Indie Films

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.

In Their Element

26m 40s

IN THEIR ELEMENT spotlights Indigenous leaders rising up to meet the challenge of the climate crisis. The film features four communities across the United States, each working to protect a different natural resource: earth, air, fire, and water. For people whose existence is inseparable from their native land, climate change is not a tale of the future - it is the present.

Episodes

  • In Their Element: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    In Their Element

    S6 E8 - 26m 40s

    IN THEIR ELEMENT spotlights Indigenous leaders rising up to meet the challenge of the climate crisis. The film features four communities across the United States, each working to protect a different natural resource: earth, air, fire, and water. For people whose existence is inseparable from their native land, climate change is not a tale of the future - it is the present.

  • Extremism in America: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Extremism in America

    S6 E7 - 27m 31s

    According to government officials, domestic terrorism by white supremacists is the nation's most urgent threat. EXTREMISM IN AMERICA, from Retro Report and The WNET Group’s Exploring Hate initiative, shows how the spread of extremist beliefs and violence was downplayed for decades by policymakers and law enforcement even as this dangerous ideology, fueled by racism, grew into a potent force today.

  • Caretakers: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Caretakers

    S6 E6 - 27m 17s

    CARETAKERS looks at the history of Filipinos in care work and profiles Filipino Americans on the front lines today. The film shows, as filmmaker Geena Rocero says, “Filipinos as we are," while telling the stories of all people providing vital care. Meet caretakers like nurse Belinda Ellis, therapist Aleksa Manila, Chef Channing Centeno, and phlebotomist Angel Bonilla.

  • Breach of Trust: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Breach of Trust

    S6 E5 - 25m 18s

    Told from the point of view of women advocating for accountability and change, BREACH OF TRUST examines the sexual assault scandal at the University of Southern California and details crimes committed by former gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall, as well as exposing the active cover-up on the part of the administration.

  • The Conversation Remix: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Conversation Remix

    S6 E4 - 28m 21s

    THE CONVERSATION REMIX explores the present catharsis we are living in, following the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Through three character-driven films that present a vibrant collage of people’s lives and experiences, we dive into how the current uprising is impacting communities, and how we can contribute to discussions about racial justice reform.

  • Decolonizing Mental Health: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Decolonizing Mental Health

    S6 E3 - 28m 5s

    The mental health field operates around a centre defined by a whiteness of theory and practice. It’s a colonization that has rarely been questioned. By focusing on the work of therapists and individuals of color, DECOLONIZING MENTAL HEALTH calls for a redressal of the ways in which we define psychiatric illness while discussing what a more responsive mental health care system should look like.

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

    A Tale of Three Chinatowns

    S6 E2 - 1h 26m

    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?: 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

  • In Their Element | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    In Their Element | Trailer

    S6 E8 - 1m 47s

    IN THEIR ELEMENT spotlights Indigenous leaders rising up to meet the challenge of the climate crisis. The film features four communities across the United States, each working to protect a different natural resource: earth, air, fire, and water. For people whose existence is inseparable from their native land, climate change is not a tale of the future - it is the present.

  • In Their Element | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    In Their Element | Preview

    S6 E8 - 30s

    IN THEIR ELEMENT spotlights Indigenous leaders rising up to meet the challenge of the climate crisis. The film features four communities across the United States, each working to protect a different natural resource: earth, air, fire, and water. For people whose existence is inseparable from their native land, climate change is not a tale of the future - it is the present.

  • Extremism in America | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Extremism in America | Trailer

    S6 E7 - 1m 38s

    According to government officials, domestic terrorism by white supremacists is the nation's most urgent threat. EXTREMISM IN AMERICA, from Retro Report and The WNET Group’s Exploring Hate initiative, shows how the spread of extremist beliefs and violence was downplayed for decades by policymakers and law enforcement even as this dangerous ideology, fueled by racism, grew into a potent force today.

  • Extremism in America | Sikh Temple Mass Shooting: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Extremism in America | Sikh Temple Mass Shooting

    S6 E7 - 1m 3s

    On August 5, 2012, in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a gunman with ties to white supremacy entered a Sikh temple, killing and wounding members of the gurdwara and police. The product of extremism, mass shootings at houses of worship - from Charleston to Pittsburgh - have since continued over the past decade.

