A Place to Stand | KCET
A Place to Stand
"A Place to Stand" is the amazing true story of how Jimmy Santiago Baca, a man with seemingly no future, became a celebrated poet, novelist and screenwriter. Based on the memoir of the same name, the documentary takes viewers into Jimmy's past and present, to uncover how the power of the written word lifted him from the violence and pain that had defined his early life.
Quartzsite, AZ, is "America's Largest Parking Lot" and home to gem shows, swap meets and snowbirds.KCET Original
Griffith Park is one of the largest municipal parks in the United States. Its founder, Griffith J. Griffith, donated the land to the city as a public recreation ground for all the people — an ideal that has been challenged over the years.KCET Original
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During World War II, three renowned photographers captured scenes from the Japanese incarceration: outsiders Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams and incarceree Tōyō Miyatake who boldly smuggled in a camera lens to document life from within the camp.KCET Original
Huell has the adventure of a lifetime as he climbs Yosemite's formidable Half Dome.KCET Original
Huell travels to the Mojave Desert's El Mirage Dry Lake, one of the world's best spots for land sailors.
Before the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, Azzedine Nouiri, the world champion in seated shot put, inspires his childhood friend Youssef to take on the challenge of qualifying for the Games despite their lack of means and formal training.