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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
6 Seasons, 102 Episodes
September 9, 2012
Cast: Natasha Del Torro
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  • 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.

  • Family members, colleagues and friends recall cattleman Kirk Hanna, a leader in the environmental ranching movement focused on protecting the West from development and misuse.

  • Prescription drug abuse runs rampant in the Appalachian town of Oceana, W.Va.

  • Three families hoping to conceive a child enter a contest offering a free round of in vitro fertilization.

  • Eddy Zheng pursues freedom and rehabilitation after serving more than 20 years in prison for crimes he committed when he was 16.

  • Dinesh Sabu, whose parents died when he was six, journeys across the U.S. and India to learn more about them.

  • Filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi explores how Japanese heritage influenced his Japanese-American family before and after World War II.

  • In 2012, The Vatican censured American nuns. "Radical Grace" follows three U.S. nuns, who refused to back down and continued to challenge the patriarchal system, are willing to lose it all and risk their place within the Catholic Church for their devotion to social justice and to meet their higher calling - to apply their faith to action.

  • A New Color - The Art of Being Edythe Boone focuses on the life and work of muralist, activist and educator, Edythe (Edy) Boone, a self-taught artist from East Harlem who moved to the San Francisco Bay area in search of a safe environment for her children. Filmed over five years, filmmaker Marlene "Mo" Morris follows Boone, the spirited and captivating septuagenarian who became an artist/activist simply because empowering and building community is “the right thing to do.” Concerned about the exceedingly high number of senseless deaths amongst young Black men in the U.S., Boone uses these injustices as part of the narrative in her murals.

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