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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/LQJLE6upiKZT5uUxUhgZWA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false AGENTS OF CHANGE examines the racial conditions on college campuses across the U.S. in the late 1960s, focusing on student demands at two seminal protests: San Francisco State in 1968 and Cornell University in 1969. Many of the same demands are surfacing in campus protests today, revealing the... /episodes/get/59822 /episode/59822 Agents of Change /episode-player/59822

Agents of Change looks at a pivotal moment when our nation was caught at the intersection of the Civil Rights, Black Power, and Anti-Vietnam War Movements. The film examines the racial conditions on college campuses across the U.S., focusing on two seminal protests: San Francisco State in 1968 and Cornell University in 1969. At San Francisco State, students and their supporters which included faculty and the increasingly influential Black Panther Party, launched the longest student strike in U.S. history.

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Mon, 02/05/2018 - 01:40
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/4HXvy6PgoONughZ2qhKkXQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The culmination of an intensive two-year collaboration between veteran choreographer Tamar Rogoff and Gregg Mozgala, an actor with cerebral palsy. Their creative exploration, at the intersection of science and art, led them to discover that his diagnosis and physical limitations were not... /episodes/get/51745 /episode/51745 Enter the Faun /episode-player/51745

Challenging the boundaries of medicine & art, and limitations associated with disability.

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Wed, 12/13/2017 - 05:00
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/ZzJR5VQIOZpLWd14FFgO3g==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false For filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi, growing up half Japanese/half Italian in a white Irish-Catholic neighborhood in Cleveland, OH, was a difficult experience. In GOOD LUCK SOUP, Hashiguchi sets out on a journey to discover how the rest of his multi-racial family made sense of their lives and their... /episodes/get/52794 /episode/52794 Good Luck Soup /episode-player/52794

A filmmaker sets out to discover how his family made sense of their lives and heritage.

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Wed, 12/06/2017 - 05:00

On a Knife Edge is the coming-of-age story of George Dull Knife, a Lakota teenager growing up on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation. The film traces George's path to activism, inspired by his family's long history of fighting for justice for Native Americans. His focus: shutting down the liquor stores in Whiteclay, a tiny town nearby that exists only to sell beer to the reservation's vulnerable population. With 5 million cans sold a year, the devastating results include public drunkenness and violence.

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Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:00

Deej is the story of DJ Savarese ("Deej"), a gifted, young writer and advocate for nonspeaking autistics. Once a "profoundly disabled" foster kid on a fast track to nowhere, DJ is now a first-year college student who insists on standing up for his peers: people who are dismissed as incompetent because they are neurologically diverse. Will Deej be able to find freedom for himself and others like him?

Air date:
Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:00
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Carnivals have a delightful place in the American imagination, with childhood memories of family fun, fantasy, and summer love. But rising expenses and changes in U.S. labor patterns mean this national pastime is nearly extinct. Farewell Ferris Wheel is an inside look at the struggles of an industry trying to stay alive by employing Mexican migrant workers with a controversial visa.

Air date:
Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:00
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