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What is this thing we call race? Where did the idea come from? “Race: The Power of an Illusion” investigates race in society, science, and history.
The story of how ordinary Americans, black and white, in the North and South struggled to reconstruct their lives in the years 1863-1877, after the Civil War.
A child's nightmare unfolds in Ji-li Jiang's chronicle of the excesses of Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution in China in the late 1960s.
Ji-Li Jiang brings her memoir to life in this film, telling her personal story of survival during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century--China’s Cultural Revolution.
Barbara Sonneborn explores the meaning of war and loss on a human level by going on a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed.
Journalist Nicholas Kristof travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate the growing humanitarian crisis. He highlights individuals whose stories reflect the country’s horrific situation.
Born out of centuries of conflict and experimentation, America's public school system is one of the nation's most significant--but still evolving--achievements.
This documentary recounts the history of a group of African American men who were victims of a racist mishap of justice that became a national controversy.
A 13-year-old boy launches a campaign to overturn the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gays.
Sergio Vieira de Mello, a U.N. diplomat, devoted his life to humanitarianism and worked in some of the world’s most volatile regions, including Baghdad--where he was killed in 2003.
This is the story of Lt. General Romeo Dallaire’s frustrated efforts to stop the madness of the Rwandan Genocide, despite the complete indifference of his superiors.
Sholem Aleichem, an iconic Yiddish writer, portrayed Jewish life in czarist Russia through his stories, which were the bases for the Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof.