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Trailer | Cured

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When homosexuality was considered an illness to be “cured," LGBTQ activists fought back.

When I'm Her

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A former ballet prodigy finds refuge in his alter ego, a Russian ballet instructor.

Two Gods

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A Muslim mortician uses the rituals of death to teach two troubled teenagers how to live b

The People Vs. Agent Orange

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Two activists fight to hold the chemical industry accountable for a devastating legacy.

Part 8 | Philly D.A. | Episode 8

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Frustrated Krasner supporters warn he must accelerate plans to phase out cash bail.

The Donut King

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Meet the Donut King, the Cambodian refugee who built a multi-million-dollar empire baking

Senior Prom

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For residents of an LGBTQ+ retirement home, “senior” prom takes on a whole new meaning.

Part 6 | Philly D.A. | Episode 6

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A councilmember bridges constituents plagued by the opioid crisis with the unorthodox D.A.

Part 2 | Philly D.A. | Episode 2

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Krasner and his team battle to obtain the complete police misconduct files.

Part 1 | Philly D.A. | Episode 1

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The new Philadelphia District Attorney uncovers a secret that shakes the police department