‘4.1 Miles’: Oscar-Nominated Documentary Short about Refugees

By Daphne Matziaraki When I returned home to Greece last fall to make a film about the refugee crisis, I discovered a situation I had never imagined possible. The turquoise sea that surrounds the beautiful Greek island of Lesbos, just…

Oscar Lopez Rivera Interviewed in Marion Prison

Recently ordered released from prison by President Barak Obama, Puerto Rican activist Oscar Lopez Rivera describes how the dehumanization of being incarcerated has forced him to adapt in order to survive.

Civil Rights Movement Begins in Nashville

Listen to U.S. Representative John Lewis and others speak about the first lunch counter Civil Rights Era sit-ins that began in Nashville, Tenn., on Feb. 13, 1960.

Hate Crimes in Mississippi

Two hit-and-run deaths in rural Mississippi just a few miles apart highlight a disturbing problem about data collection on possible hate crimes. (Source: CNN)

Richard Pryor High on the Set of ‘STIR CRAZY’

In 1980, while filming “Stir Crazy” on location in Arizona, Richard Pryor agreed to sit for an interview with a Mormon high school public access cable television show. The interview took place at 7am, before shooting began for the day.…

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