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In 1952, gravedigger by day and bluesman by night Henry 'Gip' Gipson opened a ramshackle backyard juke joint in Alabama. Once scattered across the rural South, juke joints have become relics of the past. In the Spring of 2013, Gip's Place, the last juke joint in Alabama, was raided and ordered to shut down. Gip follows the battle to keep the blues alive.
Filmed and Directed by: Patrick Sheehan.
In the months leading up to the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, gay families in Alabama were busy fighting discriminatory state laws. "Alabama Bound" chronicles the roller-coaster ride for gay rights in the South, and a resilient community that lives with both frustration and hope in a place where the line between church and state is often blurred.
Directed by Lara Embry & Carolyn Sherer.
Henrietta Boggs, a reluctant Southern belle, finds her way to Central America in the 1940s, in search of freedom and adventure. Instead, she is swept up in political upheaval, when her new husband is elected president of Costa Rica. First Lady of the Revolution portrays a courageous woman who escaped the confines of a sheltered existence to help nurture a young democracy.
Produced and Directed by: Andrea Kalin.
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.
Jonah Bascle was an unconventional mayoral candidate, even by New Orleans standards: artist, comedian, disability-rights activist. Born with muscular dystrophy, Jonah raced against mortality throughout his twenties. Combining humor, political action, and a sense of urgency, Jonah Stands Up challenges stereotypes associated with differently-abled individuals in New Orleans.
Film by Hannah Engelson.
Following groups like “Guardians of the Forest,” we explore illegal lumber poaching in the forests of Brazil and Oregon, where citizens and scientists are working together to combat the illegal lumber trade.KCET Original
Roy explores the issues of equality and the emergence of a new culinary landscape since the advent of legalized recreational marijuana.KCET Original
A documentary about the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy.KCET Original
Explore takes us up-close and personal with brown bears living in Alaska’s Katmai National Park.KCET Original
The global demand for avocados is having a devastating impact on a drought-stricken community in Chile.KCET Original
Thousands of travelers are flocking to the Peruvian Amazon to chase the highs of the ayahuasca plant.
Defying a media ban, Eric Campbell goes undercover in the onetime socialist idyll of Venezuela.
A controversial spy is lauded by some for fighting terrorism and derided by others who claim she finds terror plots where none exist.
Donald Trump calls Iran a “nation of terror”; the WHO decides against declaring the recent ebola outbreak a global emergency; thousands of Brazilians protest the president’s pension reforms; and a Qatar discrimination case against the UAE is approved,