It’s no secret that millennials love Bernie Sanders. Recent polls show that Sanders, the oldest candidate in the election, takes a 16 percent lead over Hillary Clinton among young people. “This is the group that said ‘I’m going to college to get a great paying job,’” says Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson. “A lot of them haven’t been able to find a job—and if they have, maybe it’s been at a really low wage.”
The Atlantic’s Caty Green sits down with Thompson to find out how millennial voters will shape the 2016 election, and what will happen if Bernie wins the race.
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The new documentary Carole King: Natural Woman charts the singer-songwriter’s story from 1960s New York City, to the music mecca of 70’s LA, to the present. In this short excerpt from the film, we hear from King as she talks about her precocious songwriting and the dreams she always had for herself. The documentary premiered on PBS on February 19, 2016, and is now available on iTunes and Amazon.
2015 marks the centennial of the beginning of the Great Migration, when six million African Americans relocated from the rural South to the cities of the North, Midwest, and West from 1915 to 1970. This short film by Carlos Javier Ortiz explores how the event created what we now consider the modern American city, particularly Chicago. Ortiz has crafted an artfully made reflection of the hope that once was very much alive for African Americans leaving the South, juxtaposed with today’s harsh economic and social realities. This film was supported by the journalism nonprofit the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.
Harvey Langi is among a growing number of Mormons from the Pacific Islands recruited to play football in Utah. Many Polynesian families, Langi’s included, have come to view football as their ticket out of economic hardship and gang life, only to discover bitter disappointment when their expectations fall short of reality. In Football We Trust is a new documentary that transports viewers inside the tightly-knit and complex Polynesian community in Salt Lake City, one of the chief sources of the modern influx of Pacific Islander football players to the NFL. We’ve previously posted another clip from the film about Star Lotulelei, a starting defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers. To stream the full-length film until February 25, 2016, and to find out more about the documentary, visit the Independent Lens website.
Reconception is a short documentary about the first full-spectrum reproductive rights center in the United States—a space where abortion, adoption, and birth services are all in the same facility. “The goal in bringing these services together is to remove the stigma of terminating pregnancy,” the filmmaker Yoruba Richen wrote in an email. Richen went inside the All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center in Bloomington Indiana, to speak to volunteers and women seeking counsel. The making of this film was supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.