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FRONTLINE: Separated: Children at the Border Full Video (53:16)

What's happened to the more than 2,000 families who were separated after crossing the U.S. border unlawfully in 2018? How did immigration policy in America reach this point? This program examines immigration policy under the Trump and Obama ...Read More.

Origins of Human Trafficking Segment 3 (07:11)

Victims want to escape some type of trauma in their home; exploiters briefly show them a "good life." Sasha Ray describes her experiences with a trafficker. Living Water for Girls is a rehabilitation facility and safe house.  View Video.

Human Population and Scale of Change Segment 1 (01:55)

More than a billion people on the planet lack access to safe drinking water. As the population grows, the scale of change will leave no one untouched.  View Video.

Poverty Inc. Segment 3 (03:12)

Consumers like Roxanne Tsotsie have little individual wealth. But together they number in the tens of millions, and represent a massive pool of wealth. An entire industry is devoted to seeking riches in their pockets one customer at a time.  View Video.

Atrocities, Forgiveness, and Peace Segment 2 (03:14)

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Betty Williams tells a horrific story of cruelty, murder, slavery, and rape committed against children. Despite the reality of atrocities like these Williams contends that forgiveness is essential for a peaceful world. View Video.

Decline of Fairness in American Economics Segment 6 (01:19)

Thomas Edsall predicted the decline of fairness 20 years ago in his book, "The New Politics of Inequality." Those with clout and access rewrite the economic laws to reward themselves; thus, fairness no longer governs in America.  View Video.

Untouchables Segment 2 (04:01)

Sharma explains the Hindu origin of the caste system as a way of organizing society. "Dalit" means the oppressed; 51% of Indians still believe in untouchability. She describes an encounter with a man who came to an epiphany... View Video.

Courage to Confront Social Injustice Segment 7 (02:21)

Three young male actors simulate a verbally abusive attack on an overweight woman. Who will confront these bigoted teens? Most people walk by and do nothing to support the victim, but those who do intervene do it passionately.  View Video.

Social Justice and Human Rights Segment 9 of 9 (03:40)

Kofi Annan's vision for the United Nations involved a strong leadership role for promoting development and social justice and for protecting human rights.  View Video.

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Last Chance LGBT Refugees Seeking Asylum (85 Mins)

Last Chance tells the stories of 5 asylum seekers who flee their native countries to escape homophobic violence. They face hurdles integrating into Canada, fear deportation and anxiously await a decision that will change their lives forever.

Private Violence Domestic Violence Survivors (78 Mins.)

This Emmy-nominated documentary explores a simple but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every day in the U.S., at least four women are murdered by abusive...View Video.

Invisible Hands Investigating Modern Slavery of Children by Corporations (74 Mins.)

This award-winning documentary exposes child labor and trafficking within the supply chains of the world's biggest corporations, which produce some of our most loved items.  View Video.

A House Divided Inequality in Housing in New York City (45 Mins.)

Norman Lear explores the housing divide in New York City, where he is confronted by one of the nation's starkest images of inequality: a record number of homeless people living in the shadows of luxury skyscrapers filled with apartments...View Video.

Poor Kids Childhood Poverty in the U.S.(54 Mins.)

FRONTLINE spent months following three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families' struggles against financial ruin. At a time when one in five American kids lives below the poverty line, Poor Kids is an is an intimate ...View Video.

The Class Divide Battle to Fix Inequality in Education (41 Mins.)

Jesse Williams journeys to the Gulf Coast town of St. Petersburg, Florida, once known for its beaches and pleasant weather, but now notorious for being the unlikely epicenter of the student achievement gap and school-to- prison pipeline...View Video.

The Invisible Patients Life at the Edges of the American Healthcare System (89 Mins.)

This is the story of Jessica Macleod, a nurse practitioner, and four patients she cares for in their homes. With her laptop, satchel and stethoscope, Jessica makes house calls, typically seeing 8-10 patients per day, many of whom live at the outer...View Video.