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Ian Zabarte, who has black hair in a ponytail, wears a blue shirt against a desert backdrop

Documentary ‘Downwind’ shows deadly consequences of nuclear testing on tribal lands

Mark Shapiro decided to create the documentary "Downwind," while Ian Zabarte actively engaged in its production, because they wanted to shed light on the genocide inflicted upon the Western Shoshone tribes by the U.S. government through more than 900 nuclear tests conducted on their land spanning from 1951 to 1992.


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‘Public Plea,’ a new documentary and podcast series, explores Oregon’s Measure 11, juvenile justice and victims’ rights

A team of University of Oregon alumni and students recently completed a year and a half examination of Oregon’s Measure 11 and its disproportionate impact on communities of color. The result is “Public Plea,” a television documentary and five-part podcast series produced with collaborative support from Oregon Public Broadcasting, The Oregonian, and Willamette Week.






Marine recruits training at Parris Island, South Carolina, 1967

'The Vietnam War,' A PBS Documentary

"The Vietnam War" — a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series — directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere Sept. 17, 2017, on OPB.



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