Voter Suppression is Real

Voting is Americans' most precious constitutional right and the November 3, 2020, election is among the most consequential in U.S. history. This is especially true for people of color, whose voter participation is, once again, under direct attack. This special BPM series of video shorts, produced by Color Farm Media, features thought leaders in conversation about voting and the issues that should drive us to the polls. 

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FEATURED AWARD-WINNING & NOMINATED WORKS

I Am Not Your Negro

(2017)

Oscar Nomination
2017

Always in Season

(2017)

Sundance Special Jury Award
2019

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

(2018)

Peabody Award
2018

ALL FUNDED WORKS

Program Title AiredWeb Content OnlyPremier Topic TagsProduction Company/ProducerDirector
7 Day GigPBS.org2014Kate Marks/ Frances E. Chang
125 Franco's BoulevardAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2011Arts, Biography, Visual Arts, South America, ShortSia Nyorkor | Jacob Templin Sia Nyorkor | Jacob Templin
180 Days: A Year in an American High SchoolPBS2013Education, YouthJacquie Jones & Garland McLaurinJacquie Jones
180 Days: HartsvillePBS NPS2015Education, Youth, Rural AmeicaSouth Carolina ETV (SCETV)/Garland McLaurinGarland McLaurin
A Day Without MinesBlackPublicMedia2011Human Rights, AfricaMichael CaulfieldAdisa Septuri
A Doula StoryIndependent Lens- PBS2004Health, WomenDaniel Alpert
Daniel Alpert
A Gentleman's Warblackpublicmedia.org2013Immigration, Sports, CaribbeanMadeleine Hunt – Ehrlich
A Goat for a VoteDocWorld- World Channel2016Africa, Politics, EducationMaarten van der Ven, Hasse van NunenJeroen van Velzen
A Huey P. Newton StoryPBS NPS2002Performing Arts, BiographySteven Adams | Bob L. Johnson Marc | Henry JohnsonSpike Spike Lee
A Litany for Survival: The Life & Work of Audrey LordePBS1996Arts, Biography, LiteraryAda Gay GriffinThird World NewsreelAda Gay Griffin, Michelle Parkerson
A Lot Like YouAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2013Culture, Identity, Women, AfricaEliaichi KimaroEliaichi Kimaro
A Marriage of InconveniencePBS.orgYes2014Miles MarksFranklin Jin Rho
A Place of Our OwnIndependent Lens - PBS2004CultureStanley NelsonStanley Nelson
A Question of ColorPBS1994Culture, IdentityKathe Sandler/ St. Claire Bourne,Kathe Sandler
Abominable CrimeAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2015LGBT, Human Rights, CaribbeanCommon Good Productions/Micah FinkMicah Fink
Accidental Hero: Room 408Independent Lens - PBS2004Education, Youth Steve Rosen | Terri DeBooTerri DeBoo
Africa In the Picture: DareselamPBS Plus2003Culture, Africa, Drama
Africa In the Picture: Faat KinePBS Plus2003Culture, Africa, Drama
Africa Open for Businessblackpublicmedia.org2008Buisiness, AfricaCarol PineauCarol Pineau
Afropunk Presents: The TryptichAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2015Arts, Performing Arts, Visual ArtsTereance Nance & Barron ClaireborneTereance Nance
All the DifferencePOV- PBS2016Education, Youth, African Amerrican Boys, Black BoysTodd Lending, Joy Thomas Moore, Wes MooreTodd Lending
AltheaAmerican Experience - PBS2015Biography, History, Sports, WomenHBO/ Rex Miller, Nancy BuirskiNancy Buirski
America by the Numbers (America I Am)PBS - Need to Know2012Current Affairs, News, JournalismMaria HinojosaMaria Hinojosa
American PromisePOV - PBSYes2014Education, Youth, African Amerrican MenJoe Brewster Joe Brewster, Michéle Stephenson
An African ElectionAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2012Politics, Africa, DemocracyJarreth MerzJarreth Merz
An American AscentAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2017RLJ Entertainment, Inc/James Mills & Henry HarrisonAndy Adkins & George Potter
Ask A MuslimBlackPublicMedia/PBS.orgYes2012Religion, Culture, WebIdris Abdul Zahir
Idris Abdul Zahir
AuntiesBlackPublicMedia/PBS.orgYes2014immigration, Caribbean, Youth, ShortLisa Harewood Lisa Harewood/ Ian Smith
BanishedIndependent Lens - PBS2008Civil Rights, Human Rights, HistoryMarco WilliamsMarco Williams
