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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?

Episodes

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • #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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • Battleground | Promo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Battleground | Promo

    30s

    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.

  • Battleground | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Battleground | Trailer

    2m 40s

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Resistance at Tule Lake | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Resistance at Tule Lake | Trailer

    2m 6s

    The dominant narrative of the World War II incarceration of Japanese-Americans has been that they behaved as a “model minority” - cooperating without protest and proving their patriotism by enlisting in the Army. RESISTANCE AT TULE LAKE overturns that myth by telling the long-suppressed story of Tule Lake Segregation Center.

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