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Let the Fire Burn Air date: 05-13-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365227336/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a deadly climax. Using only archival news coverage and interviews, this film brings to life one of the most tumultuous and largely forgotten clashes between government and citizens... /episodes/get/12682 /episode/12682 Independent Lens: Let the Fire Burn /episode-player/12682
A Fragile Trust Air date: 05-06-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365221475/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false This film reveals the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked The New York Times and the entire world of journalism. As an important chapter in the history of journalism, the Jayson Blair scandal is also a... /episodes/get/12582 /episode/12582 Independent Lens: A Fragile Trust /episode-player/12582
The Trials of Muhammad Ali Air date: 04-14-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365205244/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false This is the story of Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime... /episodes/get/12388 /episode/12388 Independent Lens: The Trials of Muhammad Ali /episode-player/12388
Brothers Hypnotic Air date: 04-08-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365199703/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The brotherhood of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is literal. Through an unorthodox upbringing, the eight boys were forged into a band as children by their father, Chicago jazz maverick Phil Cohran. Now as young men, making their way on the streets of New York and in the music business, with stardom... /episodes/get/12338 /episode/12338 Independent Lens: Brothers Hypnotic /episode-player/12338
Wham! Bam! Islam! Air date: 04-01-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2151623292/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false When a Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series based on the 99 virtues of Allah, he runs up against suspicion from Muslims and the harsh realities of the global marketplace. /episodes/get/1509 /episode/1509 Independent Lens: Wham! Bam! Islam! /episode-player/1509
Medora Air date: 04-01-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365195424/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A once-booming rural community with a thriving middle class has seen its factories and farms close as the population dwindles. A deeply personal look at small-town life, this film follows a down-but-not-out varsity basketball team as its struggles to compete parallel the town’s own fight for... /episodes/get/12154 /episode/12154 Independent Lens: Medora /episode-player/12154
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Episode 4: Have You Heard From Johannesburg
The most effective tactic in globalizing the fight against apartheid was the grassroots boycott and divestment campaign that targeted Western corporations doing business with the South African regime.
Air date: 01/19/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2188887505/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The most effective tactic in globalizing the fight against apartheid was the grassroots boycott and divestment campaign that targeted Western corporations doing business with the South African regime. /episodes/get/1487 /episode/1487 Independent Lens: Episode 4: Have You Heard From Johannesburg /episode-player/1487
Episode 5: Have You Heard From Johannesburg
The apartheid regime in Pretoria crumbles under pressure from a united popular uprising inside its borders, and crushing international pressure to reform. Nelson Mandela is freed from prison and in 1990 is elected president of a democratic South Africa.
Air date: 01/26/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2190223731/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The apartheid regime in Pretoria crumbles under pressure from a united popular uprising inside its borders, and crushing international pressure to reform. Nelson Mandela is freed from prison and in 1990 is elected president of a democratic South Africa. /episodes/get/1488 /episode/1488 Independent Lens: Episode 5: Have You Heard From Johannesburg /episode-player/1488
Bonus Episode: Have You Heard From Johannesburg
Faced with governments reluctant to take meaningful action against the apartheid regime, athletes and activists around the world hit white South Africa where it hurts: on the playing field.
Air date: 01/26/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2190503108/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Faced with governments reluctant to take meaningful action against the apartheid regime, athletes and activists around the world hit white South Africa where it hurts: on the playing field. /episodes/get/1483 /episode/1483 Independent Lens: Bonus Episode: Have You Heard From Johannesburg /episode-player/1483
Pushing the Elephant - A Women and Girls Lead Online...
March is Women's History Month and to celebrate we're bringing you 10 films as part of the Women and Girls Lead Online Film Festival. Watch Pushing the Elephant, a story of forgiveness, hope, and the joy of family life that captures one woman's mission for peace in her country beset by genocidal...
Air date: 03/01/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2203647883/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false March is Women's History Month and to celebrate we're bringing you 10 films as part of the Women and Girls Lead Online Film Festival. Watch Pushing the Elephant, a story of forgiveness, hope, and the joy of family life that captures one woman's mission for peace in her country beset by genocidal... /episodes/get/1501 /episode/1501 Independent Lens: Pushing the Elephant - A Women and Girls Lead Online... /episode-player/1501
Sentencing the Victim - A Women and Girls Lead Online...
March is Women's History Month and to celebrate we're bringing you 10 films as part of the Women and Girls Lead Online Film Festival. Watch Sentencing the Victim, about a South Carolina woman who, after a vicious gang-rape, is transformed into a committed and eloquent activist challenging laws she...
Air date: 03/01/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2203455580/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false March is Women's History Month and to celebrate we're bringing you 10 films as part of the Women and Girls Lead Online Film Festival. Watch Sentencing the Victim, about a South Carolina woman who, after a vicious gang-rape, is transformed into a committed and eloquent activist challenging laws she... /episodes/get/1502 /episode/1502 Independent Lens: Sentencing the Victim - A Women and Girls Lead Online... /episode-player/1502
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