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Faya Dayi

1h 52m

A hypnotic immersion in the world of Harar, Ethiopia, a place where one commodity – khat, a euphoria-inducing plant – holds sway over the rituals and rhythms of everyday life, Faya Dayi captures intimate moments in the lives of everyone from the harvesters of the crop to people lost in its narcotic haze to a desperate but determined younger generation searching for an escape from political strife.

Episodes

  • Faya Dayi: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Faya Dayi

    S35 E6 - 1h 52m

    A hypnotic immersion in the world of Harar, Ethiopia, a place where one commodity – khat, a euphoria-inducing plant – holds sway over the rituals and rhythms of everyday life, Faya Dayi captures intimate moments in the lives of everyone from the harvesters of the crop to people lost in its narcotic haze to a desperate but determined younger generation searching for an escape from political strife.

  • President: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President

    S35 E5 - 1h 52m

    Zimbabwe is at a crossroads. The new leader of the opposition party, MDC, Nelson Chamisa, is challenging the old guard, ZANU-PF, represented by the acting president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. The 2018 Zimbabwean general election serves as the ultimate test for both the ruling party and for the opposition. How will they interpret democracy in a post-Mugabe era – in discourse and in practice?

  • Love & Stuff: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Love & Stuff

    S35 E7 - 1h 17m

    “How do you live without your mother?” Filmmaker Judith Helfand asks this unbearable question twice: as a daughter caring for her terminally ill mother, and as an “old new mom,” single parenting her much-longed-for adopted baby girl. With footage from 25 years of first-person filmmaking, shiva babka and 63 boxes of dead parents’ “stuff,” the film asks: what do we really need to leave our children?

  • He's My Brother: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    He's My Brother

    S35 E4 - 52m 15s

    Christine's brother Peter experiences his world through touch, smell, and taste. Now 30 years old, Peter's family is having trouble finding the proper care for his multiple disabilities. Told through Christine's eyes, He's My Brother explores how the family works to assure him a dignified life once the parents are gone -- and Christine's uncertainties about one day becoming his primary caregiver.

  • Winter's Yearning: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Winter's Yearning

    S35 E3 - 52m 46s

    In Maniitsoq, Greenland, the US aluminum giant Alcoa Corporation has been planning to build a smelting plant for years. With the promise of economic renewal, Winter's Yearning follows the lives of the area’s loyal aging population and its stymied youth. Pictured against immense, isolating landscapes, the people await their plant and with it, the nation's possible first step towards sovereignty.

  • Wuhan Wuhan: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Wuhan Wuhan

    S35 E1 - 1h 24m

    With unprecedented access in a period of pandemic lockdown, Wuhan Wuhan documents February and March 2020 in Wuhan where the coronavirus was first discovered. Going beyond the statistics and salacious headlines, frontline medical workers, patients, and ordinary citizens put a human face on the early days of the mysterious virus as they grapple with an invisible, deadly killer.

  • Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust

    S35 E2 - 54m 32s

    Three communities intersect, sharing histories of forced removal – Japanese Americans who were incarcerated at the Manzanar WWII concentration camp, Native Americans who were forced from these lands, and ranchers turned environmentalists, who were bought out by the LA Department of Water and Power. How do they come together in the present moment to defend their land and water from Los Angeles?

  • Who Killed Vincent Chin?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Who Killed Vincent Chin?

    S35 E201 - 1h 23m

    On a hot summer night in Detroit in 1982, Ronald Ebens, an autoworker, killed Vincent Chin, a young Chinese American engineer with a baseball bat. Although he confessed, he never spent a day in jail. This gripping Academy Award-nominated film relentlessly probes the implications of the murder, for the families of those involved, and for the American justice system.

Extras + Features

  • Trailer | Who Killed Vincent Chin?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Who Killed Vincent Chin?

    S35 E201 - 2m 55s

    On a hot summer night in Detroit in 1982, Ronald Ebens, an autoworker, killed Vincent Chin, a young Chinese American engineer, with a baseball bat. Although he confessed, he never spent a day in jail. This gripping Academy Award-nominated film relentlessly probes the implications of the murder, for the families of those involved, and for the American justice system.

  • Trailer | Let the Little Light Shine: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Let the Little Light Shine

    S35 E13 - 1m 58s

    National Teachers Academy (NTA) is considered a beacon for Black children: a top-ranked, high-performing elementary school in the fastest growing neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. As the neighborhood gentrifies, a wealthy parents’ group seeks to close NTA and replace it with a high school campus. How will NTA's community fight to save their beloved institution?

  • Trailer | Accepted: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Accepted

    S35 E10 - 1m 45s

    Accepted follows four high school students at T.M. Landry, a prep school in Louisiana known for its viral videos of seniors being accepted to the Ivy Leagues, and sending 100% of its graduates to college. But an explosive NY Times article exposes the controversial methods of its dynamic founder -- and the fiction of higher education's promise.

  • Trailer | The Last Out: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | The Last Out

    S35 E9 - 2m 9s

    Three Cuban baseball players leave their families and risk exile to train in Central America and chase their dreams of playing in the United States. At the shadowy nexus of the migrant trail and pro sports, The Last Out chronicles their difficult journey, from multi-step immigration obstacles and learning English to the broken promises and dubious motives of agents.

  • Trailer | Delikado: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Delikado

    S35 E8 - 3m 11s

    Palawan is a tropical island paradise and one of Asia's tourist hotspots. But for a tiny network of environmental crusaders struggling to protect its spectacular forests and seas, it is a battlefield. Delikado follows three land defenders as they brave violence, death threats and murder while trying to stop politicians and businessmen from destroying the Philippines’ last ecological frontier.