Being PavarottiAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2008Arts, Culture, Music, AfricaOdette GeldenhuysOdette Geldenhuys
Beyond the Steps Alvin Ailey DanceGreat Performances - PBS2006Arts, Culture, DancePhil BertelsenPhil Bertelsen
Black Folk Don't 1.0BlackPublicMedia/PBS.orgYes2011Culture, Identity, WebTucker GurlTucker Gurl
Black Folk Don't 2.0BlackPublicMedia/PBS.orgYes2012Culture, Identity, WebAngela TuckerAngela Tucker
Black Folk Don't 3.0BlackPublicMedia/PBS.orgYes2013Culture, Identity, WebAngela TuckerAngela Tucker
Black Is, Black Ain'tPBS1996Culture, Identity, Race, African AmericanMarlon RiggsMarlon Riggs
Black Press: Soldiers Without SwordsAmerican Experience - PBS2004History, JournalismStanley Nelson Jr.Stanley Nelson Jr.
Black To Our RootsAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2009Culture, Africa, IdentityTre Whitlow | Jacquwline OliveTre Whitlow | Jacqueline Olive
BlackoutAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2017HSI London, Animal Monday, Odd Girl Out Productions/Claire Neate James & Kat MansoorEva Weber
Boys of SummerAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2014Cutlure, Sports, Caribbean, YouthKeith AumontKeith Aumont
Brother OutsiderPOV - PBS2002History, Biography, Civil RightsNancy Kates | Bennett SingerNancy Kates | Bennett Singer
Brother to BrotherIndependent Lens - PBS2004LGBTRodney EvansRodney Evans
BrotherMenPBS Plus2004CultureDemetria RoyalsDemetria Royals
Brothers HypnoticIndependent Lens - PBS2014Arts, Biography, MusicReuben Atlas/ Sam PollardReuben Atlas
Burning in the SunAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2012Environment, Culture, Africa BusinessCambria Matlow / Morgan RobinsonCambria Matlow
Calypso Rose: Lioness of the JungleAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2012Arts, Biography, Music, Women, CaribbeanPascale Obolo
Chisholm '72: Unbought UbossedIndependent Lens - PBS2005Politics, Women, BiographyShola LynchShola Lynch
Citizen King American Experience - PBS2004Civil Rights, History, BiographyOrlando Bagwell | Noland WalkerOrlando Bagwell | Noland Walker
Claiming Open SpacesPBS1996Social JusticeAustin AllenAustin Allen
Colored FramesPBS2011Art, Cutlrue, Visual Art, Boondoggle FilmsLerone D. Wilson
ColorvisionPBS2004Shorts, CultureTangled Bank StudiosTangled Bank Studios
CounterPBS.orgYes2015Elliott WilliamsElliott Williams
Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little RockIndependent Lens - PBS2012Civil Rights, History, Biography, WomenSharon La Cruise/ Noland WalkerSharon La Cruise
Daughters of the DustAmerican Playhouse - PBS1991Culture, HistoryJulie DashJulie Dash
Days of HopeAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2016Immigration
Dear MandelaAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2013Social Justice, Africa Dara Kell & Christopher NizzaDara Kell
Desert BayouAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2009Culture, Migration, Environment, Alex LemayAlex Lemay
Dinka DiariesPBS2007Culture, Immigration, AfricaFilmon MebrahtuFilmon Mebrahtu
Doin' It In the Park: Pick up Basketball NYCAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2014Culture, SportsBobbito García, Kevin CouliauBobbito García
Egalite For All: Toussaint L'Ouveture and the
Haitian Revolution
PBS Plus2009History, CaribbeanPatricia Aste | Margaret KovalNoland Walker
Endgame - HIV/AIDS in the Black CommunityFrontline-PBS2012Health, LGBTRenata SimoneRenataSimone
Everyday SunshineAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2012Arts, MusicLev Anderson, Chris MetzlerLev Anderson, Chris Metzler
Evoking the MulattoBlackPublicMedia/PBS.orgYes2015Identity, Culture WebLindsay Catherine Harris, Mable Haddock (NBPC)Lindsay Catherine Harris
Faces of ChangePBS2008Culture, Human RightsMichele StephesonMichele Stepheson
Family Pictures USATBDFamily, Photography, Culture, Chimpanzee ProductionsThomas Allen Harris
Faubourg Treme: Untold Story of New OrleansIndependent Lens - PBS2009Culture, HistoryDawn Logsdon | Lolis Eric ElieDawn Logsdon | Lolis Eric Elie
Fenceline: A Company Town DividedPOV- PBS2002Social Justice, EnvironmentSlawomir Grünberg | Jane GreenbergSlawomir Grünberg
