What happens when a person becomes part of a global social movement? In a series of eight videos, Voices of the Movement features nine activists ranging from experienced organizers engaged in the biggest movement of their lives, to those who have been inspired by the unprecedented change that rippled through 2020. Each voice reveals why they are out there, what they’ve learned, and what is next for the movement.
In 1999 citizens prepared for the end of the millennium like it was the end of the world. The threat was a computer error that could not recognize the turn of the digital dial to 2000. But was the crisis real? The answer may surprise you. Watch this exclusive 8-part series to find out how the problem was solved.
Virtual classrooms are the new norm during the pandemic — and they could be for the foreseeable future. As students across the US adjust to their new routines, vulnerable school districts say many of their students don’t have what they need, such as laptops and WiFi, to properly continue their education.
Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on April 15, 2020
Asians and Asian Americans are facing increased discrimination linked to the spread of the novel coronavirus, impacting businesses as well as individuals. In New York City’s Chinatown, restaurant owner Rose Wu says business has dropped significantly since the coronavirus outbreak.
Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on February 18, 2020
The legalization of marijuana in California became a huge opportunity for flower farmers, who saw their industry declining over the past 30 years. Meet one family of six-generation flower growers who saved their business by switching over to cannabis, and watched their profits rise.
Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on February 14, 2020
In a single season of football at the high school and college level, players are taking about 700-1000 hits to the head. Participation in high school football has declined 10% over the past decade, with parents citing fears about head injuries as a deterrent. Eric Clark, a 16 year old in Atlanta, was nearly paralyzed during a football game last year. While it was devastating to his family, his brother Andre is still passionate about the game.
Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on January 31, 2020
China is restricting travel of 30 million people as the coronavirus death toll rises to at least 26, with more than 900 confirmed cases worldwide. CNN’s David Culver traveled to Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, and scrambled to flee the city before authorities placed the city of 11 million on a partial lockdown.
Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on January 24, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang loves to play basketball while on the campaign trail. Chris Cillizza met up with him in New Hampshire for a quick game of P-O-T-U-S. Here’s how it went down. #CNN #Cillizza #AndrewYang
Originally published on CNN YouTube show The Point with Chris Cillizza on January 18, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang sits down with Chris Cillizza to discuss Universal Basic Income, the lack of diversity in the current Democratic field and how his 2020 campaign has already lived up to the “high end” of his expectations.
Originally published on CNN YouTube show The Point with Chris Cillizza on January 14, 2020
“If I had a choice between the life I had before and this one, I would have to choose this one.” In New York, an estimated 10,000 people collect beverage containers and redeem them for five cents apiece. We follow Chicago Crosby through a day in the life as she picks up recycling to help her get by. Crosby is one of the many career canners hoping for federal legislation that would implement a 10-cent bottle fee nationwide, expected to be introduced in early 2020.
Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on January 8, 2020
Join Alice Waters, Cecilia Chiang, Dominique Crenn, Tanya Holland, and Gabriela Cámara at a family meal in San Francisco’s Bay Area, an area where female chefs reign. Bringing inclusivity and inspiration to both the kitchen and dining room. These women are industry pioneers in a city defined by innovation.
Outraged students at Syracuse University have started the protest movement #NotAgainSU following a series of racist incidents targeting black, Asian and Jewish students. We go to the campus to speak to students and faculty members who are critical of the administration’s initial response to the crisis.
Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on November 26, 2019
As the Trump administration slashes the refugee cap to a new low, many refugees face dwindling resources and struggle to survive in the United States, facing poverty, lack of education and untreated trauma. Meet two American families who are stepping up to help fill the gaps that government resources cannot fill by inviting refugees to live with them in their own homes.
Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on November 20, 2019
In this weekend edition of The Point, Chris Cillizza and SE Cupp, host of “SE Cupp Unfiltered,” discuss how the ongoing impeachment inquiry will impact the Republican party, and which senators could vote in favor of removing President Trump from office. #CNN #News #Cillizza
Originally published on CNN YouTube show The Point with Chris Cillizza on November 16, 2019
“I was so sick. It’s the worst I’ve ever been.” Alexander, a 17-year-old high school junior, vaped every day for more than a year and almost died of a vaping-related illness. His lungs were filled with a white cotton-like substance, and doctors told him he narrowly avoided a coma. The number of vaping-related injuries has climbed to more than 2,000 cases in the US, concerning doctors who are trying to pinpoint the exact cause. Massachusetts responded by issuing a sweeping temporary ban of all vaping and e-cigarette products in the state, dealing a blow to those making a living by selling them.
Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on November 13, 2019
Los Angeles sits on top of the largest urban oil field in the United States, where oil has been extracted for almost 150 years. Hundreds of wells are still active in the city, with many located just steps away from homes, schools, churches and hospitals. 18-year-old Nalleli Cobo grew up next to a drill site and experienced nosebleeds, heart palpitations and other medical issues, which she attributes to toxic air pollutants from hazardous chemicals used in the drilling process. Now she and other activists are working to shut down the wells and move them farther from residential areas.
Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on November 11, 2019
Anderson Cooper Full Circle returns October 1, every weeknight at 5pm E.T. Anderson Cooper will host a streaming global news brief featuring interviews with the day’s biggest newsmakers on the stories that you care about the most.
Livestream shopping in China is a multi-billion dollar industry, with a reported 425 million users as of July 2018. Some hosts feature well known luxury brands, but you can buy just about anything. We meet up with a top livestream host who is earning millions of dollars a year, and talk to her biggest fan to learn what makes this experience so addictive.
Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on September 27, 2019
In Chicago, hundreds of thousands of lead service lines deliver water to homes. Replacing them is costly, and residents are frustrated by what they say is an insufficient response to a dangerous problem. “I’m actually poisoning my children from the water now that’s coming in from this house.”
Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on September 24, 2019
“First they got rich putting me in jail. Now they’re getting rich selling something that put me in jail.” Lorenze spent years in and out of jail, battling homelessness on LA’s Skid Row, because of a marijuana felony at 18. But now that weed is legal in California, a movement to expunge marijuana convictions is giving him a chance to earn a living wage and give back to his community.
Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on August 19, 2019
Putting on a presidential debate is a massive undertaking — a high-stakes production relying on the smallest of details. Producers even timed exactly how long it would take a candidate to make a trip to the bathroom. Here’s how it gets done.
Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on July 31, 2019
The 2020 Democratic presidential field is massive — and it’s running out of time to make a move. With 19 other candidates trying to make their case onstage, here’s what it takes to stand out from the crowd and win a debate in 2020.
Originally published on CNN YouTube show The Point with Chris Cillizza on July 30, 2019
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots – as New York City hosts the 2019 World Pride Parade – CNN Digital Productions produces an immersive multi-platform video experience celebrating and exploring the global evolution of PRIDE, looking at where we’ve come and where we headed. Throughout the package we will highlight the people who have, and are, paving the way for progress.
When we set foot on the moon 50 years ago the frontier of space seemed within grasp. A half a century later we have yet to solve the complex challenges of human space travel. But, optimism has returned as groundbreaking initiatives gain traction. This documentary series explores the inspiration, ambition, and challenges facing our exploration of space – with a sharp focus on why it matters now and for the future.
After the Moon looks at the evolution of our pursuit of space exploration after Apollo 11. We’ll visit the mavericks and newsmakers that will bring us to the next frontier of space. Archival footage will provide the historical context for how we got here, and where we’re going.
Livestream shopping in China is a multi-billion dollar industry, with a reported 425 million users as of July 2018. Some hosts feature well known luxury brands, but you can buy just about anything. Alice met up with a top livestream host in China, as well her biggest fan, to learn what makes this experience so addictive. Alice and Sophia also look into how the US is starting to catch on.
Originally published on Beme News YouTube, CNN.COM, and CNNgo on March 21, 2019
Media coverage of Monica Lewinsky and her affair with President Clinton was imbalanced at best and cruel at worst. An insider’s perspective from CNN’s Dana Bash reveals what could have – and perhaps should have – been done differently.
