Oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. | Crude/Richard Smith

"Link Voices" is a unique collection of documentaries that show a range of perspectives, untold stories, and regional flavors. These films tackle topics including LGBT rights, homelessness, racism, and poverty through the eyes of the people closest to these issues. Enter the worlds of revolutionary artists, musicians, environmental activists, disabled individuals, and powerless communities.

Funding for the series is provided by grants from Millicent Bell, Alec Rhodes, and other KCETLink donors.

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Crude

Coming in the wake of rising global concerns about the continued supply of oil, and increasingly weird weather patterns, award-winning Australian filmmaker Richard Smith takes us through time: from the birth of oil deep in the dinosaur-inhabited past, to its ascendancy as the indispensable ingredient of modern life. Filmed on location in 11 countries across five continents, Smith consults the leading international scientific experts to join the dots between geology and economy and provide the big-picture view of oil.

Breath of Life

Explore the wisdom of the people wo sustainably live off the land, as this poignant documentary goes on a global journey to Europe, North America and Hawaii to get insightful commentaries from the world's greatest evolutionary biologists, psychologists and cultural leaders. Ponder humanity's effect on nature, and what we can all do to preserve our fragile planet.

American Dreamers

"American Dreamers" follows the journey of a group of five undocumented youth and an ally who risk their freedom by publicly coming out as undocumented and walking 3,000 miles across America's heartland to organize for immigrant rights.

Prison Songs

In Australia’s tropical Northern Territory over 800 inmates squeeze into the overcrowded Berrimah Prison. Berrimah is filled mainly with Aboriginal inmates, who battle the dirt, rats, mosquitoes and unbearable heat. Many come from remote communities where English isn t their first language and their traditional lore is in conflict with European rule of law. This thoughtful documentary musical gives a voice to these normally overlooked Australian citizens, tapping into their culture that uses song and dance to communicate.

 

 

Tapped

"Tapped" looks into the bottled water industry and its long-term effects socially, economically and ecologically. The filmmakers focused on industry giants such as PepsiCo and Nestlé Waters, visiting a town containing a Nestlé factory as well as running tests on the bottles the company uses for its products. Their results came back showing "several potentially harmful chemicals, some known carcinogens".