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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.

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.

Episodes

  • 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

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

    WORLD Channel: Eyes on the Prize - Fighting Back

    30s

    States' rights loyalists and federal authorities collide over integration and segregation; Arkansas' Central High School in 1957 (Little Rock Nine), and the University of Mississippi in 1962 (James Meredith). Both times, a Southern governor squares off with a U.S. president, violence erupts...and integration is carried out. From the award-winning documentary series "Eyes on the Prize."

  • America Lost | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    America Lost | Promo

    30s

    AMERICA LOST explores America’s “forgotten cities” - Youngstown, OH, Memphis, TN and Stockton, CA. Through a series of stories, the film shows the dramatic decline of once prosperous communities. The film sheds light on how crumbling economic and social institutions have created a gap between the haves and have nots while also offering hope for rebuilding America’s “forgotten” from the bottom up.

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

    Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now - Why EyesonthePrize Matters

    2m 33s

    Why does "Eyes on the Prize" matter today? The series filmmakers speak about the voices of the ordinary people who became extraordinary activists, and how the stories of the Civil Rights Movement continue to resonate today in the events in Baltimore and Ferguson. From the WORLD Channel special, "Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now."

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

    We the Young People | Promo

    30s

    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.

  • Mi Historia: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Mi Historia

    20s

    Mi Historia celebrates Latino stories and culture during Hispanic Heritage Month 2016. In partnership with PBS, American Documentary, Latino Public Broadcasting and WORLD Channel.

  • WORLD Channel: Eyes on the Prize-Ain't Scared of Your Jails: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    WORLD Channel: Eyes on the Prize-Ain't Scared of Your Jails

    30s

    Black college students take a leadership role in the civil rights movement; the lunch counter sit-in movement starts in Greensboro, North Carolina and spreads to 69 cities in the South. "Freedom Riders" try to desegregate interstate travel, which the Supreme has banned twice, but are brutally attacked as they travel through Alabama & Mississippi. From the award-winning series "Eyes on the Prize."

  • America Lost | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    America Lost | Trailer

    1m 54s

    AMERICA LOST explores America’s “forgotten cities” - Youngstown, OH, Memphis, TN and Stockton, CA. Through a series of stories, the film shows the dramatic decline of once prosperous communities. The film sheds light on how crumbling economic and social institutions have created a gap between the haves and have nots while also offering hope for rebuilding America’s “forgotten” from the bottom up.

  • 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."

  • 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?

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