Originally published on CNN.com on February 19, 2019
American Woman in Politics with Brooke Baldwin returns for its second season on Wednesday, September 5 across our OTT network as well as core digital platforms. In the wake of the Women’s March on Washington and the #MeToo movement, a record-breaking number of women are running for office in 2018. CNN’s Brooke Baldwin hits the trail with the women looking to make history, gaining unprecedented access and behind-the-scenes coverage of a historical election cycle.
“Family Meal: NOLA” takes viewers to New Orleans to explore the appetizing landscape and the history behind this dynamic city. This premium digital video series features intimate interviews with prominent culinary chefs as they share their origins and extoll their local culinary scene as an expression of a city’s character.
Through an intimate group dinner and individual trips to each chef’s restaurant, “Family Meal: New Orleans” explores the challenges and rewards of New Orleans, touching on the city’s socioeconomic and historic challenges and how food and community play a significant role in shaping The Big Easy.
Livestreaming is big business in China, with the top live streamers making more than $100,000 per month broadcasting regular shows through a multitude of apps. Unlike Twitch, these streaming apps are made for entertainment rather than gaming. Could livestream fever take hold in the United States? Sophia tries out the popular Chinese livestreaming app YY for a month to see what it’s like to broadcast her life. In the process, she speaks to several people who have studied the industry, including Hao Wu, director of the upcoming documentary “People’s Republic of Desire.”
Originally published on Beme News YouTube and CNNgo on July 30, 2018
The secret to a male birth control pill may lie in a deadly poisonous plant.
Dr. Gunda Georg is leading a team of researchers out of the University of Minnesota in a quest to develop a non-hormonal birth control pill for men. She wants to help even out the burden of family planning between men and women, and she thinks the answer may lie in a heart-stopping plant extract from the Climbing Oleander plant used as arrow poison in parts of Africa.
Originally published on Beme News YouTube on May 3, 2018
A warm welcome is phase one of a visit to the Crescent City. Food will follow. And music. “New Orleans is just like your grandma. You come home, she’s always got a hot plate of food for you and she’s gonna invite you to her table to sit down and talk about what’s ever on your mind. And she’s gonna listen,” said New Orleans native Tarriona “Tank” Ball, the front woman of the band Tank and the Bangas. Founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville 100 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River, the valuable port city of New Orleans has long been defined by struggle, joy, resistance and survival.
Originally published on CNNTravel on April 26, 2018
Brooke Baldwin sits down with eight accomplished women who have shattered ceilings across their respective industries. These are women who wouldn’t take no for an answer, overcoming every obstacle in their way in order to conquer their dreams and expand opportunities for others.
It started as a Facebook post and it sparked a movement. The Women’s March on Washington has reinvigorated the women’s movement and brought everyday women off the sidelines to join the fight. CNN follows the national organizers of the Women’s March over the course of a year documenting the internal conflicts, external threats, and the mass mobilizations and actions in between.
In the 1980’s, four French chefs, Daniel Boulud, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Eric Ripert, and Jacques Torres all immigrated to the United States and found friendship. Through the years, they formed the “French Connection,” turning to each other for support, both personally and professionally.
In this CNN interactive experience, these culinary masters sit down to an epic meal in which they relive the trials and tribulations of an immigrant in Manhattan. This is the first CNN Digital series to be shot solely on RED Digital Cinema cameras. In addition to a 15 minute documentary, the interactive also includes biographies on each chef, highlighting their momentous careers, 360 degree photos of each chef’s favorite dishes, as well as behind the scenes photography.
A multi-part documentary series, This Is Sex With Lisa Ling explores the enduring taboos around sex in America and the ways in which our sexuality has been stigmatized, policed and politicized. From the controversial sex education programs in our schools, to the experience of dating while HIV positive, to the ongoing pursuit of sexual liberation, host Lisa Ling sits down for the conversations about sex you weren’t allowed to have at the dinner table.
