Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary Life



Burma ’88: Buried History

On August 8, 1988, university students in Burma sparked an uprising against the military dictatorship.


Shirley Chisholm: Unbought and Unbossed

50 yrs ago, Shirley Chisholm was the first woman of color in Congress. She too was told to “go back from where you came from.”


Remembering Robben Island

Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada served more than 2 decades in prison alongside Nelson Mandela. Kathrada died this week, at the age of 87.


Lost and Found Tape: Mandela’s Voice in Prison

While working on the documentary, Mandela: An Audio History, we stumbled across the only known recording of Nelson Mandela during his 27 years in prison. This is the story behind it.