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La Casa de Mama Icha

1h 22m

Decades earlier, Mama Icha moved to the United States to help her daughter with the care of her grandchildren. However, she never lost sight of her hometown of Mompox, spending years sending money to build her dream house there. Now, at the end of her life, Mama Icha boards a plane and flies back to Colombia where she finds joy and heartbreak in her return to the place her heart never left.

Episodes

  • Landfall, Spanish Version: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Landfall, Spanish Subtitles

    S34 E14 - 1h 26m

    Through shard-like glimpses of everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico, LANDFALL is a cautionary tale for our times. Set against the backdrop of the protests that toppled the governor in 2019, the film offers a prismatic portrait of collective trauma and resistance as Puerto Ricans navigate dismantled social services and newcomers eager to profit.

  • La Casa de Mama Icha: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    La Casa de Mama Icha

    S34 E8 - 1h 22m

    Decades earlier, Mama Icha moved to the United States to help her daughter with the care of her grandchildren. However, she never lost sight of her hometown of Mompox, spending years sending money to build her dream house there. Now, at the end of her life, Mama Icha boards a plane and flies back to Colombia where she finds joy and heartbreak in her return to the place her heart never left.

  • Fruits of Labor: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Fruits of Labor

    S34 E7 - 1h 14m

    Ashley, a Mexican-American teenager living in an agricultural town in the central coast of California, dreams of graduating high school and going to college. But when ICE raids threaten her family, Ashley is forced to become the breadwinner, working days in the strawberry fields and nights at a food processing company.

  • The Song of the Butterflies: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Song of the Butterflies

    S34 E6 - 53m 2s

    Rember Yahuarcani is an Indigenous painter and one of the last surviving members of the White Heron clan of the Uitoto Nation in Peru. He left to pursue a successful career in Lima, but when he finds himself in a creative rut, he returns home to his Amazonian community to visit his father, a painter, and his mother, a sculptor, and discovers why the stories of his ancestors cannot be forgotten.

  • Pier Kids: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pier Kids

    S34 E5 - 1h 22m

    On the Christopher Street Pier in New York City, homeless queer and trans youth of color forge friendships and chosen families, withstanding tremendous amounts of abuse while working to carve out autonomy and security in their lives. With intimate access to three fearless young persons -- Krystal, Desean and Casper -- Pier Kids highlights the resilience of a community many choose to ignore.

  • Mayor: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Mayor

    S34 E4 - 1h 22m

    Musa Hadid is the Christian mayor of Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestinian Authority. As he tries to keep his city running while paving sidewalks, planning holidays and building a new fountain, his job is made increasingly difficult by the Israeli occupation of his home. Mayor asks with humor and quiet outrage: how do you run a city if you don’t have a country?

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    Stateless: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Stateless

    S34 E3 - 1h 22m

    Director Michèle Stephenson’s new documentary follows families of those affected by the 2013 legislation stripping citizenship from Dominicans of Haitian descent, uncovering the complex history and present-day politics of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through the grassroots electoral campaign of a young attorney named Rosa Iris.

  • Landfall: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Landfall

    S34 E2 - 1h 23m

    Through shard-like glimpses of everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico, LANDFALL is a
    cautionary tale for our times. Set against the backdrop of the protests that toppled the governor in
    2019, the film offers a prismatic portrait of collective trauma and resistance as Puerto Ricans navigate dismantled social services and newcomers eager to profit.

Extras + Features

  • Trailer | Unapologetic: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Unapologetic

    S34 E12 - 1m 46s

    Meet Janaé and Bella, two fierce abolitionists whose upbringing and experiences shape their activism and views on Black liberation. Told through their lens, Unapologetic offers an inside look into the movement and ongoing work that transformed Chicago, from the police murder of Rekia Boyd to the election of mayor Lori Lightfoot.

  • Trailer | Not Going Quietly: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Not Going Quietly

    S34 E11 - 2m 23s

    A rising star in progressive politics and new father, Ady Barkan’s life is upended when he is diagnosed with ALS. After a chance encounter with a powerful Senator on an airplane catapults him to fame, Ady and a motley crew of activists ignite a once-in-a-generation movement for universal healthcare, in a journey that transforms his belief in what is possible for the country and for his family.

  • Trailer | North By Current: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | North By Current

    S34 E10 - 2m 8s

    Filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax returns to his rural Michigan hometown after the death of his young niece. Decades of home movies and ethereal narration reflect on struggles with grief and addiction as Madsen examines family, faith, and trans identity. NORTH BY CURRENT asks more questions than it answers, and like the relentless Michigan seasons, the only sure things are time and change.

  • Trailer | Things We Dare Not Do: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Things We Dare Not Do

    S34 E9 - 1m 47s

    In the small Mexican coastal village of El Roblito, 16-year-old Ñoño lives what seems to be an idyllic existence with his loving family. But he holds a secret. Defying gender norms, Ñoño works up the courage to tell his family he wants to live his life as a woman. Yet when violence interrupts a community celebration, he must face the reality of a country shrouded in machismo and transphobia.

  • Trailer | La Casa de Mama Icha: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | La Casa de Mama Icha

    S34 E8 - 2m 11s

    Decades earlier, Mama Icha moved to the United States to help her daughter with the care of her grandchildren. However, she never lost sight of her hometown of Mompox, spending years sending money to build her dream house there. Now, at the end of her life, Mama Icha boards a plane and flies back to Colombia where she finds joy and heartbreak in her return to the place her heart never left.

  • Trailer | Fruits of Labor: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Fruits of Labor

    S34 E7 - 2m 17s

    Ashley, a Mexican-American teenager living in an agricultural town in the central coast of California, dreams of graduating high school and going to college. But when ICE raids threaten her family, Ashley is forced to become the breadwinner, working days in the strawberry fields and nights at a food processing company.

