Tuesday Night Documentaries

Join us on Tuesdays in June for a series of compelling, thought-provoking, and eye-opening documentaries. From ancient musical instruments of Mongolia to the last “Little Italy” in the US, to the art scene of Colombia – and exploring such varied topics as autism spectrum disorders, urban development, prison reform, and the arts – these films need to be on your “must watch” list this summer!

June 29

Botero

6pm, PBS Explore

Botero is a poetic documentary profile of Colombian artist Fernando Botero. The film is a behind-the-scenes chronicle of the life and art of this painter and sculptor -- the world's most recognized living artist.

The Cheech

7:30pm, PBS Explore

The Cheech explores Cheech Marin’s lifelong advocacy of the Chicano Art Movement, taking a fascinating look at a national icon’s love affair with art, and his incredible contribution to promote and preserve a vital part of American cultural identity.

Dancing on the Shoulders of Giants

8pm, PBS Explore

Follow two internationally-acclaimed dance companies in their interpretation of a seminal event...the arrival of the first Africans to English North America. Go behind the scenes and witness the artistic journey of these works, from concept through rehearsal and ultimately, to the stage.