What does it mean when Americans rebuke racism yet hold on to nostalgic objects that embrace it? Black Memorabilia explores the world of racist material, both antique and new, that pushes demeaning representations of African Americans.
Mickela gets a taste of The Balkans throughout three of the five boroughs: Slavic Soul Party! In Brooklyn, NY Gypsy Festival in Manhattan, and Little Serbia in Queens.
Samantha finds out the difference between a Brooklyn egg cream and a Manhattan egg cream when she visits Brooklyn and meets a “jerk” at a local soda fountain.
A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife. This work combines documentary, autobiography and ethical inquiry in a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.
From AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES (2006) through the first season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS (2012), Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. has been helping people identify relatives hidden for generations. Professor Gates employs a team of genealogists and the world’s leading geneticists to uncover the origins of a diverse group of 30 guests.
Chef Edward Lee embarks on adventures that take him out of the kitchen and into the depths of what moves and motivates him — seeking the history of what it means to be a chef, the key to making a perfect bourbon, the call of that culinary siren, the American South.