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Those who are interested in history will find that this show gives a quick lesson. There are a total of 26 independent films that comprise the series. Each show is about 60 to 90 minutes long. The culture of the United States is explored as well as domestic events and ideas of the past and present.

Popular topics that are discussed include healthcare reform, immigration and politics. Viewers of the show will see a snapshot of these ideas in a way that will glorify the country in some cases and that will be an eye-opener in other situations. Shows are unfiltered, and nothing is left to the imagination. Brutal honesty is given by those who are in the films. The show goes all the way back to Native American life to stories of the current battles in Iran. Some pieces voice opinions while others are simply facts that are stated in front of the camera.

Sunday 8:00 PM et/pt on WORLD TV
7 Seasons, 107 Episodes
September 9, 2012
Kids & Family
7.6/10
Cast: Natasha Del Toro As Herself
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  • Acclaimed director Rodney Evans takes viewers on a personal journey as he ponders how the deterioration of his vision will impact his life and work as a filmmaker. Interviewing blind and low vision artists - a photographer, a dancer and a writer - Evans embarks on a quest to learn how other artists have continued to create art and how their journeys might serve as inspiration for his own.

  • A loving and insightful portrait of two transgender siblings - Luca and Ren - and their parents, set in the changing social climate following the 2016 presidential election. LITTLE MISS WESTIE takes audiences behind the scenes as the family navigates puberty, school, dating and more as the children begin living in their authentic genders and Ren participates in the Lil' Miss Westie Pageant.

  • TUTWILER takes audiences into Alabama's only maximum security women's penitentiary, Julia Tutwiler Prison, and explores the Alabama Prison Birth Project, helping expectant and new mothers learn childbirth and parenting skills while dealing with the pain of being separated from their children.

  • JADDOLAND is an intimate portrait of the work and process of visual artist Lahib Jaddo while offering a fresh look at the immigrant story in America. Through an exploration of Jaddo's art and connections to her life in Texas, the film also drafts a unique picture of how art can help both the creator and the audience make sense of familial and cultural connections, loss, perseverance and life.

  • Transporting viewers to Missouri towns - then all-Black Kinloch and the all-white community of Ferguson, examining the shared histories and deep racial divides affecting both. Through recordings, photographs and recollections, WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDS draws parallels between a 1960s dispute over a physical barricade erected between the towns and the 2014 shooting death by police of Michael Brown.

  • Follow the creation of a two-mile long ephemeral art installation by Native Americans artists Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist, known as "Postcommodity." Their piece "Repellent Fence" installs floating balloons north and south of the border to represent a metaphorical "stitching" together of the United States and Mexico.

  • San Francisco’s Five Keys Charter School: the first high school of its kind in the U.S. designed to provide incarcerated adults the opportunity to earn a high school diploma to prepare them for successful reintegration into their communities. THE CORRIDOR invites viewers to ask: is education the first step along the pathway to restorative justice?

  • BEYOND THE WALL revolves around former prisoner Louie Diaz as he works to guide formerly incarcerated men safely through the minefield of life outside of jail. By helping others, Louie is able to maintain his own sobriety and preserve his freedom. But for those with little to no support from the criminal justice system, how will they find hope?

  • MILWAUKEE 53206 introduces viewers to a community with the highest rate of incarcerated African American men. The film unfolds through the stories of postal code 53206 residents directly impacted by imprisonment: Beverly Walker and her husband Baron, Chad Wilson, and Dennis Walton, who is creating a support system for men seeking re-entry.

  • Follow a year in the life of coach, counselor and founder Marlon Wharton, and his class of young Black males as he strives to rewrite future prospects for his students. Witness a brotherhood of young men as they support each other and chase their ultimate dreams: to maintain their position as national step champions and to be accepted into college.

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