February 20, 2018

Screen Time: Week of February 20

From Stanley Nelson's 'Tell Them We Are Rising.' Courtesy of PBS.

Screen Time is your curated weekly guide to excellent documentaries and nonfiction programs that you can watch at home.

Newly streaming at Independent Lens is Stanley Nelson's Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, which tells the powerful story of the rise, influence and evolution of HBCUs. 

Newly streaming at HBO is Kate Davis' Oscar-nominated short Traffic Stop, which tells the story of Breaion King, a 26-year-old African-American school teacher from Austin, Texas, who is stopped for a routine traffic violation that escalates into a dramatic arrest.

Newly streaming on Netflix is Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau's Trophy, exploring the tensions between the lucrative big-game hunting business and wildlife conservation from a variety of perspectives.

Currently streaming on Hulu is Laura Gabbert's City of Gold, which chronicles Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold's deep and complex relationship with the food and culture of his city, Los Angeles.