  • Trailer | Faya Dayi: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Faya Dayi

    S35 E6 - 2m 7s

    A hypnotic immersion in the world of Harar, Ethiopia, a place where one commodity – khat, a euphoria-inducing plant – holds sway over the rituals and rhythms of everyday life, Faya Dayi captures intimate moments in the lives of everyone from the harvesters of the crop to people lost in its narcotic haze to a desperate but determined younger generation searching for an escape from political strife.

  • Trailer | President: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | President

    S35 E5 - 2m 24s

    Zimbabwe is at a crossroads. The new leader of the opposition party, MDC, Nelson Chamisa, is challenging the old guard, ZANU-PF, represented by the acting president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. The 2018 Zimbabwean general election serves as the ultimate test for both the ruling party and for the opposition. How will they interpret democracy in a post-Mugabe era – in discourse and in practice?

  • Trailer | He's My Brother: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | He's My Brother

    S35 E4 - 1m 34s

    Christine's brother Peter experiences his world through touch, smell, and taste. Now 30 years old, Peter's family is having trouble finding the proper care for his multiple disabilities. Told through Christine's eyes, He's My Brother explores how the family works to assure him a dignified life once the parents are gone -- and Christine's uncertainties about one day becoming his primary caregiver.

  • Trailer | Winter's Yearning: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Winter's Yearning

    S35 E3 - 2m 27s

    In Maniitsoq, Greenland, the US aluminum giant Alcoa Corporation has been planning to build a smelting plant for years. With the promise of economic renewal, Winter's Yearning follows the lives of the area’s loyal aging population and its stymied youth. Pictured against immense, isolating landscapes, the people await their plant and with it, the nation's possible first step towards sovereignty.

  • Trailer | Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust

    S35 E2 - 2m

    Three communities intersect, sharing histories of forced removal – Japanese Americans who were incarcerated at the Manzanar WWII concentration camp, Native Americans who were forced from these lands, and ranchers turned environmentalists, who were bought out by the LA Department of Water and Power. How do they come together in the present moment to defend their land and water from Los Angeles?

  • Trailer | Wuhan Wuhan: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Wuhan Wuhan

    S35 E1 - 2m

    With unprecedented access in a period of pandemic lockdown, Wuhan Wuhan documents February and March 2020 in Wuhan where the coronavirus was first discovered. Going beyond the statistics and salacious headlines, frontline medical workers, patients, and ordinary citizens put a human face on the early days of the mysterious virus as they grapple with an invisible, deadly killer.

Schedule

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    Delikado

    Monday
    Sep 26

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Three leaders work with Indigenous communities to save their natural resources on the Philippine island of Palawan.
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    Delikado

    Tuesday
    Sep 27

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Three leaders work with Indigenous communities to save their natural resources on the Philippine island of Palawan.
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    Delikado

    Wednesday
    Sep 28

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Three leaders work with Indigenous communities to save their natural resources on the Philippine island of Palawan.
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    Delikado

    Thursday
    Sep 29

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Three leaders work with Indigenous communities to save their natural resources on the Philippine island of Palawan.
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    Delikado

    Thursday
    Sep 29

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Three leaders work with Indigenous communities to save their natural resources on the Philippine island of Palawan.
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    Delikado

    Saturday
    Oct 1

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Three leaders work with Indigenous communities to save their natural resources on the Philippine island of Palawan.
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    Delikado

    Saturday
    Oct 1

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Three leaders work with Indigenous communities to save their natural resources on the Philippine island of Palawan.
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    La Casa de Mama Icha

    Saturday
    Oct 1

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Decades after moving to the U.S. to help care for her grandchildren, Mama Icha returns to her hometown of Mompox, Colombia.
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    Delikado

    Sunday
    Oct 2

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Three leaders work with Indigenous communities to save their natural resources on the Philippine island of Palawan.
  • Image
    POV: TVSS: Iconic

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    La Casa de Mama Icha

    Sunday
    Oct 2

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Decades after moving to the U.S. to help care for her grandchildren, Mama Icha returns to her hometown of Mompox, Colombia.
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    The Last Out

    Monday
    Oct 3

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Three Cuban baseball players leave their families and risk exile to chase their Major League dreams.
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    The Infiltrators

    Wednesday
    Oct 5

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Two young immigrants, members of a group of radical Dreamers, are arrested by Border Patrol and put in a detention center.
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    The Last Out

    Wednesday
    Oct 5

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Three Cuban baseball players leave their families and risk exile to chase their Major League dreams.
  • Image
    POV: TVSS: Iconic

    POV

    The Infiltrators

    Thursday
    Oct 6

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Two young immigrants, members of a group of radical Dreamers, are arrested by Border Patrol and put in a detention center.
  • Image
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    The Last Out

    Thursday
    Oct 6

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Three Cuban baseball players leave their families and risk exile to chase their Major League dreams.
  • Image
    POV: TVSS: Iconic

    POV

    The Infiltrators

    Thursday
    Oct 6

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Two young immigrants, members of a group of radical Dreamers, are arrested by Border Patrol and put in a detention center.
  • Image
    POV: TVSS: Banner-L1

    POV

    The Last Out

    Thursday
    Oct 6

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Three Cuban baseball players leave their families and risk exile to chase their Major League dreams.
  • Image
    POV: TVSS: Banner-L1

    POV

    The Last Out

    Saturday
    Oct 8

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Three Cuban baseball players leave their families and risk exile to chase their Major League dreams.
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    The Song of the Butterflies

    Saturday
    Oct 8

    1 Hour

    Indigenous painter Rember Yahuarcani returns home to his Amazonian community to visit his parents and discovers the importance of the stories of his ancestors.
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    The Last Out

    Saturday
    Oct 8

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Three Cuban baseball players leave their families and risk exile to chase their Major League dreams.

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