Divided City | Link TV
Monuments to the Confederacy permeate the American South. Emotions run high and tensions mount when, in 2015, the New Orleans city council convenes a public debate over the fate of its Confederate statues. As the council prepares to vote, Divided City reveals deep divisions about the history and symbolism of the monuments, and their place in the public space and in the South.
Produced and directed by Katie Mitchell & Andrea B. Scott.
Meet two unforgettable women — a fiery, pro-coal right-winger and a tenacious, environmentalist grandmother whose lives collide when a mine disaster shatters their community. Filmed over seven years, the pair's courageous story underscores the need for reconciliation as they take on a rogue industry to help heal their Appalachian Mountain community.
By Chad Stevens.
Between 1933 and 1974, the state of North Carolina ran one of the most aggressive eugenics programs, sterilizing more than 7,600 men, women and children. This film follows the journey of survivors, legislators and journalists who insist the state confront its role in the tragic, forced sterilization of thousands of Americans thought to have "undesirable" genetics.
By Dawn Sinclair Shapiro.
Come along with colorful characters carrying on a cherished Mardi Gras tradition as they gather at the epicenter of all things costuming — the family-owned Jefferson Variety fabric and craft store. The film highlights the creativity and personal expression linked in the cultural identity and narrative of New Orleans and provides a deeper look into the significance of costuming and the carnival season.
By Lindsey Phillips and Lauren Domino.
A story about farming, fragility, and a fight to save the family business. Randy Lewis struggles to save his dairy farm in the piedmont region of North Carolina, where dozens of family-owned dairies have disappeared. While keeping the business afloat, Randy also hosts one of the only true old-time barn dances left in the region, keeping the tradition alive and the community that loves it.
By Ted Richardson (Encore Presentation).
Due to his immigration status, family man Miguel Cortes must make a tough choice. After an unexpected traffic stop, a North Carolina judge has offered Miguel 120 days to get his affairs in order and self-deport to Mexico - leaving his wife and two daughters. Will he leave for Mexico or disappear into the shadows in his adopted homeland?
By Ted Roach
A documentary about the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy.KCET Original
Rising tensions in northwest Syria as Turkey condemns a government airstrike that narrowly missed its army convoy.KCET Original
Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte resigns; thousands disembark from a mediterranean rescue ship after 19 days stranded at sea; rebels withdraw from a key town in Syria; a Catholic cardinal appeals his abuse conviction.KCET Original
"earthrise" sets off on a month-long journey around Antarctica to study the effects of climate change on the continent.KCET Original
The West African country of Mali is a birthplace of the blues, yet today, the music and musicians of Mali are in grave danger.KCET Original
Sudan’s new prime minister is sworn into a joint military-civilian sovereign council; two die in the first Kashmir gun battle; record number of forest fires sweep through Brazil’s Amazon; German chancellor challenges Britain’s new PM to create new Brexit
"Freedom Fighters," which profiles three remarkable women battling for equal rights in one of the world's most dangerous countries for women.
A controversial spy is lauded by some for fighting terrorism and derided by others who claim she finds terror plots where none exist.
Off the coast of West Africa, George heads to a remote volcanic island where a river of molten lava is engulfing a mountain village.
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