In an increasingly data-driven, automated world, the question of how to protect individuals’ civil liberties in the face of artificial intelligence looms larger by the day. When MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that the majority of facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces, she joins data scientists, mathematicians and watchdog groups from different parts of the world to expose the discrimination within the prevalent facial recognition algorithms.
Premiering in 1968, SOUL! was the first nationally broadcast all-Black variety show on public television, merging artists from the margins with post-Civil Rights Black radical thought. Mr. SOUL! delves into this critical moment in television history, as well as the man who guided it, highlighting a turning point in representation whose impact continues to resonate to this day.
INDEPENDENT LENS Women in Blue follows Minneapolis’ first female police chief Janeé Harteau as she works to reform the Minneapolis Police Department by diversifying the ranks and promoting women into every rank of leadership. The film, shot from 2017-2020, focuses on four women in Harteau’s department, each trying to redefine what it means to protect and serve.
When Dolly Parton sang “9 to 5,” she was singing about a real movement that started with a group of secretaries in the early 1970s. Their goals were simple—better pay, more advancement opportunities and an end to sexual harassment—but as seen in 9to5: The Story of a Movement, their fight that inspired a hit would change the American workplace forever.
Watch how more than 90 film crews across the country document a single day – July 4, 2017 – and capture Americans in the midst of life, liberty and their particular pursuit of happiness. The film creates an unflinching snapshot of the depth and breadth of the American experience.
NFL cheerleaders revolve their lives around their sport, but most earn less than minimum wage. Three of them decide they deserve more. In high-stakes lawsuits, these courageous women take a stand against the massive, male-dominated sports league.
Hear the horrifying truth about modern-day eugenics and reproductive injustice in California prisons through intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people filmed over the course of seven years.
Follow home renovation expert Jonathan Scott on his mission to flip the switch on how Americans access power. On the surface, solar energy seems like a resource that is widely available, but as he travels the country and interviews a host of experts, he quickly learns how little choice the public has in how they source energy.
Local elections, especially those in smaller cities in Middle America, are often overlooked by national media, even though the dynamics at play can mirror — and even predict — the ebb and flow of America’s large-scale political landscape. Represent follows three women running for office in the heart of the Midwest leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, as they take on entrenched local political networks and fight to reshape politics on their own terms.
Feels Good Man is the story of how artist Matt Furie, creator of a once-benign comic character named Pepe the Frog, fought an uphill battle to reclaim his iconic creation from those who turned it into a symbol of hate. Feels Good Man is a thought-provoking, wild ride through an Internet that transformed an unlucky cartoon frog, and then the rest of the world.
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