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The Conversation Remix: Learning to Breathe

9m 44s

LEARNING TO BREATHE is the sequel to the 2015 New York Times Op-Doc 'A Conversation About Growing Up Black' where Black boys, teens, and young men shared their thoughts about race in America. Five years later, the young men return to compare and contrast how their relationships with racial justice, systemic racism, and social inequity & inequality have changed following the death of George Floyd.

Episodes

  • The Conversation Remix: Learning to Breathe: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Conversation Remix: Learning to Breathe

    9m 44s

    LEARNING TO BREATHE is the sequel to the 2015 New York Times Op-Doc 'A Conversation About Growing Up Black' where Black boys, teens, and young men shared their thoughts about race in America. Five years later, the young men return to compare and contrast how their relationships with racial justice, systemic racism, and social inequity & inequality have changed following the death of George Floyd.

  • The Conversation Remix: For Our Girls: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Conversation Remix: For Our Girls

    10m 25s

    FOR OUR GIRLS, a love letter from mothers to daughters, explores the stigmas Black girls face as they grow up within and outside their community. Through interviews, mothers share concerns with how they are shaping and impacting their daughters' independence. The film acknowledges the sacred, and at times, tense relationship that parent and child share as they face challenges and accept flaws.

  • The Conversation Remix: Good White People: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Conversation Remix: Good White People

    11m 26s

    Following the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, a family in the mostly homogeneously white Adirondacks community in New York shares their views on race and anti-racism. GOOD WHITE PEOPLE examines the current state of white identity, how it's changed from five years ago, and where it is headed. Can white people truly commit to what is required of them to create a more equitable anti-racist future?

  • Inventing Tomorrow: Air: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Inventing Tomorrow: Air

    17m 57s

    In one of Mexico’s most polluted cities, high school students Jesús Martinez, José Elizalde and Fernando Sanchez invent a paint that can remove pollutants from the air, which takes them all the way to the world-famous ISEF science fair.

  • Inventing Tomorrow: Water: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Inventing Tomorrow: Water

    15m 41s

    As the lakes in her hometown of Bangalore, India fill with clouds of chemical foam that drift through the streets, student Sahithi Pingali creates a “citizen science” project that lets anyone measure and share water quality data, propelling her to the renowned ISEF science fair in Los Angeles.

  • We the Young People: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    We the Young People

    26m 45s

    Highlighting the impact of young voters and exploring the change they want to see from the new U.S. presidential administration. The special features teen voices and leading journalists covering topics such as youth activism, civics, and misinformation. WE THE YOUNG PEOPLE is designed to connect with new audiences and deepen conversations about the most pressing issues in the country.

  • Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope

    1h 56m

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn explore the causes and costs of addiction, poverty and incarceration plaguing America, from the inner city to small towns like Yamhill, Oregon. While pockets of empathy and aid exist, are they enough to rescue the thousands of Americans in despair, for whom the American Dream of self-reliance is impossibly out of reach?

  • Battleground: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Battleground

    55m 38s

    An exploration of the state of our democracy as seen through the eyes of opposing grassroots political activists in Lehigh Valley, PA - a pivotal county that voted for Obama twice and then flipped to Trump. Tom Carroll is a Trump delegate and Greg Edwards is a leader supported by Bernie Sanders. When their paths collide, Tom and Greg realize they have much more in common than meets the eye.

  • The Road to Decolonization: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Road to Decolonization

    1h 32m

    As ethnic, gender, and power dynamics become redefined throughout American culture and society at large, independent film faces similar challenges in finding its way forward. Join this forward-looking conversation with leading industry thinkers to consider and construct a more just and equitable future.

  • #MyAPALife: A Filmmaker Conversation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    #MyAPALife: A Filmmaker Conversation

    35m 49s

    "Why is it important for Asian Pacific American stories to be told?" caamedia.org's Exec. Dir. Stephen Gong explores this question and more with filmmakers James Q. Chan, Leo Chiang, Grace Lee and Keoni Lee in a conversation on their documentary work, representing Asian Pacific Americans & their stories with authenticity, and the drive & passion that it takes to being a filmmaker in today's world.

  • Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class

    56m 46s

    Probing the harsh and often brutal discrimination that has made it extremely difficult for African-Americans to establish a middle-class standard of living. Through dramatic historical footage and deeply moving personal interviews, AGAINST ALL ODDS: THE FIGHT FOR A BLACK MIDDLE CLASS explores the often frustrated efforts of black families to pursue the American dream.

  • Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now

    26m 46s

    A re-examination of the series, EYES ON THE PRIZE, from the filmmakers’ perspective, and viewpoint of civil rights activists then and now. This intergenerational dialogue takes the civil rights movement and places it under a microscope – revisiting, reframing and re-asking key questions while contextualizing those issues in a contemporary way.

Extras + Features

  • Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now - John Lewis: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now - John Lewis

    4m 28s

    Student activist Jonathan Butler and Congressman John Lewis discuss the award-winning documentary series "Eyes on the Prize," and the Civil Rights Movement then and now, including Congressman Lewis's own experiences. He also offers advice to the activists of the movement today. From the WORLD Channel special, "Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now."

  • Come Together: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Come Together

    30s

    In a post-election era in which the nation is divided on the issues, there is still unity among its citizens. WORLD Channel presents the real-life stories of people coming together for their fellow man, woman, child and planet - individuals, young and old; a community's educators and students; citizens and scientists with technology; and neighbors from all walks of life.

  • Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now - The Landscape Today: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now - The Landscape Today

    2m 19s

    Police Brutality. Housing & Education Segregation. Economic Injustice. Today's landscape in America is one that is troubling. Civil Rights leaders, educators and journalists discuss the divisive issues challenging diverse populations in the United States, and the hopes for the current and next generations to come. From the WORLD Channel special, "Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now."

  • Warrior Women | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Warrior Women | Promo

    30s

    During the American Indian Movement, mothers & daughters like Madonna Thunder Hawk & Marcy Gilbert fought for indigenous rights, protecting families and their way of life. WARRIOR WOMEN explores what it means to balance a movement with motherhood as the activist legacy is passed down from generation to generation in the face of a government that has continually met native resistance with violence.

  • WORLD Channel: Eyes on the Prize - The Keys to the Kingdom: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    WORLD Channel: Eyes on the Prize - The Keys to the Kingdom

    30s

    In the 1970s, anti-discrimination legal rights gained in past decades by the Civil Rights Movement are put to the test. In Boston, some whites violently resist a federal court school desegregation order. In Atlanta, Maynard Jackson, the first black mayor, proves that affirmative action can work, but the Bakke Supreme Court case challenges it. From the award-winning doc series "Eyes on the Prize."

  • Our Voices: Asian-Pacific Americans: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Our Voices: Asian-Pacific Americans

    30s

    What is your identity? The answer may be as much about being Asian-Pacific as it is about being American for Asian Pacific Americans. Featuring the best of public media's documentaries, "Our Voices: Asian Pacific Americans" showcases stories by, about and for this community of difference. Join in on the conversation #MyAPALife!

  • Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now - Bree Newsome: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now - Bree Newsome

    3m

    Young men & women of the Civil Rights Movement became leaders by creating their own brand of protest from nonviolent sit-ins to the Freedom Summer of voter registration. Bree Newsome, who has been compared with Rosa Parks, speaks about the impact of youth activism, and how Trayvon Martin's death inspired her to become an activist. From the WORLD Channel special, "Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now."

  • Shot in Mexico | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Shot in Mexico | Trailer

    1m 30s

    Armed with a camera, a young American journalist chases a revolution in Mexico. But his journey ends tragically when he is caught in a gun battle, films his own murder, and sets two families – one American, one Mexican – on a cross-border quest for justice.

  • WORLD Channel: Eyes on the Prize - Back to the Movement: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    WORLD Channel: Eyes on the Prize - Back to the Movement

    30s

    Power and powerlessness. Pummeled by urban renewal, a lack of jobs, and police harassment, Miami's black community explodes in rioting. But in Chicago, a grassroots movement triumphs; frustrated by decades of unfulfilled promises made by the Democratic political machine, reformers install Harold Washington as Chicago's first black mayor. From the award-winning doc series "Eyes on the Prize."

  • WORLD Channel: Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now - Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    WORLD Channel: Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now - Trailer

    1m

    A re-examination of the series, Eyes on the Prize, from the filmmakers’ perspective, and viewpoint of civil rights activists then and now. This intergenerational dialogue takes the civil rights movement and places it under a microscope – revisiting, reframing and re-asking key questions while contextualizing those issues in a contemporary way. Narrated by Aloe Blacc.

  • Native American Heritage Month on WORLD Channel: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Native American Heritage Month on WORLD Channel

    30s

    Native people are storytellers. Today, with camera in hand, Native filmmakers bring those stories to life on screen. November is an opportunity to raise up the voices of Indigenous communities in the Americas. WORLD Channel, with Vision Maker Media, invites you to listen to the voices from Native America today through a collection of 45 programs made by and about Native storytellers. #WORLDxNAHM

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