When filmmaker Lacey Schwartz's parents split apart, she begins to piece together the mystery of how a white girl could have such dark skin, and learns the truth about her biological father.
In the wake of recent events that have sparked a national dialogue on race dynamics, American Denial explores the impact of unconscious biases around race and class, using Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism.
Trace 170 years of history — from daguerreotypes in the days of slavery to more modern times — of African Americans in front of, and behind, the camera.
A Path Appears uncovers the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and solutions to combat them.
An American soldier attempts to stop his fellow soldiers from committing murder.
Rich Hill follows three boys as they struggle with broken families and lack of opportunity.
Electricity finally arrives in a remote Bhutan village and a boy monk treks to city to acquire a TV.
Electrical thief and first female chief of local utilities company fight for power in Kanpur, India
How bullying affects five American kids and their families, and different ways adults respond.
The story of how an annual mass migration of workers in China fractures one family.
Twin girls, separated as infants in China, grow up 5,000 miles apart but share a special bond.
Brakeless examines whether Japanese society’s pursuit of efficiency at all costs caused a deadly train crash.
Two boys come of age in the middle of one of the world’s worst toxic disasters in Ecuador.
3 women religious leaders in Morocco try to change people’s perceptions of the teachings of Islam.
A former jihadist supports his family collecting cardboard as the war on terror rages on in Jordan.
A man escapes his own life to to serve a rural Korean community cut off from modern world.
Film capturing experience of scientists living and working in Antarctica’s extreme environment.
Filmmaker returns to the scene of the crime to explore why he became a bank robber as a teenager.
A shepherd-student in a harshly divided region of China forms an integrated baseball team.
An Israeli filmmaker explores his family’s dramatic experiences in Iran in the late ‘70s.
A filmmaker investigates stories of her controversial great-grandfather, former president of Mexico.
Six Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls commit to justice and mutual understanding.
Lives of 5 Russians spanning from Soviet childhoods to fall of USSR and into the new Russia.
Two young women take very different paths to help keep their family out of poverty in China.
Young heavy metal musicians in Egypt use music as their outlet from oppression to revolution.
The chilling story of a Guatemalan man who anticipated his own murder.
The extraordinary journeys of three young boxers from Ghana.
The fateful journey of Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard and a prisoner at Guantanamo.
The New Black premieres on PBS Independent Lens on Sunday, June 15, 2014.
A filmmaker goes in search of the orphan girl she switched identity with as an infant.