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Experience the personal stories behind the headlines. Devoted to telling stories that humanize complex issues, WORLD shares the best of public media in news, documentaries, and informational programming that helps us understand conflicts, movements and cultures. WORLD's focus is on its original content, offering a national platform to makers examining issues too often ignored by mainstream media.

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.

Episodes

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Extras + Features

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

    Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now - Making of EyesonthePrize

    2m 40s

    Filmmaker Henry Hampton was inspired to tell the history of the Civil Rights Movement from marching to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. For the black & white, men & women production team, the challenges of producing the six films for Series I of "Eyes on the Prize" ranged from budget to stories. This is the "Making Of." From the WORLD Channel special, "Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now."

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

    The Conversation Remix | Trailer

    1m 30s

    Exploring the present catharsis following the death of George Floyd, we dive into how the current uprising is impacting communities, and how we can contribute to discussions about racial justice reform. This remix of the 2015 'A Conversation about Race' series is a vibrant collage of people’s lives and experiences, which powerfully frame and illustrate the reckoning that is happening around us.

  • State of Re: Union: Pilot - Tease : asset-mezzanine-16x9

    State of Re: Union: Pilot - Tease

    54s

    In the wake of the Gabriel Giffords shooting and Arizona’s legislative attempts to cleanse the state of undocumented immigrants, it would be easy to think Tucson is a community that’s lost its balance, that’s grown hard, insulated and frightened. But as we’ll see Tucson is a community that’s facing issues that are forging new alliances while severing others.

  • Remembering Charleston | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Remembering Charleston | Promo

    30s

    From the historic sanctuary of Charleston's Mother Emanuel, Beryl Dakers talks with Rev. Betty Clark, Rev. Joe Darby, former S.C. legislator Bakari Sellers and Malcolm Graham. The conversation focuses on the reaction after nine people were murdered during Bible study, and what is left to be done for this community and country to continue to heal.

  • WORLD Channel: Eyes on the Prize - No Easy Walk: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    WORLD Channel: Eyes on the Prize - No Easy Walk

    30s

    The civil rights movement discovers the power of mass demonstrations with success and failure. Under the leadership of the very visible Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., the triumphant March on Washington, D.C. in 1963 shows a mounting national support for civil rights. And President John F. Kennedy proposes the Civil Rights Act. From the award-winning documentary series "Eyes on the Prize."

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

    Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope | Promo

    30s

    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?

  • WORLD Channel: Eyes on the Prize - Two Societies: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    WORLD Channel: Eyes on the Prize - Two Societies

    30s

    While Martin Luther King, Jr. and SCLC assist Chicago's civil rights leaders in a struggle against segregated housing, a police raid in a black Detroit neighborhood sparks an uprising leaving 43 people dead. Upon investigation, the Kerner Commission finds that America is becoming "two societies, one black, one white, separate & unequal." From the award-winning doc series "Eyes on the Prize."

  • WORLD Channel Promo Reel: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    WORLD Channel Promo Reel

    3m 5s

    WORLD Channel seeks to provide an alternative view of public media content in a new digital age.

  • Chasing the Dream: A PBS NewsHour Weekend Special | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Chasing the Dream: A PBS NewsHour Weekend Special | Promo

    30s

    There were no bigger issues fueling the 2016 election than jobs and the increasing number of Americans who feel that a recovering economy simply passed them by. From the rural towns of Eastern Kentucky to the heart of Silicon Valley, stories of struggles and solutions — and new light on the growing economic divide felt by millions of Americans.

  • WORLD Channel: Eyes on the Prize - Miss.: Is This America?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    WORLD Channel: Eyes on the Prize - Miss.: Is This America?

    30s

    Mississippi's grassroots civil rights movement becomes an American concern when college students travel south to help register black voters; three activists - two white students and one black local - are murdered. The inclusive Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party challenges the Mississippi delegation at the Democratic Convention. From the award-winning documentary series "Eyes on the Prize."

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

    Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope | Trailer

    2m 34s

    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?

  • WORLD Channel: Eyes on the Prize - Power!: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    WORLD Channel: Eyes on the Prize - Power!

    30s

    The call for Black Power takes on various forms in black America: Carl Stokes is elected as the first black mayor of a major American city; the Black Panther Party, armed with books, programs & guns, is born; and substandard teaching practices prompt parents to gain educational control of a school district leading to a union showdown. From the award-winning documentary series "Eyes on the Prize."

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