March 19, 2018

Screen Time: Week of March 19

Wilma Mankiller in Valerie Red-Horse's  'Mankiller..'

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

Currently airing and streaming at PBS SoCal is Valerie Red-Horse's Mankiller, the story of Wilma Mankiller, an advocate for women and Native Americans, who defied all odds to become the Cherokee Nation's first female principal chief.

Premiering  March 24 on NBC and March 25 on MSNBC is Hope and Fury: MLK, The Movement and The Media. This new documentary film, produced and directed by Rachel Dretzin and Phil Bertelsen, examines how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and leaders of the civil rights movement used the power of print and visual media, especially television, to awaken America to the shame and injustice of racial inequality. 

Currently streaming on Amazon Prime is Ai Weiwei's Human Flow. The film examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over the course of one year in 23 countries, Weiwei follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretch across the globe, including Afghanistan, France, Greece, Germany and Iraq.