When nine-year-old Carla suffers a life-threatening accident, her mother, Carmen, must leave her behind and make the dangerous and illegal journey from Bolivia to the U.S., where she hopes to earn enough to save her daughter’s life. Working in New York to support Carla’s medical needs, Carmen struggles in vain to legalize her immigration status, and wrestles with the prospect of never seeing her daughter again.
Sat, 09/22/2012 - 12:00pm
Oaxacan artist Alejandro Santiago returned to his village after a decade living abroad, only to find abandoned houses, empty streets and deserted farm fields. In response, he created a monumental installation art piece comprised of 2,501 life-size clay sculptures, each representing a migrant who left his village
Fri, 09/06/2013 - 3:00pm
The world's leading experts boldly attempt to build, for the first time ever, two of Leonardo da Vinci's machines to the exact specifications that he designed 500 years ago. The first is a giant crossbow, with arms nearly 70 feet across, and the second is a glider that predated flight by 400 years. This two-part special reveals whether the inventor's ideas were flights of fancy or revolutionary designs hundreds of years ahead of their time.
Not in our Town
Wed, 09/19/2012 - 8:00pm
In 2008, a series of attacks by a group of seven local teenagers against Latino residents of the Long Island, New York town of Patchogue ended with the killing of 37-year-old Marcelo Lucero. The documentary follows Mayor Paul Pontieri, the victim’s brother Joselo Lucero, diverse community leaders, residents and students as they openly address the underlying causes of the violence, work to heal divisions and initiate ongoing action to ensure everyone in their village will be safe and respected.
Sun, 09/16/2012 - 7:00pm
In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives.
Thu, 09/13/2012 - 8:00pm
Everest climber and thrill seeker Pete Athans returns to the Himalayas with Dr. Mark Aldenderfer in search of the caves and mummies of a lost civilization. There they risk their own safety to reveal astonishing evidence of a previously unknown 1,500-year-old death ritual high in the Himalayan caves.
Wed, 09/12/2012 - 7:00pm
In a traditional African village of thatched huts, cattle and cornfields, a woman watches as her grandchildren pound kernels of corn under a brilliant blue sky. Not far from this idyllic scene her son lies buried, one of countless victims of an invisible enemy that has claimed the lives of mothers and fathers and left 1.8 million orphans in sub-Saharan Africa. That enemy is HIV/AIDS.