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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
The Island Murder

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Island Murder

 

In the waning days of summer 1931, Honolulu’s tropical tranquility was shattered when a young Navy wife made a drastic allegation of rape against five nonwhite islanders. What unfolded in the following days and weeks was a racially-charged murder case that would make headlines across the nation, enrage Hawai’i’s native population, and galvanize the island’s law enforcers and the nation’s social elite.

 

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
A Ballerina’s Tale

 

Explore the rise of Misty Copeland, who made history as the first African American female principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theater. The film is an intimate look at this groundbreaking dancer during a crucial period in her life.