  • Extremism in America | The Order: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Extremism in America | The Order

    S6 E7 - 1m 2s

    Acts of terror have dotted U.S. history but it wasn't until the 1980s that white supremacy became a growing threat. Formed by Robert Mathews, The Order and its actions - including the murder of Jewish radio talk show host Alan Berg - was an alert to the federal government that domestic terrorism should be recognized and prioritized.

  • Extremism in America | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Extremism in America | Preview

    S6 E7 - 30s

    According to government officials, domestic terrorism by white supremacists is the nation's most urgent threat. EXTREMISM IN AMERICA, from Retro Report and The WNET Group’s Exploring Hate initiative, shows how the spread of extremist beliefs and violence was downplayed for decades by policymakers and law enforcement even as this dangerous ideology, fueled by racism, grew into a potent force today.

  • Extremism in America | Great Replacement Theory: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Extremism in America | Great Replacement Theory

    S6 E7 - 1m 2s

    The day after the 2008 presidential election, a predominantly Black church was burned to the ground - this was just one of a number of hate crimes that occurred in the U.S. following President Barack Obama's election. The response was also due to a theory known as the 'great/white replacement' which has been believed, spread and used by white supremacists, conservative media and politicians.

  • Caretakers | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Caretakers | Trailer

    S6 E6 - 2m 1s

    CARETAKERS looks at the history of Filipinos in care work and profiles Filipino Americans on the front lines today. The film shows, as filmmaker Geena Rocero says, “Filipinos as we are," while telling the stories of all people providing vital care. Meet caretakers like nurse Belinda Ellis, therapist Aleksa Manila, Chef Channing Centeno, and phlebotomist Angel Bonilla.

  • Caretakers | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Caretakers | Preview

    S6 E6 - 30s

    CARETAKERS looks at the history of Filipinos in care work and profiles Filipino Americans on the front lines today. The film shows, as filmmaker Geena Rocero says, “Filipinos as we are," while telling the stories of all people providing vital care. Meet caretakers like nurse Belinda Ellis, therapist Aleksa Manila, Chef Channing Centeno, and phlebotomist Angel Bonilla.

  • Breach of Trust | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Breach of Trust | Preview

    S6 E5 - 30s

    Told from the point of view of women advocating for accountability and change, BREACH OF TRUST examines the sexual assault scandal at the University of Southern California and details crimes committed by former gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall, as well as exposing the active cover-up on the part of the administration.

  • Breach of Trust | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Breach of Trust | Trailer

    S6 E5 - 1m 34s

    Told from the point of view of women advocating for accountability and change, BREACH OF TRUST examines the sexual assault scandal at the University of Southern California and details crimes committed by former gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall, as well as exposing the active cover-up on the part of the administration.

  • The Conversation Remix | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Conversation Remix | Trailer

    S6 E4 - 1m 54s

    THE CONVERSATION REMIX explores the present catharsis we are living in, following the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Through three character-driven films that present a vibrant collage of people’s lives and experiences, we dive into how the current uprising is impacting communities, and how we can contribute to discussions about racial justice reform.

Schedule

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    Local, USA

    Heaven: Can You Hear Me?

    Monday
    Feb 6

    30 Minutes

    The impact of gun violence on families, through the eyes of mothers, in Philadelphia; the challenges confronted by gun violence prevention advocates.
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    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    Heaven: Can You Hear Me?

    Tuesday
    Feb 7

    30 Minutes

    The impact of gun violence on families, through the eyes of mothers, in Philadelphia; the challenges confronted by gun violence prevention advocates.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    Heaven: Can You Hear Me?

    Tuesday
    Feb 7

    30 Minutes

    The impact of gun violence on families, through the eyes of mothers, in Philadelphia; the challenges confronted by gun violence prevention advocates.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    Heaven: Can You Hear Me?

    Friday
    Feb 10

    30 Minutes

    The impact of gun violence on families, through the eyes of mothers, in Philadelphia; the challenges confronted by gun violence prevention advocates.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    Heaven: Can You Hear Me?

    Friday
    Feb 10

    30 Minutes

    The impact of gun violence on families, through the eyes of mothers, in Philadelphia; the challenges confronted by gun violence prevention advocates.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    Heaven: Can You Hear Me?

    Friday
    Feb 10

    30 Minutes

    The impact of gun violence on families, through the eyes of mothers, in Philadelphia; the challenges confronted by gun violence prevention advocates.

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