The filmmakers discuss their perspectives working on such controversial subject matter; their perspective on Mrs. Goundo’s difficult decision, and their struggle to portray a balanced view of such a heated debate.
Mon, 03/19/2012 - 8:00pm
A SUMMER OF BIRDS details a relatively unknown chapter in the life of renowned naturalist painter, ornithologist and literary figure John James Audubon. Based on the acclaimed book, the documentary chronicles the formative summer Audubon spent in Louisiana in 1821, in the lush surroundings of Oakley Plantation in West Feliciana Parish.
Sun, 03/18/2012 - 10:30pm
This program features three stories of students and their communities standing together to stop hate and bullying. Fifty years after James Meredith became the first black student at the segregated University of Mississippi, football fans revive the chant “The South will rise again.”
Fri, 03/16/2012 - 8:00pm
THE LORD IS NOT ON TRIAL HERE TODAY tells the compelling personal story behind one of the most important First Amendment cases in U.S. Supreme Court history, the case that set the foundation for the separation of church and state in public schools.
Sun, 03/18/2012 - 8:00pm
A profile of former president Jimmy Carter. In 1980, after one term, he lost in a landslide to Ronald Reagan, receiving 41 percent of the popular vote. In the following years, however, he forged a new legacy as a respected statesman and humanitarian.
Sat, 03/17/2012 - 3:00pm
Filmed over 11 years, this fascinating, arty portrait of "godmother of punk" Patti Smith features her thoughts on her life, from her friendship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe to the deaths of her husband Fred "Sonic" Smith and brother Todd.
Wed, 03/14/2012 - 7:00pm
Activists from five countries recount their efforts to improve their lives and the lives of others. Included: cleaning up New Orleans; overcoming anti-Gypsy discrimination in Bulgaria; stopping slavery in Mauritania. The documentary also chronicles the meeting of all five activists at a U.N. conference in Durban, South Africa.