No Longer Invisible: The Disability Community During COVID-19
When the pandemic created alternative work environments globally, employees with disabilities, especially those with invisible disabilities like mental health conditions, are now being more widely recognized and accommodated within the workforce.
What to Watch: Indigenous Peoples' Day
Many cities and states now recognize the former Columbus Day – the second Monday of October – as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in order to rethink our perspective behind American holidays while celebrating Native American history and culture, paying tribute to Indigenous peoples and their contributions to our nation. This Indigenous Peoples’ Day, watch films about Native peoples and their unique experiences.
"The Good Road" Seeks Out 'Philanthropology' Around the World
In THE GOOD ROAD, Earl Bridges and Craig Martin – longtime philanthropists and best friends – trek around the world to meet people who are making a difference in their communities. In season two, the hosts explore places closer to home like Virginia, South Carolina and Puerto Rico, and destinations abroad such as India and the Burmese border, where the duo discovers inspiring change-makers and the limitless power of good.
October Films to Watch: Diversity Awareness Month
As social and political tensions flare up around the world, now more than ever it is critical to explore and embrace humanity’s differences. Each of the films offered on WORLD this month highlight our individual differences, reminding us of the very vulnerable, yet rewarding, human experience.
'Facing the Dragon' Filmmaker Speaks on Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan, Women's Rights and the Role of the West
In 'Facing the Dragon,' filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi introduced us to Nilofar and Shakila, two women working in Afghanistan as the U.S. began withdrawing aid and troops. The filmmaker speaks with WORLD Channel in 2021 to speak to how the two women – and the country as a whole – are faring as the Taliban take control over Afghanistan once again.
COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Reveals Public Health Failures for BIPOC
As the U.S. continues to fight COVID-19, vaccines have become the most efficient way of curbing the virus, but a hesitancy in Americans to get vaccinated threatens to delay the process. Who are the unvaccinated, and why do they harbor doubts?
20 Years Later: Reflecting on 9/11 & Healing Through Action
Twenty years ago, the world was changed forever on September 11, 2001. Since then, life as we know it has been altered and families have rebuilt amid devastation, but we never forget the tragedy experienced that day. Upon two decades since the attacks, we come together to remember those lost and reflect on how we've moved forward.
‘Stories from the Stage’ Veteran Storyteller Pens Memoir
Storyteller Mark Redmond, who appeared on season 1 of ‘Stories from the Stage,’ talks about his new memoir, 'Called,' and details his 20-year career as executive director at Spectrum Youth and Family Services in Burlington, VT. Vermont Public Radio’s ‘Morning Edition’ host Mitch Wertlieb and morning news editor Matthew F. Smith spoke with Redmond about his book, and WORLD checked back in with him ahead of the season 5 premiere of ‘Stories from the Stage.’
September 11: Never Forgotten
On September 11, 2001, the United States was forever changed. While reflecting on the loss Americans suffered, and the resilience of our nation over the last two decades, WORLD Channel shares stories of remembrance, fortitude and aftermath, including a special episode of ‘Stories from the Stage,’ the story of two Afghan women navigating life and motherhood while the U.S. withdraws its troops, and special FRONTLINE coverage from the months following the attacks.
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.