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Season 16


The Great Invisible (#1613)

Explore the stories behind the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill, from fallout to aftermath, ...

The Homestretch (#1612)

Airs: Wednesday, July 27
Follows three ambitious Chicago teens who brave frigid winters, high school pressures and ...

Little Hope Was Arson/A City In Flames (#1611)

This is a gripping portrait of a community terrorized from the inside out. In 2010, 10 churches ...

Little White Lie (#1610)

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up with two loving Jewish parents. When she discovers that the man ...

American Denial (#1609)

Airs: Sunday, August 14
American Denial uses the story of Gunnar Myrdal's 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism as a ...

Through A Lens Darkly (#1608)

This is the story of the pioneering African-American photographers - men and women, celebrated and ...

Evolution Of A Criminal (#1607)

Join filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe as he returns to the scene of the crime to explore what led him ...

Rich Hill (#1606)

Airs: Sunday, July 31
Follow three boys as they navigate the often-treacherous road between childhood and adolescence in ...

Happiness (#1605)

Pyanki is a nine-year-old monk living in Laya, a Bhutanese village perched high in the Himalayas. ...

Powerless (#1604)

In Kanpur, India, a city with 15-hour power outages, a nimble young electrician provides Robin ...

Brakeless (#1603)

On April 25, 2005, a West Japan Railway (West JR) commuter train crashed into an apartment building ...

Twin Sisters (#1602)

In China in 2003, twin babies Mia and Alexandra were found in a cardboard box and placed in an ...

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