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The Hummingbirds

10m 16s

In order to save his terminally-ill superhero father, a young son struggling with his gender identity, must find the hero within.

Episodes

  • Vamonos: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Vamonos

    S2016 E14 - 12m 34s

    When Hope learns that Mac, her recently deceased girlfriend, is going to be buried in a dress, she desperately tries to persuade Rosa, Mac's mother, to bury her in a suit instead. However, when she realizes that she's fighting old traditional and conservative views, Hope decides to take the matter into her own hands with the help of her close friends.

  • Drowning : asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Drowning

    S2016 E13 - 14m 28s

    When Gabe, an overweight high-schooler, musters the courage to talk to the girl of his dreams, a promising friendship forms that's almost too good to be true. He even starts feeling good about the “extra love” he’s carrying around. But, when she becomes the target of Marcus, his personal bully, things take a turn for the worse and he must decide whether or not to finally stand up.

  • Sixty-Four Flood | What Nature Gave Us: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sixty-Four Flood | What Nature Gave Us

    S2016 E11 - 6m 38s

    On June 7-8, 1964, a driving rain buckled dams and flooded vehicles on the Blackfeet Reservation, sweeping crying children from mothers’ arms, and ferrying homes and bodies across the prairie. Our mobile, documentary narrative tells the story of the worst natural disaster in Montana history: the 1964 flood on the Blackfeet Reservation.

  • Sixty-Four Flood | Something Special: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sixty-Four Flood | Something Special

    S2016 E10 - 6m 24s

    In June 1964, a driving rain buckled dams and flooded vehicles on the Blackfeet Reservation, sweeping crying children from mothers’ arms, and ferrying homes and bodies across the prairie. By the time it ended, more than two-dozen Blackfeet people had drowned in the worst natural disaster in Montana history.

  • Sixty-Four Flood | Born Here: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sixty-Four Flood | Born Here

    S2016 E9 - 7m 22s

    On June 7-8, 1964, a driving rain buckled dams and flooded vehicles on the Blackfeet Reservation, sweeping crying children from mothers’ arms, and ferrying homes and bodies across the prairie. Our mobile, documentary narrative tells the story of the worst natural disaster in Montana history: the 1964 flood on the Blackfeet Reservation.

  • Sixty-Four Flood | A Temporary Home: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sixty-Four Flood | A Temporary Home

    S2016 E8 - 7m 4s

    On June 7-8, 1964, a driving rain buckled dams and flooded vehicles on the Blackfeet Reservation, sweeping crying children from mothers’ arms, and ferrying homes and bodies across the prairie. Our mobile, documentary narrative tells the story of the worst natural disaster in Montana history: the 1964 flood on the Blackfeet Reservation.

  • Sixty-Four Flood | Beneath the Surface: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sixty-Four Flood | Beneath the Surface

    S2016 E7 - 15m 7s

    On June 7-8, 1964, a driving rain buckled dams and flooded vehicles on the Blackfeet Reservation, sweeping crying children from mothers’ arms, and ferrying homes and bodies across the prairie. Our mobile, documentary narrative tells the story of the worst natural disaster in Montana history: the 1964 flood on the Blackfeet Reservation.

  • Sixty-Four Flood | Kittowashin: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sixty-Four Flood | Kittowashin

    S2016 E6 - 15m 25s

    On June 7-8, 1964, a driving rain buckled dams and flooded vehicles on the Blackfeet Reservation, sweeping crying children from mothers’ arms, and ferrying homes and bodies across the prairie. Our mobile, documentary narrative tells the story of the worst natural disaster in Montana history: the 1964 flood on the Blackfeet Reservation.

  • Sugar | Chapter 5: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sugar | Chapter 5

    S2016 E5 - 8m 43s

    Despite her family’s protests Sugar returns to prison to visit the lover she left behind. Written & directed by Guinevere Turner.

  • Sugar | Chapter 4: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sugar | Chapter 4

    S2016 E4 - 9m 25s

    Secrets about troublesome Pilo come to light, as Sugar puts herself on the line for her family. Written & directed by Jonathan Caouette.

  • Sugar | Chapter 3: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sugar | Chapter 3

    S2016 E3 - 7m 43s

    Determined and anxious to get her daughter back, Sugar takes matters into her own hands. Written & directed by Alia Shawkat

  • Sugar | Chapter 2: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sugar | Chapter 2

    S2016 E2 - 6m 51s

    Sugar’s criminal cohorts tempt her back to her old ways, with deadly results. Written & directed by Keola Racela

Extras + Features

  • PBS Previews: The Best of PBS Indies Preview

    30s

    This program highlights a slate of independent documentaries presented by POV and INDEPENDENT LENS in winter and spring 2018. Highlighted films include "I Am Not Your Negro," "Do Not Resist," "Dolores," "No Man's Land," "Bill Nye - Science Guy," and "Served Like a Girl." Airing January 4, 2018.

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