February 26, 2018

Screen Time: Week of February 26

Harold Edmond, an exterminator and philosopher-poet, in a scene from 'Rat Film.' Credit: Memory/Cinema Guild

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

Premiering tonight, February 26 on Independent Lens is Theo Anthony's Rat Film. A unique blend of history, science and sci-fi, poetry and portraiture, the film explores how racial segregation, discriminatory lending practices, and environmental racism built the Baltimore that exists today. 

Premiering tonight on Smithsonian Channel (and streaming on the website) is The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X. Presented entirely through his speeches, newscasts, and rarely seen archival footage, The Lost Tapes tells the story of the man who, by any means necessary, willingly put his life at risk to bring change and equality to black America.

Newly streaming on Netflix is Pascale Lamche's Winnie, in which Winnie Mandela speaks about her extraordinary and controversial career, from her early life to her marriage to her ongoing efforts to end apartheid.

Also new at Netflix is Season One of David Chang's Ugly Delicious, in which the star chef leads friends on a mouthwatering, cross-cultural hunt for the world's most satisfying grub.