First FridayAfroPoP - WORLD Channel
Flag WarsPOV - PBS2003Social Justice, Human RightsLinda Goode Bryant | Laura PoitrasLinda Goode Bryant | Laura Poitras
Free to DanceGreat Performances - PBS2003Arts, Dance, CultureMadison D. Lacy | Anu Krishnan | American Dance FestivalMadison D. Lacy
Freedom RidersAmerican Experience-PBS2011Civil Rights, History Stanley Nelson Stanley Nelson
Haiti: One Day, One DestinyAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2011Culture, Shorts, Web, CaribbeanMichéle StephensonMichéle Stephenson
Harambee!PBS1996CultureLiz Nealon | Cas Hyman Fracaswell Hyman
Hip Hop Beyond Beats & RhymesIndependent Lens - PBS2004Culture, MusicByron HurtByron Hurt
Hip Hop RevolutionAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2008Arts, Culture, Music, AfricaWeaam Williams Weaam Williams
Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & RhymesIndependent Lens - PBS2007Arts, Culture, MusicByron Hurt Byron Hurt
Homecoming: Sometimes I am Haunted by Memories of Red ClayPBS Plus2003Culture, American South, Social JusticeCharlene GilbertCharlene Gilbert
HomegoingsPOV- PBS2013CultureChristine TurnerChristine Turner
I Am a ManPBS2004Culture, African American MenMemphis Tourism FoundationMentors in Violence Prevention-Marine Corps
I Am Not Your Negro2017
I Was Born a Black WomanPBS2004Politics, Women, South America, BiographyKit Miller
Maria Luisa Mendonca and Vicente
In Performance at the White House: Civil Rights MusicPBS2010Arts, Music, Civil Rights
In Performance at the White House: Memphis SoulPBS2013Arts, Music
In Performance at the White House: Motown SoundPBS2011Arts, Music
In Performance at the White House:The BluesPBS2012Arts, Music
IntoreAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2017Rwanda Cinema CenterEric Kabera
July '64Independent Lens - PBS2006Civil Rights, HistoryChris ChristopherCarvin Eison
KojoPBS Online Film Festival-PBS.orgX2017Youth, Culture, Jazz, Music, Black BoysMichael FequiereMichael Fequiere
Ladies TurnAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2015Women, Sports, AfricaWendigo Films/ Helene Harder Helene Harder
Liberia: America's StepchildPBS Plus2004History, Africa, ImmigrationNancee Oku Bright | Jean-Phillippe Boucicaut
Nancee Oku Bright
Malcolm X: Make It PlainAmerican Eperience - PBS2003Civil Rights, BiographyOrlando BagwellOrlando Bagwell
Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the WhirlwindAmerican Eperience - PBS2001History, BiographyStanley NelsonStanley Nelson
Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the BandPBS2015Arts, Biography, Music, WomenMary Lou film projects/Carol BashCarol Bash
Masculinity Projectblackpublicmedia.orgYes2006Culture, Identity, MenJames Baldwin
Matters of RacePBS2003Culture, Civil Rights, IdentityOrlando BagwellOrlando Bagwell
Minority business in the 21st CenturyPBS2007Buisiness
MixAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2008Identity, Women, Youth, Africa
More Than A MonthIndependent Lens - PBS2012Culture, IdentityOwen CooperShukree Hassan
Moving to the BeatAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2009Culture, Immigration, Africa, MusicAbdul Fofana | Caleb HeymannAbdul Fofana | Caleb Heymann
Mrs. Goundo's DaughterAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2011Women, Africa, Culture, HealthBarbara Attie | Janet Goldwater | Sabrina Schmidt Gordon Barbara Attie | Janet Goldwater | Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
Murder of Emmett Till American Experience - PBS2003Civil Rights, HistoryStanley Nelson
My Africa IsAfroPoP - WORLD Channel
My Dear AmericansPBS.orgYes2014Arpita KumarArpita Kumar
My Father's LandAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2017Sphere Productions LLC, Trinidad & Tobago Rocks/K. Tyler JohnstonMiquel Galofre and K. Tyler Johnston
My Life, My Hustle blackpublicmedia.orgYES2010Culture, webAnthony Morris | Karl Carter | Steven Corbis | Kelvin Epps | Ise LyfeAnthony Morris | Karl Carter | Steven Corbis | Kelvin Epps | Ise Lyfe
Native SunAfroPoP - WORLD Channel
NORAAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2011Arts, Biography, Culture ,Dance, Africa, ShortAlla Kovgan | David Hinton Alla Kovgan | David Hinton
