ben hooks

Duty of the Hour

The story of Dr. Ben Hooks is an exploration of this nation's long, complex, and difficult history of race in America. "Duty of the Hour," a documentary that examines Benjamin L. Hooks' rise from the streets of segregated Memphis to the national stage, encourages each of us to ask, "Am I making the seconds of my life count?" Are we engaged in the civic affairs of our local, state, and national community? Whether we choose to live a private life or a life on a larger stage, the documentary makes the point that almost all of us can make a personal commitment to get involved with issues and people that shape our world.

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Tapped

"Tapped" looks into the bottled water industry and its long-term effects socially, economically and ecologically. The filmmakers focused on industry giants such as PepsiCo and Nestlé Waters, visiting a town containing a Nestlé factory as well as running tests on the bottles the company uses for its products. Their results came back showing "several potentially harmful chemicals, some known carcinogens".

  • 2018-07-21T16:00:13-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-07-23T18:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK

Fierce Green Fire

An exploration of the environmental movement — grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Featruing Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, and Ashley Judd.

  • 2018-07-28T16:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-07-30T18:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK

Farmageddon

"Farmageddon" tells the story of family farms who were providing healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop by agents of misguided government bureaucracies.

  • 2018-08-04T16:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-08-06T18:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK

Heather Booth: Changing The World

A film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Rivlin traces the ongoing legacy of activist and community organizer Heather Booth. In telling the story of Heather’s life and work, the film presents an overview of 50 years of the progressive movement, as well as a manual on how to become an organizer.

  • 2018-08-11T15:58:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-08-13T18:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK