Black Is ... Black Ain't

by Marlon Riggs

Marlon Riggs's final film explores questions of "blackness" and black identity.

Joe Strummer Rocks Again!

by Dick Rude

This eight-minute mini-rockumentary features legendary Clash frontman Joe Strummer on his last tour.

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TED Talks

by Juliet Blake

TED Talks is a three part PBS series of one-hour television specials recorded at the Theater in New York, and features TED Talks from some of the world’s greatest thinkers and doers. The programs also feature performances and short independent films. Hosted by author and comedian Baratunde Thurston, each program highlights speakers and films that focus on a different theme: Science and Wonder, War and Peace, and Education Revolution.

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Tower

by Keith Maitland

In 1966, a gunman rode the elevator to the 27th floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire. TOWER, a documentary mixing animated and live-action, shares the untold story of America's first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.

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