Link Voices | Link TV
"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.
A powerful documentary that exposes the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. From the territorial expansionist policies that decimated the young economies of Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, "Harvest of Empire" provides an unflinching look at the origins of the growing Latino presence in the United States.
The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. Weaving together their lives on and off the track, "Speed Sisters" takes you on a surprising journey into the drive to go further and faster than anyone thought you could.
'Inside Job" provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia.
Fourteen-year-old Laura Dekker sets out — camera in hand — on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura finds herself far from land, family and unwanted attention, exploring the world in search of freedom, adventure, and distant dreams of her early youth at sea.
The award-winning SXSW film "Los Wild Ones" follows the lives of Irishman Reb Kennedy - "the most infuriating, difficult man you can't help but love" - and the artists on his LA indie label, Wild Records. Wild is composed of young Hispanic musicians who write and perform '50s-style rock 'n' roll that insiders call a hybrid of rockabilly and punk rock. Raw and unfiltered, the film delivers an honest look at the label's ethos and unconventional but tight-knit family of Reb, the father figure, and his 'kids.'