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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.

Decolonizing Mental Health

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.

Episodes

  • 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

  • Caretakers | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Caretakers | Trailer

    S6 E6 - 1m

    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 | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Breach of Trust | Trailer

    S6 E5 - 50s

    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.

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

    The Conversation Remix | Preview

    S6 E4 - 30s

    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 | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Decolonizing Mental Health | Preview

    S6 E3 - 30s

    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.

  • Decolonizing Mental Health | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Decolonizing Mental Health | Trailer

    S6 E3 - 2m 17s

    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 | 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.

Schedule

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    Local, USA

    The Conversation Remix

    Monday
    Sep 26

    30 Minutes

    Three character-driven films present a collage of people's lives and experiences following the death of George Floyd.
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    Local, USA

    The Conversation Remix

    Tuesday
    Sep 27

    30 Minutes

    Three character-driven films present a collage of people's lives and experiences following the death of George Floyd.
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    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    The Conversation Remix

    Tuesday
    Sep 27

    30 Minutes

    Three character-driven films present a collage of people's lives and experiences following the death of George Floyd.
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    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    The Conversation Remix

    Friday
    Sep 30

    30 Minutes

    Three character-driven films present a collage of people's lives and experiences following the death of George Floyd.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    The Conversation Remix

    Friday
    Sep 30

    30 Minutes

    Three character-driven films present a collage of people's lives and experiences following the death of George Floyd.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    The Conversation Remix

    Friday
    Sep 30

    30 Minutes

    Three character-driven films present a collage of people's lives and experiences following the death of George Floyd.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    The Conversation Remix

    Saturday
    Oct 1

    30 Minutes

    Three character-driven films present a collage of people's lives and experiences following the death of George Floyd.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    The Conversation Remix

    Saturday
    Oct 1

    30 Minutes

    Three character-driven films present a collage of people's lives and experiences following the death of George Floyd.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    The Conversation Remix

    Sunday
    Oct 2

    30 Minutes

    Three character-driven films present a collage of people's lives and experiences following the death of George Floyd.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    The Conversation Remix

    Monday
    Oct 3

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Three character-driven films present a collage of people's lives and experiences following the death of George Floyd.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    The Conversation Remix

    Monday
    Oct 3

    30 Minutes

    Three character-driven films present a collage of people's lives and experiences following the death of George Floyd.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    Breach of Trust

    Monday
    Oct 3

    30 Minutes

    Examing sexual assault at USC, detailing crimes committed by Dr. Geroge Tyndall and the administration's cover-up.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    Breach of Trust

    Tuesday
    Oct 4

    30 Minutes

    Examing sexual assault at USC, detailing crimes committed by Dr. Geroge Tyndall and the administration's cover-up.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    Breach of Trust

    Tuesday
    Oct 4

    30 Minutes

    Examing sexual assault at USC, detailing crimes committed by Dr. Geroge Tyndall and the administration's cover-up.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    Breach of Trust

    Friday
    Oct 7

    30 Minutes

    Examing sexual assault at USC, detailing crimes committed by Dr. Geroge Tyndall and the administration's cover-up.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    Breach of Trust

    Friday
    Oct 7

    30 Minutes

    Examing sexual assault at USC, detailing crimes committed by Dr. Geroge Tyndall and the administration's cover-up.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    Breach of Trust

    Friday
    Oct 7

    30 Minutes

    Examing sexual assault at USC, detailing crimes committed by Dr. Geroge Tyndall and the administration's cover-up.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    Breach of Trust

    Saturday
    Oct 8

    30 Minutes

    Examing sexual assault at USC, detailing crimes committed by Dr. Geroge Tyndall and the administration's cover-up.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    Breach of Trust

    Sunday
    Oct 9

    30 Minutes

    Examing sexual assault at USC, detailing crimes committed by Dr. Geroge Tyndall and the administration's cover-up.
  • Image
    Local, USA: TVSS: Iconic

    Local, USA

    Breach of Trust

    Monday
    Oct 10

    30 Minutes

    Examing sexual assault at USC, detailing crimes committed by Dr. Geroge Tyndall and the administration's cover-up.

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