Directed by Adele Free Pham.
Nearly a year after the death of Larnell Bruce, a Black teen from Gresham, Oregon, STATE OF OREGON sheds light on the fatal encounter that ended his life – while unpacking the state’s fraught racial history.
One week before the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States, 700 workers – many of whom were Trump supporters – walked out of the Momentive chemical plant in Waterford, NY, sparking a 105-day strike. In the wake of Trump’s election, the workers get candid about his advocacy for union-busting legislation.
In Jackson, Mississippi, a coalition of Latino, Black, and white activists known as MIRA – Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance – confronts local lawmakers who introduced 12 anti-immigrant bills into the state legislature in 2017. Among those protesting in the state's capital: 13-year-old Yizel, whose parents are undocumented immigrants from Mexico.
In 2016, transgender teen Gavin Grimm sued his local school board after its members refused to let him use the bathroom of his choice. He was ready to take his case all the way to the Supreme Court – and then the election happened.
🏆 2018 Webby Award Winner, Video: Public Service & Activism
Meet two women fighting against race-based gerrymandering in North Carolina: Val Applewhite, a plaintiff in a landmark Supreme Court case, and Moon Duchin, a mathematician who empowers organizers to use data to advocate for fairly drawn electoral maps.