Off and RunningPOV - PBS2010Identity, Women, LGBT, SportsNicole Opper | Sharese BullockNicole Opper
Omo Child: The River and the BushAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2017Little Pass Films/John and Tyler RoweJohn Rowe
On a Roll: Disability and the American DreamIndependent Lens- PBS2005Human Rights, DisabilityJoanne CaputoJoanne Caputo
Other Side of the WaterAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2011Arts, Culture, Music, CaribbeanJeremy Robins | Magali DamasJeremy Robins
Out in the NightPOV- PBS2015LGBT, Human Rights, Criminal Justice, WomenBlair dorosh- WalterBlair dorosh- Walter
Outside Looking In: Transracial Adoption in AmericanIndependent Lens - PBS2004Culture, Youth,Katy Chevigny | Phil BertelsenPhil Bertelsen
Pan! Our Music OdysseyAfroPoP - WORLD Channel
PangaeaAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2017Inspire Media, distr. Journeyman Pictures/Ethan SenserOlivia Peace
Parliament Funkdelic: One Nation Under a GrooveIndependent Lens - PBS2005Biography, Music, ArtsHarlene Freezer Yvonne Smith
PassageBlackPublicMedia/PBS.orgYes2014Immigration, Caribbean, Human Rights, ShortKareem MortimerKareem Mortimer
Passin' It On: The Black Panther's Search for JusticePBS1993History, Social JusticePeter MillerJon Valadez
Passing Through/Graham's DinerIndependent Lens - PBS2000Courtney ByrdCourtney Byrd
PoPsIndie Lens StoryCastX2017African American, Black Men, Black Boys, Parenting, ChildrenGarlin McLaurinGarlin McLaurin
Prince Among SlavesPBS2008History, Islam, Africa, BiographyAlex Kronemer | Michael WolfeAndrea Kalin | Bill Duke
Promised LandPOV - PBS2010Culture, CIvil Rights, Social Justice, AfricaYoruba Richen Yoruba Richen
Pushing the ElephantIndependent Lens - PBS2011Human Rights, AfricaElizabeth Mandel | Beth Davenport | Angela Tucker | Katy Chevigny Beth Davenport | Elizabeth Mandel
Race is the PlaceIndependent Lens- PBS2005Culture, IdentityRaymond Telles | Rick Tejada- FloresRaymond Telles | Rick Tejada- Flores
Race to ExecutionIndependent Lens- PBS2007Criminal Justice, Human RightsJim Lopes | Rachel LyonRachel Lyon
Ralph Bunche: An American OdysseyAmerican Masters - PBS2001Arts, Biography, Literary William Greaves William Greaves
Ralph Ellison: An American JourneyAmerican Masters - PBS2002Arts, Biography, LiteraryAvon Kirkland, Elise RobertsonAvon Kirkland | Elise Robertson
Richard Wright: Black BoyPBS1996Arts, Biography, LiteraryMadison Davis Lacy JrMadison Lacy
Rise UpAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2011Arts, Music, CaribbeanLuciano Blotta / Darrin HolenderLuciano Blotta
Sam Cooke: Crossing OverAmerican Masters - PBS2010Arts, Biography, Music, Civil RightsJohn Antonelli | D. Channsin BerryJohn Antonelli
Sanza HanzaAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2011Youth, Africa, ShortNadia Hallgren Nadia Hallgren
Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968PBS 2010Civil Rights, HistoryBestor Cram | Judy RichardsonBestor Cram | Judy Richardson
Seeking AsylumBlackPublicMedia/PBS.orgYes2013Immigration, Africa, WebDarnell Lamont WalkerDarnell Lamont Walker
Shaker Heights: The Struggle for IntegrationPBS1997Social Justice, HistoryStuart MathStuart Math
Small ManBlackPublicMedia/PBS.orgYes2014Culture, Caribbean, Arts, ShortMariel Brown/ SavantMariel Brown
Soul Food JunkiesIndependent Lens - PBS2013Health, CultureByron HurtByron Hurt
Sounds of TortureAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2015Human Rights, Africa, Middle EastTrabelsi Productions/Osnat Trabelsi & Galit CahlonKeren Shayo
Stone MansionPBS2003History, DramaJJ GoldbergerJJ Goldberger
Stop Crying in SilencePBS2003Fana Production, IncJune Cross | Dante James
Stories from Lakka BeachAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2014Culture, AfricaDaan VeldhuizenDaan Veldhuizen
Street SoldiersPBS1997Avon KirklandAvon Kirkland
StreetCredTBDYouth, Detroit, Film, VR, RealitySultain SharriefSultain Sharrief
Struggles in Steel: A Story of African American SteelworkersPBS1998Social Justice, HistoryTony Buba,
Raymond Henderson,
