How Music Shaped 'For the Love of Rutland'
In America ReFramed's 'For the Love of Rutland,' Stacie Griffin contends with divisive opinion and politics in her small town of Rutland, VT when Syrian refugees are welcomed into town. Musician Emily Rice, who composed the soundtrack and score for 'For the Love of Rutland,' and director and producer Jennifer Maytorena Taylor spoke with America ReFramed about how the music for the film came together and what they hope it conveys to audiences.
Fannie Lou Hamer: From Home to History
Who was Fannie Lou Hamer? Growing up the Mississippi Delta, Mrs. Hamer did not become involved in activism and politics until her mid-40s. Director Joy Davenport and Executive Producers Monica Land and Selena Lauterer speak to how Fannie Lou Hamer's personal life helped shaped her story in 'Fannie Lou Hamer's America.'
AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange Returns for Season 14
Season 14 of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange returns this April with five new episodes chronicling social movements and influential leaders from the African Diaspora in Liverpool, Tunisia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and more. This season, AfroPoP aims to showcase contemporary Black stories, celebrating the diversity of cultures and experiences of the diaspora around the world.
The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence: Community Trauma & Healing
In an exclusive interview, community advocates share how gun violence has affected their lives and what they hope community and film can do for prevention advocacy. Tina M. McDuffie speaks with SOL Development artist Brittany Tanner; 'Heaven: Can You Hear Me?' filmmaker and lawyer Terrence L. Pitts; and co-founder of prevention organization Operation LIPSTICK (Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner City Killing) Ruth Rollins.
Her Story: What to Watch During Women’s History Month
Throughout the course of history, women have always created waves, pushing boundaries to be seen and heard. During the month of March, WORLD Channel shines a light on the extraordinary icons who have paved the way for those who would follow, and the everyday women who embody immeasurable strength in smaller yet equally powerful ways. Watch films like 'For the Love of Rutland,' 'Fannie Lou Hamer's America' and 'Dear Homeland' to explore how women make change, big and small.
Gun Violence: Healing as a Community
Gun violence casts a much wider net of hardship than what the public is typically exposed to; it’s a crisis that devastates entire families and communities in a single moment. The personal toll of gun violence is explored in three films which underscore the trauma that is often unheard but very much a part of the whole story: Heaven: Can You Hear Me?, When the Waters Get Deep and Circle Up.
Amplifying Black Voices: What to Watch During Black History Month
The United States has only recognized Black History Month for a few decades, but Black history in America extends far beyond 1976 and the 28 days to celebrate and honor accomplishments of the Black community. This month, filmmakers bring authentic voices representing distinctive perspectives to life on screen.
A New Normal: Students Share Perspectives on Education During COVID
Student co-hosts Kate Nakamura, a junior at Kaua’i High School in Hawaii, and Terry Jones Jr., a first-year college student in Alabama, talk to PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs on what their "new normal" looks like at school during the pandemic. Watch Our New Normal: How Teens Are Redefining School Life on Jan. 25 at 7p ET.
The Best of WORLD in 2021: Documentaries Through a BIPOC Lens
Over the last year, while the world has faced unprecedented obstacles, it has also celebrated its share of triumphs. WORLD Channel showcased dozens of films and features in 2021 that covered a breadth of stories relevant to the times we live in. Explore our best-of list of documentaries and look for what’s new to come in 2022.
Transforming America: What to Watch on WORLD in January 2022
January marks a brand new start and serves as a moment to pause and reflect on the past year. As we enter a midterm election year, social inequality issues remain front of mind as we recognize the urgent work that must be done to transform America into a more equitable society. This month, watch films that represent a changing America by examining human rights, economic impacts, and the resilience of communities.