by Lisette Flanary and Evann Siebens
Few American icons are as well known for their popular kitsch as the hula dance. From old Hollywood movies to entertainment for tourists, the hip-swaying girls in grass skirts and colorful lei have long masked an ancient cultural tradition. Now, after years of being shadowed by stereotypes, the hula is experiencing a rebirth that celebrates Hawaiian culture across the American mainland.
POV, True Stories
by Llewellyn Smith, Christine Herbes-Sommers, and Kelly Thomson
Using the story of Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism as a springboard, American Denial explores the power of unconscious biases and how the ideals of liberty, equality, and justice still impact notions of race and class today.
by Jennifer Fox
A true-life series about a black man and a white woman who have struggled for 30 years against racial stereotypes and societal prejudice to keep their family together.
by Sharat Raju and Marcus Cano
American Made confronts issues of tradition, faith, conformity and sacrifice when a Sikh American family is stranded in the desert on their way to the Grand Canyon.
by Dirk Eitzen
A documentary that examines the impact of the tourist industry on an Amish community in Pennsylvania.
by Paul Kwan and Arnold Iger
One man's journey from the food-filled streets of San Francisco to Saigon, as he searches for the secret ingredient to blend the traditions of his family's culture with his adopted American life.
by Loni Ding
The relationships between 19th century Chinese immigrants and the people and issues they encountered in America.
by Judy Katz and Oren Rudavsky
Single motherhood is no longer the exclusive province of teenagers; white middle class women in their 30s and 40s are now joining its ranks, forcing us to look anew at the nuclear family.
by Harry Wiland and Dale Bell
This two-part series explores the increasing role caregiving for aging loved ones in the lives of all Americans, regardless of income, ethnic background, or geographic location.
by Frances McElroy
An Angel in the Village follows Lily Yeh's journey from young artist in China to international activist using art to transform destitute urban communities on two continents.