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This film in production retells the creation of Swedish economist, Gunnar Myrdal’s groundbreaking study, An American Dilemma, and compares Myrdal’s discoveries and findings to the conditions of race relations and social equity in our society today.
A two hour PBS special that explores mysticism in the three Abrahamic faiths. Few who identify as Christians, Jews or Muslims are aware that the ideas and practice of mystical teachings are fundamental to each of their faith traditions. An Awakened Heart brings us into the lives, art, literature and practice of mystics today– and in history.
Who has the right to define a culture? When a white, Jewish intellectual named Melville Herskovits asserted in the 1940s that black culture was not pathological, but in fact grounded in deep African roots, he gave vital support to the civil rights movement and signaled the rise of identity politics. But what does it mean that his subjects had little or no say in the academic discourse about them?
Filmmaker Dakin Henderson, age 24, grew up with two grandmothers who have aged very differently: one is a healthy and active 86-year old, the other died recently after a long and painful decline into dementia. Through an intimate investigation into the stories of his grandparents’ aging, Dakin discovers truths about the aging process that are rarely discussed in public, and still largely unknown to people his age.
A PBS special and public engagement project examines our citizen obligation to serve – both as civilians and in the military. It probes the philosophical and historic underpinnings of the idea of service; how the government has, can and might be involved; how national service has played out historically and in the present in other democracies. We will see portraits of service today – from Americorps to the military.
A frontier story of water and culture, engineering and power, and the sustainable alternatives that could meet demands of a developing nation.