March Films & Features: What to Watch on WORLD
This month WORLD Channel explores films highlighting various themes that deal with race and politics, empowering women, struggles of working-class rural America, and the identity of home - a sense of belonging and community. In Lordstown, Ohio, witness a community at a crossroads: families must choose between staying and losing their only means of employment or moving away from the only home they know. Only miles away in Youngstown, a new generation of activists envision what their town could be after the steel mill industry shuts down. And a year after COVID-19 seized the nation, we re-visit three doctors who bravely fought the unknown to care for the people who needed them the most. Watch stories of women breaking through the glass ceiling and leading, a country grappling with race and a world working to recover from an ongoing pandemic.
Celebrating Women and Their Stories on WORLD
In a year of the unexpected, we are surrounded by women who are persevering through one of the most difficult times for mothers, daughters and sisters. Yet they continue to make it their life's mission to open the doors for the generations to come. In March, WORLD shares the stories of women and girls who have defied social norms for the opportunity at equality with films by and about women.
Co-Producers of “The Area” Open Up About The Five-Year Fight Against Community Displacement
Deborah Payne is an activist dedicated to community development on Chicago’s South Side. David Schalliol is an associate professor of sociology at St. Olaf College. The Chicago-based duo met after Schalliol read about a local demolition project in the predominantly Black neighborhood of Englewood -- Payne was one of the residents leading the fight against displacement. THE AREA weaves the story about the disproportionate harm that structural racism has done to Black communities, while illustrating the hope and promise neighbors find in one another as they fight for their homes.
Q&A: Meet the Filmmakers Who Documented Milwaukee's Voter Suppression Crisis
Miela Fetaw and Brad Lichtenstein, the joint producers and directors of Metcalfe Park: Black Vote Rising, tells a story of voter suppression in Milwaukee. The film follows a mother-daughter duo who are making sure they organize their community so that the votes in their Black community count in the Presidential election.
50 States, 50 Stories: What Connects Us to the State Where We Live?
States of America started with a simple premise: What is it that connects us to the state where we live? How does this place define us? Documentary filmmaker Brad Barber set out to make one short documentary about one person in each state exploring these ideas.
A Warrior’s Allegiance: Welcoming Native Veterans Home
Serving in the military is significant and meaningful to Native people. In many Native Nations, veterans are regularly honored and recognized at community gatherings, including powwows, as part of the opening and closing activities.
"Battleground" Filmmaker Essay: Bridging the Political Divide in Lehigh Valley
I am a first-generation U.S. Indian immigrant in America. I live with my two sons, my husband and my mother in a tight-knit ethnic enclave in New Jersey. On November 3rd, 2016, my world changed when the America I knew of changed. Trump’s victory unsettled me.
Race & Voting Rights: The All-Too Familiar Battle for the Ballot
A closer look at the rapidly changing demographic: How and when we got the vote may help us to keep it.
Wisconsin GOP leaders made it harder to vote, especially for Black residents
Changes in the past decade - and now a pandemic - have added hurdles to voting. Says one advocate: ‘We used to be like the gold standard of voting’
5 Reasons Why Conspiracy Theories Thrive Around National Tragedies
Conspiracy theories are everywhere - and in the age of social media, they’re hard to escape. But why do they flourish so easily, even when we have so much information at our fingertips? According to Pulling The Thread, a new digital series on WORLD Channel, our brains have a lot to do with it.