In the Making

In the Making, the new documentary shorts series from American Masters and Firelight Media, follows eight emerging cultural icons – creators who bring insight and originality to their craft – on their journeys to becoming masters of their artistic disciplines.

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Maia Cruz Palileo: Becoming the Moon

Maia Cruz Palileo is a multi-disciplinary artist who explores themes of migration.

Maia Cruz Palileo: Becoming the Moon

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Damon Davis: Apologue for the Darkest Gods

A look into the art of award-winning, post-disciplinary artist Damon Davis.

Damon Davis: Apologue for the Darkest Gods

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: The New Chief

The Grammy-nominated musician from New Orleans defies the expectations of jazz music.

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: The New Chief

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Bunky Echo-Hawk: The Resistance

How the reality of Native Americans inspires Pawnee artist Bunky Echo-Hawk's work.

Bunky Echo-Hawk: The Resistance

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Vincent Valdez: The Beginning is Near

Artist Vincent Valdez emphasizes under-examined historical narratives in his work.

Vincent Valdez: The Beginning is Near

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Anik Khan: Street Level

Explore the music of Anik Khan, the Bangladesh-born, Queens, NY-raised hip-hop artist.

Anik Khan: Street Level

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Amyra León: Strange Grace

Meet musician, poet, author, and activist Amyra León.

Amyra León: Strange Grace

Video thumbnail: American Masters Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio: This Is the Way We Rise

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Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio: This Is the Way We Rise

Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio is a Kanaka Maoli wahine poet, activist, and academic.

Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio: This Is the Way We Rise