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Patrick Haggerty remembers his father's unexpected advice to his gay son in the 1950s.
Hotel 22 captures a single, dramatic night on the Line 22 route.
Alex Landau recalls how he nearly lost his life at a traffic stop with the Denver police.
Theresa Burroughs remembers her pursuit of the right to vote in Alabama during Jim Crow.
New York City sanitation workers on becoming a part of the community they serve.
In August 2005, Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Iraq.
Allen Hoe tells the story of a chance encounter with a stranger who knew his son.
In 2005, Specialist Justin Cliburn deployed to Iraq with the Oklahoma Army National Guard.
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The authorities order Ai Weiwei's accountant and Manager to leave Beijing.
Ai Weiwei and his mother discuss the family's history of persecution by Chinese authority.
Journalist Silke Ballweg interviews Ai Weiwei.
Ai Weiwei's take on his imprisonment and the Chinese government's charges against him.
Ai Weiwei and his team recreate his prison cell for his upcoming project.
An overview of the Chinese government's charges against Ai Weiwei.
Ai Weiwei discusses what he sees for the future of China.
Ai Weiwei launches weiweicam.com with four webcams streaming live from inside his home.
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The Chinese government attempts to silence artist and free speech activist Ai Weiwei.
Art and Craft uncovers the universal in one man's search for connection and respect.
Immigrant activist Angy Rivera joins a generation of Dreamers ready to push for change.
In 2006, Matt VanDyke left his home and ended up amidst a revolution in the Middle East.
An eye-opening look at the cycle of poverty that fuels human trafficking in Cambodia.
One teacher prepares his students for their new life in Switzerland.
Sudanese civilians facing government bombing celebrate their heritage through music.
Five Chilean women commemorate life's joys and cope with infidelity, illness and death.
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