The 6TH WORLD

by Nanobah Becker

Navajo Astronaut Tazbah Redhouse is a pilot on the first spaceship sent to colonize Mars. But a mysterious dream the night before her departure indicates there may be more to her mission than she understands.

FUTURESTATES

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Act of War: The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation

by Puhipau and Joan Lander

Act of War examines the circumstances surrounding the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian sovereignty in 1893, Hawaii's subsequent U.S. annexation, and its impact from a native Hawaiian perspective.

Alcatraz Is Not an Island

by Jon Plutte and James M. Fortier

When a group of Native Americans reclaimed Alcatraz Island in 1969, their activism forever altered how Native Americans viewed themselves, their culture, and their rights.

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

by Pratibha Parmar

Writer and human-rights activist Alice Walker’s story is an inspiring personal journey of a life lived with passionate commitment to truth and justice – ideals that sprang from a background of poverty and violent racism.

Women and Girls Lead, American Masters

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American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawaii

by Lisette Flanary and Evann Siebens

Few American icons are as well known for their popular kitsch as the hula dance. From old Hollywood movies to entertainment for tourists, the hip-swaying girls in grass skirts and colorful lei have long masked an ancient cultural tradition. Now, after years of being shadowed by stereotypes, the hula is experiencing a rebirth that celebrates Hawaiian culture across the American mainland.

POV, True Stories

Ancestors in the Americas: Chinese in the Frontier West

by Loni Ding

The relationships between 19th century Chinese immigrants and the people and issues they encountered in America.

Asparagus

by Robby Henson

In a regimented greenhouse laboratory, an isolated agricultural engineer named Dekard learns lessons about life and love from a fertilizer delivery agent and a renegade asparagus.

FUTURESTATES

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At Berkeley

by Frederick Wiseman

Explore the major aspects of university life at The University of California at Berkeley, the oldest and most prestigious member of a 10-campus public education system, and one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the world.

Independent Lens

The Battle for Mono Lake

by Stephen Jay Fisher

Thirty years of controversy, grassroots action, and unlikely alliances finally led to a way to protect a desert lake.

The Buffalo War

by Matthew Testa and Bryan Cole

The Buffalo War examines the culture clash between Native Americans, ranchers, environmentalists, and government agents currently battling over the yearly slaughter of America's last wild bison.

True Stories

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