mothers in Charge means to her and how she is helping other mothers try to heal a wound that will stay with them forever.

  • Healing a Community | Heaven: Can You Hear Me?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Healing a Community | Heaven: Can You Hear Me?

    S6 E1 - 1m 40s

    Why has gun violence become a crisis in US cities like Philadelphia? For community leaders Colwin Williams, Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight and Reuben Jones, they see the challenges, and are working with young Black men and mothers to prevent, intervene and heal them from the traumas inflicted on their community.

  • A Safe Space to Grieve and Laugh | Heaven: Can You Hear Me?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Safe Space to Grieve and Laugh | Heaven: Can You Hear Me?

    S6 E1 - 2m 11s

    When a mother loses a child, they also lose a piece of themselves. The Philadelphia organization, Mothers in Charge, provides support to women like Johndell Gredic, who lost her 20-year-old son Nacear Gredic, Jr. Here they find a safe space to talk, cry, laugh and give back to one another.

Schedule

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    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    A Tale of Three Chinatowns

    Monday
    May 23

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Exploring the survival of Chinatowns in Washington, D.C., Chicago and Boston through the voices of its residents and developers.
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    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    A Tale of Three Chinatowns

    Tuesday
    May 24

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Exploring the survival of Chinatowns in Washington, D.C., Chicago and Boston through the voices of its residents and developers.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    A Tale of Three Chinatowns

    Tuesday
    May 24

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Exploring the survival of Chinatowns in Washington, D.C., Chicago and Boston through the voices of its residents and developers.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    A Tale of Three Chinatowns

    Sunday
    May 29

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Exploring the survival of Chinatowns in Washington, D.C., Chicago and Boston through the voices of its residents and developers.

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