  • Trailer | The Song of the Butterflies: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | The Song of the Butterflies

    S34 E6 - 2m 21s

    Rember Yahuarcani is an Indigenous painter and one of the last surviving members of the White Heron clan of the Uitoto Nation in Peru. He left to pursue a successful career in Lima, but when he finds himself in a creative rut, he returns home to his Amazonian community to visit his father, a painter, and his mother, a sculptor, and discovers why the stories of his ancestors cannot be forgotten.

  • Trailer | Pier Kids: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Pier Kids

    S34 E5 - 1m 2s

    On the Christopher Street Pier in New York City, homeless queer and trans youth of color forge friendships and chosen families, withstanding tremendous amounts of abuse while working to carve out autonomy and security in their lives. With intimate access to three fearless young persons -- Krystal, Desean and Casper -- Pier Kids highlights the resilience of a community many choose to ignore.

  • Trailer | Mayor: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Mayor

    S34 E4 - 2m 20s

    Musa Hadid is the Christian mayor of Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestinian Authority. As he tries to keep his city running while paving sidewalks, planning holidays and building a new fountain, his job is made increasingly difficult by the Israeli occupation of his home. Mayor asks with humor and quiet outrage: how do you run a city if you don’t have a country?

  • Trailer | Stateless: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Stateless

    S34 E3 - 2m 14s

    Director Michèle Stephenson’s new documentary follows families of those affected by the 2013 legislation stripping citizenship from Dominicans of Haitian descent, uncovering the complex history and present-day politics of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through the grassroots electoral campaign of a young attorney named Rosa Iris.

  • Trailer | Landfall: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Landfall

    S34 E2 - 2m 19s

    Through shard-like glimpses of everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico, LANDFALL is a
    cautionary tale for our times. Set against the backdrop of the protests that toppled the governor in
    2019, the film offers a prismatic portrait of collective trauma and resistance as Puerto Ricans navigate dismantled social services and newcomers eager to profit.

  • Trailer | The Neutral Ground: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | The Neutral Ground

    S34 E1 - 1m 42s

    The Neutral Ground documents New Orleans’ fight over monuments and America’s troubled romance with the Lost Cause. In 2015, director CJ Hunt was filming the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four confederate monuments. But when that removal is halted by lawsuits and death threats, CJ sets out to understand why a losing army from 1865 still holds so much power in America.

Schedule

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    La Casa de Mama Icha

    Tuesday
    Oct 19

    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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    La Casa de Mama Icha

    Wednesday
    Oct 20

    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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    La Casa de Mama Icha

    Thursday
    Oct 21

    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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    La Casa de Mama Icha

    Thursday
    Oct 21

    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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    La Casa de Mama Icha

    Saturday
    Oct 23

    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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    La Casa de Mama Icha

    Saturday
    Oct 23

    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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    My Way to Olympia

    Saturday
    Oct 23

    1 Hour

    Filmmaker Niko von Glasow, who claims to hate sports, covers London's Paralympics competition.
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    My Way to Olympia

    Sunday
    Oct 24

    1 Hour

    Filmmaker Niko von Glasow, who claims to hate sports, covers London's Paralympics competition.
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    La Casa de Mama Icha

    Sunday
    Oct 24

    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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    Things We Dare Not Do

    Monday
    Oct 25

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Defying gender norms, a 16-year-old in the Mexican coastal village of El Roblito grasps the courage to tell his parents he wants to live life as a woman.
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    Things We Dare Not Do

    Tuesday
    Oct 26

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Defying gender norms, a 16-year-old in the Mexican coastal village of El Roblito grasps the courage to tell his parents he wants to live life as a woman.
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    America

    Tuesday
    Oct 26

    1 Hour

    When a man and his brothers return to their hometown of Colima, Mexico, to care for their grandmother, they clash over money, communication and caregiving.
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    Things We Dare Not Do

    Wednesday
    Oct 27

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Defying gender norms, a 16-year-old in the Mexican coastal village of El Roblito grasps the courage to tell his parents he wants to live life as a woman.
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    Things We Dare Not Do

    Thursday
    Oct 28

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Defying gender norms, a 16-year-old in the Mexican coastal village of El Roblito grasps the courage to tell his parents he wants to live life as a woman.
  • Image
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    Things We Dare Not Do

    Thursday
    Oct 28

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Defying gender norms, a 16-year-old in the Mexican coastal village of El Roblito grasps the courage to tell his parents he wants to live life as a woman.
  • Image
    POV: TVSS: Iconic

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    Things We Dare Not Do

    Saturday
    Oct 30

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Defying gender norms, a 16-year-old in the Mexican coastal village of El Roblito grasps the courage to tell his parents he wants to live life as a woman.
  • Image
    POV: TVSS: Iconic

    POV

    Things We Dare Not Do

    Saturday
    Oct 30

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Defying gender norms, a 16-year-old in the Mexican coastal village of El Roblito grasps the courage to tell his parents he wants to live life as a woman.
  • Image
    POV: TVSS: Iconic

    POV

    Things We Dare Not Do

    Sunday
    Oct 31

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Defying gender norms, a 16-year-old in the Mexican coastal village of El Roblito grasps the courage to tell his parents he wants to live life as a woman.
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    North By Current

    Monday
    Nov 1

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Filmmaker and artist Angelo Madsen Minax weaves home movies to create a portrait of a family navigating grief, addiction and transgender identity.
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    North By Current

    Tuesday
    Nov 2

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Filmmaker and artist Angelo Madsen Minax weaves home movies to create a portrait of a family navigating grief, addiction and transgender identity.

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