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  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Latinx Films to Watch

    Each year, the United States recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, encouraging Americans to learn about the traditions and values that the Latinx community embodies. This Hispanic Heritage Month, WORLD Channel puts the spotlight on issues of inequity while celebrating the triumphs and joys of the Latinx community across borders through our collection of films.

  • Filmmaker Q&A: Raising the Curtain on Children’s Theater in NYC’s Chinatown

    New York City’s PS 124 school’s theater group has been the only Asian American team to compete in the renowned Junior Theater Festival. CURTAIN UP features the Chinatown theater club students on their journey of self-discovery and identity as they prepare for their musical production of Disney’s 'Frozen'. Go beyond the lens with filmmakers Hui Tong and Kelly Ng about their kids-eye view documentary.

  • Back-to-School: What to Watch on WORLD

    After COVID-19 upended the education experience, forcing students, parents and teachers to pivot to remote learning, schooling has returned to a sense of normalcy, with students able to once again connect with educators and classmates, restoring a sense of community. Watch films exploring the moments we can experience only in school and the influence that people we meet on this journey have on our personal development and success.

  • Cremation Is on the Rise in Black and Latino Communities During COVID-19, Funeral Professionals Say

    Burials, a cherished cultural tradition among these groups, have declined during the COVID-19 pandemic, funeral professionals say. Instead, more families of color are choosing cremation, citing economic hardship in a prolonged health crisis.

  • Filmmaker Q&A: 'Road Runners' Filmmakers Give The Rundown on Jamaica’s Biggest Track & Field Competition

    In Montego Bay, Jamaica, athletes from Spot Valley High School prepare to compete in the island’s greatest sporting event: Champs. Go beyond the lens with director Mike Todd and executive producer Lathan Hodge about their exciting yet personal track & field film.

  • Films to Watch August 2021

    Every two years, the Olympics brings people together from all over the world on the basis of a singular shared interest: sport. As we cheer on our favorite athletes – some from the stands, others from our homes – we are all connected for that moment in time.

  • In "Hindsight": COVID-19 Highlights Continuing Inequities for BIPOC in the South & Puerto Rico

    What does life in the American South and Puerto Rico look like for people of color? From the COVID-19 pandemic to racial reckonings, experience life through the lens of filmmakers from communities of color in HINDSIGHT, an initiative created by Firelight Media, Reel South and Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

  • Must-Watch Films to Celebrate the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics

    We’ve waited long enough, and now #Tokyo2020 is finally here! This month, the best athletes in the world will compete for the chance to win both medals and glory. As we await the scores of our favorite athletes, share in the love for and community of sports by watching WORLD Channel films that tell true, personal and diverse stories of the thrill of the games.

  • Filmmaker Q&A: Joe Brewster & Michèle Stephenson Remix the Conversation Around Race in America

    Two films from "The Conversation Remix," an update on the 2015 New York Times digital series "A Conversation on Race," are nominated in the 2021 PBS Short Film Festival. Filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson talk through their process and how they hope to offer thought-provoking angles to the subject of race in America.

  • Stories from the Stage: The Summer Podcast

    From the series that brings you extraordinary stories from ordinary people, Stories from the Stage: The Podcast is new this summer with episodes full of poignant, inspiring tales: Remarkable, real stories of love and loss, personal courage, everyday adventures, shocking revelations and unexpected triumphs that reveal our shared humanity.