Herman's House | Link TV
Herman Wallace spent 41 years in a 6-by-9-foot cell in Louisiana, making him the the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in the United States. Imprisoned in 1967 for a robbery he admits, he was subsequently sentenced to life for a killing he vehemently denied. Herman was released in 2013 and died of liver cancer within days. "Herman's House" is a moving account of the remarkable expression his struggle found in an unusual project proposed by artist Jackie Sumell. Imagining Wallace's "dream home" began as a game and became an interrogation of justice and punishment in America. The film takes us inside the duo's unlikely 12-year friendship, revealing the transformative power of art.
Every year tens of thousands of people are driven by grinding poverty and conflict to leave their homes in Central and South America and journey through Mexico towards the U.S. They brave one of the world’s most dangerous journeys, traveling along a stretch of desert called the “corridor of death,” for the chance of a better, more secure life for themselves and their families.
Sepideh is a young Iranian woman who dreams of becoming an astronaut. At night, she stares up at the sky while taking lessons from a space fanatic who teaches schoolchildren about astronomy. At home, full of hope and longing, she watches recordings of the world's first female space tourist, Iranian-American, Anousheh Ansari.
When Sepideh's father died suddenly six years ago, she discovered that she could feel closer to him by watching the stars, and so her dream was born. But not everyone around her appreciates her boundless ambition.
In 1994 Rwanda suffered a devastating genocide. Close to a million were killed by neighbors, friends, even family.
The country has made great strides in economic recovery since then, but "people are not like roads and buildings" says Kiki Katese, pioneering Rwandan theater director. "How do we rebuild a human being?"
Kiki decided to start Ingoma Nshya, Rwanda's first and only women's drumming troupe, open to women from both sides of the conflict. There was only one requirement: to leave the categories of the past at the gate.
On the front line of the Syrian war, 30-year-old Commander Arian guides a female battalion towards the city of Kobane to release its people from the grip of ISIS in Alba Sotorra’s empowering tale of emancipation and freedom.
The West African country of Mali is a birthplace of the blues, a musical tradition later carried by the transatlantic slave trade to America's cotton fields. Yet today, the music and musicians of Mali are in grave danger. As fundamentalist Islam and sharia law become more widespread, dance and secular music are prohibited, musical instruments are destroyed, and musicians are forced to flee their homeland.
Iraqi protestors set fire to the Iranian consulate in Najaf.KCET Original
California’s Native peoples have lived with drought cycles for millennia and today, the Paiute are shepherding conversations around access to water resources, raising key questions about how our snowpack, streams and aquifers are used and maintained.KCET Original
A documentary about the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy.KCET Original
Alf confronts Nicky and starts a series of raids in an attempt to find evidence against Nicky and Marco.KCET Original
Four people are killed as crowds try to storm a U.N. camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo, accusing peacekeepers of failing to stop a wave of attacks.KCET Original
U.S. Congress asks legal experts if President Trump’s actions on Ukraine warrant impeachment. The majority say yes.
A damming impeachment report accuses Donald Trump of soliciting help from Ukraine’s president to boost his chances of reelection.
A fierce gun fight between a drug cartel and security forces drives up the death toll on what’s become Mexico’s worst day in history for homicides.
In the wake of the prisoner exchange, Doron disappears, Walid confronts Abu Ahmed about his tactics, and Moreno's boss threatens to dissolve the team.
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