True Stories (Unscripted Special Programming)

Runtime: 02:57:21
Available:: Apr 26, 2021 07:00
Until:: Jun 01, 2021 06:59

Get ready for a mindset shift. Based on real stories, these films introduce you to worlds and problems that may not be on your radar - from Black bull riders and farmers to the importance of mental health and wellness in a community that is often overlooked.

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Black Girl, Bleu

Black Girl, Bleu

00:30:11

A safe space where Black women reveal their struggles with mental health, including how the "Strong Black Woman" stereotype impacts their mental wellness and healing.

This candid short doc features interviews with Black women who have or are currently experiencing a mental health crisis; insight from Black therapists regarding the particular mental health challenges Black women face; resources to cultivate healing and tools to identify self.

Boxed

Boxed

00:08:24

To cope with homesickness, a Filipino grandmother in Los Angeles spends her savings on annual care packages for family in the Philippines. Over a month, she scours for the best deals at stores to buy necessities and ship boxes in time for Christmas. Though she feels grateful for her time in America, she must decide if she can live much longer away from her family.

A Farm Called Home

A Farm Called Home

00:23:05

Follow the Ballews, a multi-generational family of Black Kentucky farmers, as they embrace the strong legacy of their land while facing the struggles of being a black farmer in America.

High Risk

High Risk

00:55:09

High Risk: The Unfiltered Truths of Minority Pregnancy is a documentary that explores the lives of several individuals that have experienced complications with conceiving, giving birth and postpartum depression. This project follows people of color on their journeys to parenthood through varying methods including assisted reproductive technology. The piece explores the health and emotional challenges that Black people face in the United States related to childbirth.

The Next "8" Seconds

The Next "8" Seconds

01:00:32

"The Next 8 Seconds" chronicles the life and career of Neil Holmes, an African American bull rider, as he talks about his journey from childhood struggles to college graduate turned professional bull rider. Facing adversity, racial discrimination as well as countless life and death experiences, Neil becomes one of the best professional Bull Riders in a sport. traditionally known for white bull riders.In the sport deemed “the most dangerous sport on dirt,” Neil rides in front of his home crowd at Rodeo Houston, where he will once again thrill the crowd for “The Next 8 Seconds”

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