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by Rebecca Snedeker
New Orleans filmmaker Rebecca Snedeker gives an unprecedented look at the secrets and inner workings of the old-line Carnival societies and debutante balls of Mardi Gras.
by James Babanikos and Mary John
Catherine is reading Kate Chopin's short story, when Chopin's fictional heroine appears in the flesh to help Catherine struggle against an abusive husband.
by Linda Hattendorf and Masahiro Yoshikawa
When 9/11 threatens 80-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani's life on the streets of New York, the artist begins to confront his painful past and finds hope, humanity, and home.
by Brett Morgen
Mixing animation and archival footage, Director Brett Morgen’s Chicago 10 explores the buildup to and unraveling of the protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention and the 1969 conspiracy trial that followed.
by Shola Lynch and Phil Bertelsen
In 1972, black congresswoman Shirley Chisholm ran for the Democratic Presidential nomination, launching a groundbreaking campaign that united an unlikely coalition of supporters from every walk of life.
by Arthur Dong
Gay and lesbian soldiers in World War II found themselves fighting two wars: one for their country; the other as targets of military policy.
by Frank Abe and Shannon Gee
In 1944, 85 Japanese American prisoners in an American internment camp were prosecuted as criminals when they refused the draft.
by Morgan Neville
From 1957 to 1966, the Ferus Gallery was the catalyst of modern art in Los Angeles. Launching the careers of luminaries like Warhol, Ruscha and Lichtenstein, Ferus built an art scene from scratch and transformed the cultural climate of the West Coast.
by Julia Dengel
A Western community fights over a massive dam proposed to serve Indian-owned, coal-fired power plants, providing an intimate portrait of American pork barrel politics and Anglo-Indian relations.
by Carol Sauvion
This three-part series explores the history and significance of the craft movement in America and its impact on our nation’s rich cultural heritage.