Learn the untold story of how tens of thousands of homosexual federal workers were either fired or denied employment in the 1950s, stirring outrage in the gay community and starting an LGBTQ rights movement with an unlikely hero at the forefront.
Activist Marion Stokes secretly recorded American television 24 hours a day from 1975 to 2012, creating an invaluable comprehensive archive of the media. Her 70,000 VHS tapes reveal how television shaped – and continues to shape – our world.
As a young man, Ed Greevy followed his passion for surf from his native Los Angeles to Honolulu. He arrived as the Save Our Surf movement was just ramping up, and it made him aware of threats to surfing breaks on the south shore. Waikīkī land development became his gateway to environmental, land use and sovereignty activism in Hawaiʻi. For more than 40 years, Greevy photographed political struggles and the modern Hawaiian Sovereignty movement. He talks about capturing more than 100,000 images in his archive, many of them documenting land development conflicts, starting in the tumultuous 1970s in Hawaiʻi.
Examine the life and work of the poet laureate, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and environmental activist who has dedicated himself to preserving and regenerating native plants at his home on Maui.
Explore the life of 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug, who tried to solve world hunger. He rescued India from a severe famine and led the “Green Revolution,” estimated to have saved one billion lives. But his work later faced criticism.
MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA! traces the life and music of the South African singer and anti-apartheid activist, the voice and the hope of Africa.
Inside the battle for Hong Kong, following protesters transformed and radicalized over eight months. The film examines the dramatic struggle in the last corner of China where human rights and freedoms exist but are under threat.
In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form alliances across lines of race and ethnicity with other community-based movements in the city, including the Latino group the Young Lords Organization and the southern whites of the Young Patriots organization.
Explore four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally’s six groundbreaking decades in theater. The film delves into McNally’s pursuit of love and inspiration, LGBTQ activism, triumph over addiction and the power of the arts to transform society.
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