With a new year comes new resolutions and a new, or maybe refreshed, perspective. To start off 2023, WORLD presents films throughout January that focus on renewal and the ways in which we can lean on and uplift our communities in order to work toward collective goals. Watch along with us as we discover our first steps in 2023, and what is in store for the rest of the year as we keep you informed, entertained and enlightened.
THE AREA is the odyssey of a South Side Chicago neighborhood, where hundreds of Black American families are being expelled from their homes by a multi-billion-dollar freight company. The documentary film follows homeowner-turned-activist Deborah Payne, who vows to be "the last house standing," as she and her neighbors fight the displacement that looms ahead.
When Alison Bechdel received a coveted MacArthur Award for her best-selling graphic memoir Fun Home, it heralded the acceptance of LGBTQ+ comics in American culture. From DIY underground comix scene to mainstream acceptance, meet five smart and funny queer comics artists whose uncensored commentary left no topic untouched and explored art as a tool for social change.
FEATURES & HIGHLIGHTS
New year, new stories! This month on WORLD Channel, watch three brand new episodes of Stories from the Stage – plus, catch returning films exploring economic inequality, like The Area and The Place That Makes Us, on America ReFramed.
And on Jan. 16, the U.S. honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Explore our collection to watch films that reflect Dr. King’s influence and lasting message.
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In an effort to bridge gaps of inequality, explore films and features documenting stories of human rights, from modern slavery to personal freedoms.
America ReFramed, recent winner of the 2022 IDA Documentary Awards for the feature documentary, FANNIE LOU HAMER’s AMERICA, announces four new films premiering as part of its 11th season.
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How have Asian American communities left their mark on American culture? Presented by the Center for Asian American Media and NOVAC, The Sauce Fellowship is a new series of five short films by emerging Asian American filmmakers exploring the ways in which Asian American history, traditions and values have blended with and contributed to the diversity of the American South.
Brings to life compelling stories illuminating the contours of our ever-changing country.
DOC WORLD brings international documentaries from around the globe to a US audience.
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