5 Shows to Stream for Free This Week: “Borgen,” W. S. Merwin, Nari Ward and More

5 Shows to Stream for Free This Week: “Borgen,” W. S. Merwin, Nari Ward and More

The ALL ARTS broadcast channel and streaming app have plenty of arts-related shows and films to choose from — including original productions and archival content. Here’s a roundup of standout programs available to watch this week online, or on the ALL ARTS app on Roku and anywhere else you stream.

W. S. Merwin: To Plant a Tree

W. S. Merwin discusses how his love of nature and conservation informs his work as a poet in this documentary. A prolific writer, Merwin was known for his grounded style and his commentary on human existence.

The ALL ARTS Vault: Chinua Achebe

This episode of the ALL ARTS Vault features a 1964 conversation with Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, whose 1958 novel “Things Fall Apart” is lauded as a literary classic and is celebrated for its portrayal of late 19th century Nigeria.

Borgen: The Art of the Possible (Season 1, Episode 3)

Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg hits a snag as several members of parliament withdraw their support from her finance bill. This episode of the Danish drama tests Nyborg’s political craftsmanship as her strongest opponent challenges her efforts.

Berlin Live: Kaiser Chiefs

The English indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs takes the stage at the SchwuZ club in Berlin. The band, which formed in 2000 under the name Parva, is now working on their seventh album, #KC7, due out in 2019.

NYC-ARTS Profile: Nari Ward

In this profile, NYC-ARTS talks to Nari Ward about how he transforms everyday objects and discarded materials into striking structural pieces of art that explore the themes of neighborhood, race and power.


Top Image: Sidse Babett Knudsen in "Borgen."