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The Well-Placed Weed
Growing up in rural South Carolina, celebrated American garden designer Ryan Gainey developed a love of plants at an early age. After moving to Atlanta in the 1970s, Ryan began designing gardens in affluent neighborhoods and around the world. A contradictory character, offensive and tender, artificial yet truly authentic, Ryan was known for his love of beauty and the ability to create it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marlise Munoz was 33 years old and 14 weeks pregnant when she suffered a pulmonary embolism and was pronounced brain-dead. Due to a little-known Texas law, the Munoz family was forced to keep Marlise on life support against her wishes. "62 Days" follows the Munoz family's journey from tragedy to activism as they fight to change this law, revealing the human toll behind a growing political trend.
Produced and directed by Rebecca Haimowitz.
Dan Parker, a world champion drag racer, struggles to adjust to his new reality after he is blinded in a fiery racing accident. Though visually impaired, Dan has not given up his love of working with his hands, or his love of racing. Driven Blind follows Dan's single-minded quest to find meaningful work and to get back behind the wheel.
Produced and directed by Scott E. Schimmel.
With unprecedented behind-the-scenes access at the Memphis Zoo, "See the Keepers" gets up close and personal with big cats, penguins, snakes, Komodo dragons, and their human caretakers. When Kofi the giraffe faces an uncertain future, the film bears witness to the complexity of caring for animals in captivity, and the love and fortitude of the keepers that care for them.
Produced and directed by Sara Kaye Larson and Joann Self Selvidge.
Artists created works to spark conversation about L.A. and sustainable futures.KCET Original
Prop 13, the campaign to slash property taxes, launched a tax revolt that continues today.KCET Original
"Purple" captures everyday Americans with opposing viewpoints in rural Wisconsin addressing their differences on privilege, work ethic, government, and the social safety net.KCET Original
They’re a familiar sight exercising and meditating in suburban parks around the world. A joint Foreign Correspondent-Background Briefing investigation delves into the opaque world of Falun Gong and its mysterious leader Master Li Hongzhi.KCET Original
President Trump says the U.S. will remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism once it compensates American victims and their families.KCET Original
Mexico City is the largest city in the Western hemisphere but many still see this megalopolis as a village — or as a patchwork of many villages.
They’re a familiar sight exercising and meditating in suburban parks around the world. A joint Foreign Correspondent-Background Briefing investigation delves into the opaque world of Falun Gong and its mysterious leader Master Li Hongzhi.
A blazingly original drama about how a boy and a cylinder full of explosives can overcome any obstacles life puts in their way.
"Purple" captures everyday Americans with opposing viewpoints in rural Wisconsin addressing their differences on privilege, work ethic, government, and the social safety net.