CNN and Volvo Cars USA present the solar eclipse from multiple locations, coast to coast, in an immersive two-hour 360° live-stream experience starting at 1PM ET on August 21, 2017.
The astronomical and historic virtual reality event will be available all around the world in 4K resolution at CNN.com/eclipse, CNN’s mobile apps, Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus via Samsung VR, Oculus Rift via Oculus Video and through CNN’s Facebook page via Facebook Live 360.
“CNN’s Eclipse of the Century” will allow users to witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States for the first time in nearly 40 years. The live show, hosted by CNN’s Space and Science Correspondent Rachel Crane and former NASA Astronaut Mark Kelly, will harness stunning imagery from specially-designed 4K 360° cameras, optimized for low-light, that will capture seven ‘total eclipse’ moments – stretching from Oregon to South Carolina.
A three-part video series with articles on the border patrols of America across three sections along the border. This is a multimedia project made for the first digital magazine STATE for CNN Politics.
COMPLICIT is a feature documentary filmed over 3 years in China’s electronics zones Shenzhen and Guangzhou with lush cinematography and unique access. The film takes the audience on an 8000-mile journey to the world’s electronics factory floors, revealing the situations under which China’s youth population has shifted by the millions in search of a better life.
Official selection of: Toronto International Film Festival, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2017, Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights.
Won Grand Jury Prize at the Paris Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Howard Schultz… Alan Greenspan… Mickey Drexler… Russell Simmons… Ursula Burns… There was something happening in New York City in the first half of the 20th Century: the 1% were being formed in the primordial soup of the city’s roughest neighborhoods. CNNMoney’s Cristina Alesci talks to some of the city’s most successful offspring to find out how it shaped their drive for success.
You’ve heard about the Women’s March on Washington, a demonstration that filled the streets of the nation’s capital, and brought millions out in protest across the country, and around the world following the inauguration of President Trump. It started as a Facebook post and it sparked a new wave of the women’s movement. This is the story behind that historic day.
In a sea of day-of event coverage of the march from countless media outlets, Women Who March stands apart, telling the story behind the headline. It is unique in its behind-the-scenes access and documentation of the struggles, hopes, fears, disagreements, determination and vision of the organizers responsible for one of the biggest political protests in American history. In the male-dominated field of journalism, this feature story was created by a racially diverse all-female crew, from producer to cinematographers to editor, lending an authenticity and depth to the storytelling.
Women Who March is a first version of history in a new era of American political and social activism.
CNN Politics is taking a month-long trip across the country right before the 2016 election. But we’re not following the candidates, we want to hear from you, the people. Join Chris Moody and Vanessa Yurkevich as they visit places where campaigns and political reporters don’t always go.
The multi-part investigative series will look at the rising cost of, and changing industry around pregnancy and childbirth in the U.S. — from skyrocketing hospital bills, to the out-of-hospital alternative movement, to the costs of pregnancy for women delaying childbirth later than ever before.
The falling euro is creating problems for companies’ bottom lines. Just look at Chanel to see the impact. The fashion house is raising prices in Europe, cutting them in China because of currency fluctuations.
A Inner Mongolian mother lives a split life for her 5-year-old son. To leave their grassland home and family for city on a daily basis, she found her son caught in between fading tradition and modernization.
The Mongolian ethnic group in China is decreasing in number as their culture and tradition slowly giving away to financial needs, policy regulations and city lifestyle. Rootless features one such Mongolian herdsman family in New Barag Banner, Inner Mongolia, China. The son has to go to school in the city whereas the dad has to stay back on grassland to provide. Lotus, the mom, commutes back and forth in two different lifestyles.
This is a teaser video of Xue Yu (Alice)’s thesis documentary in production. Expected to be done in February, 2015.
The Mongolian ethnic group in China is decreasing in number as their grassland being regulated more and more by the government and their culture fading away. My film follows one family of herdsman where the mother and 4-year-old son travel between city and grassland and being separated from their family on a daily basis.
Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer: Xue Yu (Alice). All rights reserved.