What is it like to give birth — and then be forced to say goodbye to your baby 24 hours later? This documentary short from FRONTLINE and The Marshall Project, offers a powerful and unforgettable window into the lives of incarcerated pregnant women — and what happens to their newborns.
Three health workers risk their lives to battle Ebola in a war zone. FRONTLINE reports from inside the second-largest Ebola outbreak ever in a region of the Democratic Republic of Congo devastated by decades of conflict.
At 16, Tearah, who suffers from mental illness, remains stuck in a hospital month after month, as her mother struggles to navigate America’s mental health care system. As Shayna, a single parent of three girls, fights to get Tearah residential treatment, she faces the possibility of losing her home and even custody of her daughter.
FRONTLINE takes an inside look at the African-American anti-abortion movement in the United States. This short film follows a group of anti-abortion activists and their work inside the black community. The centerpiece of their message: "The most dangerous place for an African-American child is in the womb."
In the midst of political and financial crisis, Brazil is facing historic outbreaks of several mosquito-borne illnesses. One of the diseases, Zika, has infected an estimated 1.5 million in the country and is linked to severe birth defects in children. Racing to contain new infections, the government has deployed hundreds of thousands of health workers throughout the country to eradicate mosquitos.
Tens of thousands of children currently live in parts of Iraq and Syria that ISIS controls. The group is actively recruiting some of them to be its next generation of fighters. Boys who went through its training describe the coercive methods ISIS uses to indoctrinate children to encourage unquestioning loyalty and obedience, as it prepares them to fight.
Evangelist Billy Graham tries to inspire a revival, fusing faith and patriotism to battle "godless communism." Americans flock in record numbers to houses of worship; nonbelievers and religious minorities appeal to the Supreme Court for protections. Martin Luther King, Jr. emerges as a modern-day prophet, calling upon the nation to honor biblical teachings and the founders' democratic ideals.
Conservative evangelicals' embrace of presidential politics ends in disappointment and questions about mixing religion and politics. New waves of immigrants from Asia, the Middle East and Latin America make the United States the most religiously diverse nation on earth. In the 2008 presidential election, a religious voice reemerges in the Democratic Party.
As slavery splits the nation, abolitionists and slaveholders find justification in the Bible. Frederick Douglass condemns Christianity; President Lincoln struggles to make sense of the war's carnage and the death of his young son. Lincoln, who previously had favored reason over revelation, embarks on a spiritual journey that transforms his ideas about God and the war's ultimate meaning.
Isaac Mayer Wise embraces change and establishes Reform Judaism in America. Presbyterian biblical scholar Charles Briggs seeks to wed his evangelical faith with modern biblical scholarship, and is tried for heresy. In the 1925 Scopes trial, Christian fundamentalist William Jennings Bryan faces off against freethinker Clarence Darrow in a battle between scientific and religious truth.
The unlikely alliance between evangelical Baptists and enlightenment figures such as Thomas Jefferson forges a new concept of religious freedom. Upstart denominations race ahead of traditional faiths and a new wave of revivals sweep thousands of converts into the evangelical fold and inspire a new gospel of social reform. Catholic immigrants challenge Protestant domination of public schools.
In New Mexico, Pueblo spirituality collides with the Franciscan missionaries' Catholicism. In New England, Puritan leader John Winthrop confronts religious dissenters within his ranks. And a new message of spiritual rebirth from evangelical preachers sweeps through the colonies, upending traditional religious authority and kindling a rebellious spirit that converges with the American Revolution.
Can America build a truly national Iraqi army and police force to staunch the violence? A hard, on-the-ground look at the multibillion dollar training effort that is a centerpiece of the U.S. exit strategy.