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Eat White Dirt
Discover the oddly spellbinding personal, cultural and scientific history of the deeply transgressive and often misunderstood practice of consuming earth, a phenomenon known as geophagy. The film collects and combines the experiences, processes and explanations of people who eat white dirt with information from the scientists who study the phenomenon.
By Adam Forrester.
Exiled by family and rejected by an ex, 17-year-old Jasmine finds new love and the courage to become Cole, a strong-willed transgender man, in this powerful verite portrait of trans life in rural North Carolina. Cole's candid humor and steadfast Christian beliefs counter the bigotry he experiences daily.
By Hillevi Loven and executive produced by Susan Sarandon.
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).
A look at how locals are finding ways to coexist with their animal neighbours in Australia and Bangladesh.KCET Original
Pakistan’s prime minister compares Indian government to Nazis; police fires tear gas at protesters in Hong Kong; Iran’s leader says it needs no help protecting the gulf; and a teenager sails across the Atlantic to bring awareness to climate change.KCET Original
A shocking defeat for Argentina’s president pushes the country’s currency to a record low; 100s of protestors defy a security lockdown in Kashmir as Muslims mark the Eid holiday; Iran’s foreign minister warns the U.S. about deploying forces to the gulf.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 world’s largest land predator is under threat, and George is heading to Canada’s far north to see how polar bears are coping with their rapidly changing climate.KCET Original
Sick of the stereotypes in queer narratives, dancer Jacob Tamata puts his all into directing his first ever vogue performance.
The Kashmir crisis prompts an emergency session of the U.N. security council; rights groups accuse the police in Zimbabwe of using excessive force; and a seized Iranian oil tanker prepares to sail despite objections from the U.S.
The West African country of Mali is a birthplace of the blues, yet today, the music and musicians of Mali are in grave danger.
Iranian oil tanker detained by the U.K. for 43 days is released; two U.S. congresswomen attack a ban on them entering Israel; Pakistani and Indian forces exchange fire in Kashmir; six European countries agree to take in migrants stranded at sea.
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