Tony Buba, Raymond Henderson,
Sweet Honey in The RockAmerican Masters - PBS2005Arts, Biography, MusicStanley Nelson Jr.Stanley Nelson Jr.
Sweet Old SongPOV - PBS2002Arts, Biography, MusicLeah MahanL eah Mahan
Tales of Ordinary People: Le Franc/La Petite Vendeuse du SoleilPBS2003Djibril Diop Mambety
Taste of DirtPBS2003Youth, Drama, Short, WomenYvonne Welbon, Catherine CrouchYvonner Welbon
Tavis Smiley – Memphis EpisodesPBS2008Current Affairs
TchindasAfroPoP - WORLD Channel
Ten Days in AfricaAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2008Culture, African, IdentityRegi AllenRegi Allen
That's My Face/ E Minha CaraAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2012Culture, Identity, LGBT, Men, Africa, South America Thomas Allen Harris Thomas Allen Harris
The Barber of BirminghamPOV - PBS2012Civil Rights, Biography, History, PoliticsGail DolginGail Dolgin
The CallingIndependent Lens - PBS2011Culture, Religion, David A. RanghelliDavid A. Ranghelli
The CarrierAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2015Women, Health, AfricaMaggie Betts & Ben SelkowMaggie Betts
The DeportedAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2014Immigration, CaribbeanRachel Magloire + Chantal Regnault Rachel Magloire
The Fighting SpiritAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2009Culture, Sports, AfricaGeorge AmponsahGeorge Amponsah
The Katrina Projectblackpublicmedia.orgYes2006Environment, Cutlure, WebRennik SholtRennik Soholt
The Naked OptionPBS2013Social Justice, Human Rights, Africa, WomenCandance SchermerhornCandance Schermerhorn
The New AmericansIndependent Lens- PBS2004Immigration, Culture, AfricaSteven JamesSteven James
The Olutunmbisblackpublicmedia.orgYes2012Immigration, Africa, WebTemitope OlutunmbiTemitope Olutunmbi
The PactPBS2008Health, CutlureAndrea KalinAndrea Kalin
The Story of Oscar Brown, JrPBS2007Arts, Biography, Music, TheaterDonnie l. BettsDonnie l. Betts
The UndocumentedIndependent Lens - PBS2010Immigration, Human RightsMarco WilliamsMarco Williams
Third Ward TexasPBS2008Andrew Garrison| Noland WalkerAndrew Garrison
This Far by Faith: African-American Spiritual JourneysPBS2003Culture, Religion, HistoryJune Cross | Dante JamesJune Cross | Dante James
Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers of the 20th CenturyIndependent Lens - PBS2015Culture, HistoryThomas Allen HarrisThomas Allen Harris
Twelve Disciples of Nelson MandelaPOV - PBS2006Africa, Culture, Thomas Allen Harris Thomas Allen Harris
Two Towns of JasperPOV- PBS2003Civil Rights, Human RightsWhitney Dow | Marco WilliamsWhitney Dow | Marco Williams
Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?PBS2008Health, Social Justice, CultureLarry AdelmanRachel Poulain
Upaj ImproviseAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2014Arts, Culture, Dance, AsiaAntara BhardwayHoku Uchiyama
UprootedAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2011Human Rights, Environment, South AmericaJuan Mejia BoteroJuan Mejia
VivreBlackPublicMedia/PBS.orgYes2014Culture, Youth, Caribbean, Short, DramaMaharakiMaharaki
War Don DonAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2014Criminal Justice, Human Rights, AfricaRebecca Richman CohenRebecca Richman Cohen
We Will Not Die Like DogsAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2008Health, Africa, Lisa RussellLisa Russell
Welcome to NollywoodAfroPoP - WORLD Channel2008Arts, Culture, Film, AfricaPeace Anyiam-FiberesimaJamie Meltzler
What's Good DCWHUT2011Current Affairs, Youth
When the Drum is BeatingIndependent Lens - PBS2012Arts, Immigration, Music, CaribbeanWhitney DowWhitney Dow
You Can GoPBS Online Film Festival-PBS.orgX2017Youth, Education, CounselingChristine TurnerChristine Turner
You're Dead to MePBS.orgYes2014LGBT, Human Rights, MarriageWu Tsang/ Melissa HaizipWu Tsang
Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the SunAmerican Masters - PBS2008Arts, Biography, Literary, WomenSamuel D. PollardSamuel D. Pollard
And She Can Be NextPOV2020Politics, Women, Social JusticeGrace Lee, Marjan SafiniaGrace Lee, Marjan Safinia

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