May 21, 2018

Screen Time: Week of May 21

From Jamie Meltzer's 'True Conviction,' which airs tonight on PBS' 'Independent Lens.'

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

Airing on Independent Lens tonight, Jamie Meltzer's True Conviction, an IDA DocuClub alum, tells the story of three exonerated men, with decades of prison time among them, who launched a detective agency to help free wrongly convicted inmates and try to fix the criminal justice system.

Streaming on The Orchard/Vimeo on Demand, Dominic Gill's Coming to my Senses documents former Motocross athlete Aaron Baker's struggle to regain movement after breaking his neck in a Motocross accident. His journey culminates with a 20-mile walk across Death Valley.

Who Is Arthur Chu?, a project of IDA’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program, airs May 22 on PBS World/America Reframed. The film, from Scott Drucker and Yu Gu, follows 11-time Jeopardy! winner Arthur Chu and the transformation he experienced as a result of his time on the iconic game show.

Susan Froemke’s The Opera House, airing May 25 on PBS' Great Performances, surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera's rich history and a time of great change for New York City.

Coming to CNN on May 27 and 28, 1968, a four-part docuseries from Emmy Award-winning executive producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, goes back 50 years to explore a tumultuous year marked by seismic shifts in American politics, social movements, global relations and cultural icons that changed the modern landscape.

 

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