Professional ballroom dancing is very big in little Denmark. Since success in this intensely competitive art depends on finding the right partner, aspiring Danish dancers often look beyond their borders to find their matches. In Dance for Me, 15-year-old Russian performer Egor leaves home and family to team up with 14-year-old Mie, one of Denmark's most promising young dancers. Strikingly different, Egor and Mie bond over their passion for Latin dance — and for winning. As they head to the championships, so much is at stake: emotional bonds, career and the future. Dance for Me is a poetic coming-of-age story, with a global twist and thrilling dance moves.
Islands is a dialogue-free fable that tells the story of Vaine - a beautiful young woman trapped on an island with Putu, her brutish 'protector'. Each day, she briefly escapes his attentions and goes to the strait that separates their island from Tamatoa’s island; Tamatoa stands on the opposite shore and they share a gentle, word-less love play until Putu finds out. From Pacific Islanders in Communications. The 25 films in this year's PBS Online Film Festival are guaranteed to amaze, move and excite you. WATCH, VOTE and then SHARE your favorites through July 31.
As technology becomes ever more pervasive, the people who actually create it have an increasingly influential impact on our lives. Their ability to code allows them to mold our interactions with computers, and define what services computers bring to us. In essence, coders have become the gatekeepers of how our culture uses technology. Because of this, many people now preach that everyone should learn how to code, saying that knowledge of programming languages is akin to reading & writing. But is it reasonable to assume that everyone will learn how to code? And what are the repercussions if we continue to have coding and non-coding classes?