Youth

Anne of Green Gables:
The Good Stars

Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars

 

Join Anne Shirley as she turns 13 and faces complex situations with friends, adults and Gilbert. Her free-spirited nature is challenged by her perceived need to be sensible, a journey fraught with confusion and amusing mishaps.

 

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Anne of Green Gables:
Fire & Dew

Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew

 

Follow Anne Shirley’s journey to Queen’s College in Charlottetown. She misses Matthew and Marilla, and is overwhelmed by loneliness, city life and the intense competition. Will Anne find that the dark cloud over her life does have a silver lining?

 

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INDEPENDENT LENS
Young Men & Fire

 

Wildland tells the story of a single wildland firefighting crew as they struggle with fear, loyalty, love and defeat all over the course of a single fire season. What emerges is a story of a small group of working-class men, their exterior world, their interior lives, and the fire that lies between.

 

 

Anne of Green Gables

 

This adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel tells the story of Anne Shirley (Ella Ballentine), a precocious orphan placed in the care of uptight Marilla Cuthbert (Sara Botsford) and her brother Matthew (Martin Sheen). Neither the adventurous Anne nor the conservative Marilla could anticipate the profound effect they’d have on each other’s lives.

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
They Call Us Monsters

 

This film takes viewers behind the walls of the Compound, the facility where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile criminals. To their advocates, they’re kids. To the system, they’re adults. To their victims, they’re monsters.

 

FRONTLINE
Second Chance Kids

 

FRONTLINE details the fight over the fate of juveniles in prison for murder, following a landmark Supreme Court ruling. The episode examines the impact of the order to reevaluate thousands of juvenile murder cases and follows two of the first convicts to be released.

 

AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS WITH MARIA HINOJOSA
Pass or Fail in Cambodia Town

 

Asian Americans are the best-educated and highest-income ethnic group in the United States. They are often referred to as the “model minority,” suggesting that all Asians are successful in school and in life. But Southeast Asian Americans have some of the lowest high school completion rates in the nation. Visit Long Beach, California – the city with America’s largest Cambodian community – to find out why this educational crisis is occurring and what people are doing about it.

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
Fixing Juvie Justice

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS Fixing Juvie Justice

 

Young people are entering the juvenile justice system in surprising numbers, and they seem to emerge worse than when they entered. In this film, a co-production of National Geographic and Pacific Islanders in Communications, we see how a group of innovators applies the restorative justice principles of the Maori people of New Zealand to the mean streets of Baltimore.

 

In Maori villages of the past, a crime would put the community out of balance. Traditional Maori justice turns on the idea of restoring that balance. This film crosses the globe to a culturally sacred marae (meeting ground) where Judge Heemi Taumanu has established an alternative youth court that draws on these principles. Viewers see how people come together to resolve conflict in their own communities and all of the drama that unfolds when everyone is given a chance and encouraged to let emotions out. Can a community-based approach to justice derived from a structure conceived centuries ago in New Zealand give hope to the mean streets of the United States?