October 2, 2019

Screen Time: Week of September 30

From Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo's 'The Silence of Others.' Photo: Almudena Carracedo. © The Silence of Others

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

Premiering September 30 on POV, The Silence of Others, the IDA Documentary Award-winning film from Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo, reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, as they organize a groundbreaking international lawsuit and fight a "pact of forgetting" around the crimes they suffered. A cautionary tale about fascism and the dangers of forgetting the past.

The Unafraid, from Anayansi Prado and Heather Courtney, follows three DACA students from Georgia, who, having been barred from attending state universities there, parlay their limbo status into activism for immigrants’ rights and their right to an education. Filmed over four years, The Unafraid, which premieres October 1 on America Reframed/WORLD Channel, shows us what it means to grow up both American and undocumented in the United States. The Unafraid is a project of IDA's Fiscal Sponsorship Program.

Now streaming on Hyperallergic and Field of Vision, Easter Snap, RaMell Ross' followup to his Academy Award-nominated and IDA Documentary Award-winning Hale County This Morning, This Evening, follows five Alabama men as they resurrect the homestead ritual of hog processing under the guidance of an elder, Johnny Blackmon.

Streaming on POV.org as part of POV Playlist this week, Kimberly Reed's Dark Money takes viewers to Montana, where investigative reporter John Adams follows the trail of corporate campaign contributions in the post-Citizens United era, exposing one of the greatest threats to American democracy.

Now available on OVID.TV, Shola Lynch's Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed tells the story of the 1972 US Presidential campaign of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress and the first to run for the highest office in the country.

 

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