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PBS Short Film Festival

The Jump

PBS Short Film Festival

The Jump

14m 31s

The future is an endless universe of possibilities. But for recent high school graduate Luna, the future is not so clear. Stuck in a job with no decision on a college major, Luna explores opportunities for herself both personally and professionally. Despite societal pressures to choose, Luna explores opportunities by simply moving forward.

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13m 39s

Sweetheart Dancers

“Sweetheart Dancers" is a story about Sean and Adrian, a Two-Spirit couple determined to rewrite the rules of Native American culture through their participation in the “Sweetheart Dance.” This celebratory contest is held at powwows across the country primarily for men and women couples, until now.

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10m 37s

The Seed Saver

Explore the philosophy and appreciation of cooking and the art and science of growing food. In this standalone episode, we will follow our young agricultural innovator, Kristyn Leach, as she dives deep into the process of growing grains and explores her Korean heritage with other Korean American farmers. Along the way, Kristyn will help us discover the challenges young agriculturalists face.

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8m 23s

We Gon' Be Alright

Jeff Chang visits East Palo Alto, a historically Black and Latino community in the heart of Silicon Valley, to hang out with rapper, dancer and performer Isaiah Phillips a.k.a. Randy McPhly, who appeared in Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” video. They talk about the domino effects of gentrification.

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7m 2s

A Night at the Garden

In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism – an event largely forgotten from American history. A Night At the Garden uses striking archival fragments recorded that night to transport modern audiences into this gathering and shine a light on the disturbing fallibility of seemingly decent people.

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5m 1s

The History of White People in America

In the decades after Bacon's Rebellion, an African man and an English woman - husband and wife - sing of their fate, their future as law by law, edict by edict, their family, their marriage, their love made illegal. "How America Outlawed Interracial Marriage" is a part of the series THE HISTORY OF WHITE PEOPLE IN AMERICA, which examines how skin color has come to define race in our country.

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6m 29s

Celestia Morgan

Birmingham-based conceptual photographer Celestia Morgan uses image to exercise and amplify her voice. Morgan's latest project draws on family experiences with redlining, inspiring her to create work that challenges assumptions about the communities around us.

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