Play Inventing Tomorrow: Water

As the lakes in her hometown of Bangalore, India fill with clouds of chemical foam that drift through the streets, student Sahithi Pingali creates a “citizen science” project that lets anyone measure and share water quality data, propelling her to the renowned ISEF science fair in Los Angeles.

Play Inventing Tomorrow: Air

In one of Mexico’s most polluted cities, high school students Jesús Martinez, José Elizalde and Fernando Sanchez invent a paint that can remove pollutants from the air, which takes them all the way to the world-famous ISEF science fair.

Play We the Young People

Highlighting the impact of young voters and exploring the change they want to see from the new U.S. presidential administration. The special features teen voices and leading journalists covering topics such as youth activism, civics, and misinformation. WE THE YOUNG PEOPLE is designed to connect with new audiences and deepen conversations about the most pressing issues in the country.

Play Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn explore the causes and costs of addiction, poverty and incarceration plaguing America, from the inner city to small towns like Yamhill, Oregon. While pockets of empathy and aid exist, are they enough to rescue the thousands of Americans in despair, for whom the American Dream of self-reliance is impossibly out of reach?

Play Battleground

An exploration of the state of our democracy as seen through the eyes of opposing grassroots political activists in Lehigh Valley, PA - a pivotal county that voted for Obama twice and then flipped to Trump. Tom Carroll is a Trump delegate and Greg Edwards is a leader supported by Bernie Sanders. When their paths collide, Tom and Greg realize they have much more in common than meets the eye.

Play The Road to Decolonization

As ethnic, gender, and power dynamics become redefined throughout American culture and society at large, independent film faces similar challenges in finding its way forward. Join this forward-looking conversation with leading industry thinkers to consider and construct a more just and equitable future.

Play #MyAPALife: A Filmmaker Conversation

"Why is it important for Asian Pacific American stories to be told?"'s Exec. Dir. Stephen Gong explores this question and more with filmmakers James Q. Chan, Leo Chiang, Grace Lee and Keoni Lee in a conversation on their documentary work, representing Asian Pacific Americans & their stories with authenticity, and the drive & passion that it takes to being a filmmaker in today's world.

Play Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class

Probing the harsh and often brutal discrimination that has made it extremely difficult for African-Americans to establish a middle-class standard of living. Through dramatic historical footage and deeply moving personal interviews, AGAINST ALL ODDS: THE FIGHT FOR A BLACK MIDDLE CLASS explores the often frustrated efforts of black families to pursue the American dream.

Play Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now

A re-examination of the series, EYES ON THE PRIZE, from the filmmakers’ perspective, and viewpoint of civil rights activists then and now. This intergenerational dialogue takes the civil rights movement and places it under a microscope – revisiting, reframing and re-asking key questions while contextualizing those issues in a contemporary way.

Play YOUR VOICE, YOUR STORY: Soledad O'Brien

Harvard University graduate Soledad O'Brien was born to an Irish-Australian father and an Afro-Cuban mother. O'Brien began as a TV writer and producer, and later became an anchor and co-host of news programs for MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News. In 2003, she was tapped to co-anchor CNN’s American Mornings and then Starting Point. O'Brien left CNN in 2013 to find Starfish Media Group, a production company.

Play YOUR VOICE, YOUR STORY: Amar'e Stoudemire

Though Amar’e Stoudemire didn’t start playing basketball until his early teens, he has become one of the most dominating power forwards in pro basketball. With athleticism, skills and guidance, Stoudemire was drafted into the NBA after high school in order to elevate himself and his family to a better life. The All-Star player is also a writer of a series of books and founded an outreach program.


For Beverly Bond, music is everything. It defined her childhood and helped her through the shadows of underground clubs to become one of the most sought after DJ’s. After leaving the music industry, which was fraught with superficiality for the male-dominated world of music production, Bond founded the non-profit Black Girls Rock! to promote and develop leadership roles in African American teens.

Play YOUR VOICE, YOUR STORY: John Leguizamo

When he was four years old, John Leguizamo emigrated to New York City. The actor credits his small stature in rough neighborhoods like Queens and Jackson Heights as the reason for developing his acting and comedy skills. Best known for Moulin Rouge! and Ice Age as well as his own unique brand of stand-up comedy, Leguizamo has won a Drama Desk Award for his one-man Broadway show turned film, Freak.


Born in the Bronx, Joe Morton became a world traveler at a young age as his father was in the military. Upon returning to the city, Morton received a degree in drama from Hofstra University and made his acting debut in 1968. Throughout his career, he's demonstrated versatility, appearing in television programs, and directing movies & television shows. Morton has also won NAACP awards for his work.

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