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"It was like the fates were telling us we have to be together for 50 years."
A film about war, friendship, and the American New Wave.
"A camera was considered a weapon by the Russians. They shot you on the spot."
"As long as we are out of our country and can't go back, let's just go to Hollywood."
It's not every 77-year-old American Jewish woman who becomes president of a South American nation.
Meet Jewish anthropologist Melville Herskovits, who exploded myths about African Americans.
"Professor Herskovits seemed to think sometimes that he owned Africa."
"Herskovits learns that the place to look for behavior is in cultural practice, not biology."
"The idea of race as this organizing way of thinking about people is still extremely pervasive."
Herb and Dorothy Vogel travel the festival circuit with filmmaker Megumi Sasaki.
A couple of modest means builds one of the most important contemporary art collections in history.
The Vogels only collected what they liked, and what would fit in their flat.
Herb would negotiate the lowest prices for the best (and most) art he could get.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude gave the Vogels art in exchange for cat-sitting services.
An architect takes his eco-construction to Indonesia to house those displaced by the tsunami.
At nine years old, Priscilla Diaz dazzles the Harlem hip-hop scene.
"We're living in temporary housing. It's considered a shelter."
"My company, DFE, which is Diaz Family Entertainment. I'm the CEO but I'm too young."
"I've got scars here from shooting up heroin. You know what heroin is?"
Hannah Senesh was the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a and modern-day Joan of Arc.
Harvard Professor Vincent Brown discusses the irony that a white man came to define black culture.
Animators bring one of the film's anecdotes to life.
Bigotry knocked her down ... but her music knocked back.
Prejudice and politics wounded Conrad deeply, but in the media she appeared stoic.
For Conrad - truly the embodiment of "Amazing Grace" - creativity is essential.
William Burroughs was an iconoclast who himself became an icon.
Center Point, TX was a "safe haven" for African Americans, with rich musical traditions.
Conrad's classmate, Robert Mims, believed students generally approved of desegregation.
Burroughs didn't feel at home unless he had a loaded gun by his side.
Later in life, Burroughs moved from words to images...using some very unusual techniques.
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