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Answering the Call - The American Struggle for the Right to Vote
The bloody attacks of protestors in Selma in 1965 led to the historic protection of all Americans' right to vote. The film explores a cherished family story of Selma and the current state of voter suppression in America. Fifty one years ago, the nation watched in horror as bloody images…
Voice of the People
Part of the Series: Framework for Democracy Series
Americans attach great significance to the right to vote. But the privilege of voting, so basic to democratic government, is a right that took many Americans centuries to achieve. In comparison to many nations in the world, voter participation in the United States is declining. Studies show a relationship between…
Politics of the New South
Part of the Series: America by the Numbers
Anchor Maria Hinojosa returns to Clarkston, Georgia, home to more than 40 different nationalities, to document its November 2013 city council and mayoral election -- with three former refugees on the ballot. These candidates, many from war-torn countries, are exercising voting rights and actively engaging in democracy as political candidates…
America By The Numbers: The New Deciders - The Demographics of the 2016 Presidential Election Voters
PBS
In this one-hour election special, award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa takes us on location to: Cleveland, Ohio where Arab Americans who are Muslim and Christian register to vote and run for office to combat Islamophobia; Orlando, Florida as Latino Evangelicals find their political voice and support conservative causes as well as…
Bridge to Freedom - 1965
Episode 6 of Eyes on the Prize
A decade of lessons is applied in the climactic and bloody march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. A major victory is won when the federal Voting Rights Bill passes, but civil rights leaders know they have new challenges ahead.
The Barber of Birmingham - Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
In Academy Award nominated The Barber of Birmingham, 85 year-old barber and life-long civil rights activist James Armstrong looks back on the early days of the civil rights movement and links those struggles with a previously unimaginable dream -- the election of the first African-American president. Armstrong was the proud…
Free for All - One Man's Quest to Save Democracy
As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. FREE FOR ALL features filmmaker John Wellington Ennis--a disillusioned American--in Ohio with a business suit, sense of humor, faded ideals and a camera. The film explores recent evidence of election fraud happening in the U.S. since 2000, when thousands of black Democratic voters…
Eyes on the Prize - America's Civil Rights Movement 1954-1985
PBS
Produced by Blackside, EYES ON THE PRIZE tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt…
State of Fear
State of Fear takes place in Peru, yet serves as a cautionary tale for a world engaged in a "global war on terror". It dramatizes the human and societal costs a democracy faces when it embarks on a "war" against terror, a "war" potentially without end, all too easily exploited…
Democracy - The Politics of Privacy Inside the E.U.
At a time of growing nationalism, DEMOCRACY is an essential, inside-look at the European Union's political machinations. Filmed over several years, the film grants unprecedented access to the negotiations over General Data Protection Regulation, a highly controversial issue. Rapporteur Jan Philipp Albrecht is the German Green Party politician tasked with…
An African Election - Ghana’s Democracy in Action
In a world plagued by stolen elections, secret government agendas, and a renewed interest in the exploitation of African natural resources, what value does democracy offer, particularly in the tumultuous region of West Africa? For Ghana, a nation that has been Africa's barometer of political stability, democracy may mean the…
Memories of a Dreamer - The Journies of a Political Prisoner
A firsthand account of the hardship suffered by a political prisoner of Chile's cruel and inhumane dictatorship in 1973. More than 30 years after, Felix Mora relives the shocking details of the human rights abuses he suffered, his escape from the dictatorship, and the challenges he faced as an exile…