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American Dream Deferred
"American Dream Deferred" follows New York University graduate student William Caballero, who is juggling family with the challenges of breaking the cycle of issues that has kept relatives from reaching their dreams. He turns the camera on his Puerto Rican-American family to examine U.S. health care and culture, and to explore his and family’s dreams. It begs the ultimate question: who attains their American Dream?
Every four years, the Navajo Nation elects its president, whom many consider the most powerful Native American in the country. Frustrated about the lack of progress in the reservation, Moroni Benally, a witty academic LGBTQ candidate with radical ideas, hopes to defeat the incumbent president. "Moroni for President" follows the political newcomer's grueling, lonely campaign. Fraught with challenges, Moroni soon discovers that theory and a platform does not necessarily prepare you for the daily dirt of politics and the unpredictability of voter's choice.
"Surviving Home" uncovers a detrimental gap between military veterans and the civilian populace they protected, while also exposing a culture of silence that prevents many veterans from talking about their experiences in war. Audiences are introduced to a diverse community of veterans who have discovered inspiring ways not only to survive but also to thrive back home, transforming their lives, and continuing their service to others.
Battles over blood quantum and "best interests" resurface the untold history of America’s Indian Adoption Era — a time when nearly one-third of children were removed from tribal communities nationwide. As political scrutiny over Indian child welfare intensifies, an adoption survivor helps others find their way home through song and ceremony.
Prop 13, the campaign to slash property taxes, launched a tax revolt that continues today.KCET Original
The Watts Towers Arts Center was born out of the resilience of 1960s Black L.A.KCET Original
Highlights from the Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum and Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festivals.KCET Original
"Purple" captures everyday Americans with opposing viewpoints in rural Wisconsin addressing their differences on privilege, work ethic, government, and the social safety net.KCET Original
A race against the coronavirus that Europe is losing; the WHO wants governments to speed up their response.KCET Original
In a powerful and moving journey, Indonesian correspondent Anne Barker follows Alis Sumiaputra and a group of Timor-born adults as they return to their country of birth to reunite with their families. For Alis, there is pain, guilt, joy and an awakening.
Three residents in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas find their lives upended by plans to build a US-Mexico border wall.
Mexico City is the largest city in the Western hemisphere but many still see this megalopolis as a village — or as a patchwork of many villages.
"Purple" captures everyday Americans with opposing viewpoints in rural Wisconsin addressing their differences on privilege, work ethic, government, and the social safety net.