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JOE'S VIOLIN
JOE'S VIOLIN

Academy Award Winners & Nominees  Music  New York City  Performing Arts  Jewish Studies  2017  Education  Directed by Women 

2017 ACADEMY AWARD® Nominee for Documentary Short Subject In Joe’s Violin, a donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship between a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor and 12-year-old Bronx school girl, showing how the power of music to bring light in the darkest of times and how a small act can have a profound impact.

RAISING BERTIE
RAISING BERTIE

2016  African-American Studies  American Studies  Sociology  Criminal & Law  Education  Family Relations  Alcohol & Drug Abuse  Directed by Women  Kartemquin Films 

Recorded over six years, Raising Bertie delivers an authentic and tender portrait of the lives of three young boys as they face a precarious coming of age within Bertie County, a rural African-American community in North Carolina. Another harrowing work from the acclaimed documentary powerhouse Kartemquin Films, the film shows the process of growing up in a place afflicted by generations of economic and educational segregation.

1 WAY UP
1 WAY UP

2015  Urban Studies  Europe  Education  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

From the producers of the Academy Award winning documentary Inocente, 1 Way Up tells the inspirational story of two teenage boys hoping to escape one of the toughest gang neighborhoods in London with the only thing they have—a bike.

ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL
ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL

2015  Sociology  Education  Anthropology 

2014 César winner for Best Documentary, On the Way to School interweaves the stories of four children from around the world whose desire to learn and better their lives through education forces them to contend with arduous, often perilous journeys every day on their way to the classroom.

SEE YOU SOON AGAIN
SEE YOU SOON AGAIN

Jewish Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Education  World History  2012  Directed by Women 

Do people still want to hear stories about the Holocaust? This question plagues Leo Bretholz, a Holocaust survivor who has recounted his story to thousands of students across the country. See You Soon Again is a singular film about the weight of history, about how hard it is to tell a story of unspeakable suffering, and how impossible it is not to.

INOCENTE
INOCENTE

2013  Academy Award Winners & Nominees  Chicano Studies  Short Films  Women's Studies  Education  Directed by Women  Immigration 

2013 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Subject! The moving and inspiring story of a remarkable 15-year-old girl, homeless and undocumented, but fiercely pursuing her dream of becoming an artist. An essential documentary that confronts issues of teen homelessness, immigration and the importance of arts education in this country.

SHAKESPEARE HIGH
SHAKESPEARE HIGH

Performing Arts  Literature  Urban Studies  Latino Studies  Education  2012 

Executive produced by Kevin Spacey, Shakespeare High is an uplifting documentary that follows a diverse group of California high school students as they prepare for and compete in an annual Shakespeare Festival - a unique program that counts many of Hollywood's biggest stars among its alumni. A celebration of theater and performance, Shakespeare High illustrates the life-changing effect drama programs such as this can have on young people.

TRUTH IN NUMBERS? everything,  according to wikipedia
TRUTH IN NUMBERS? everything, according to wikipedia

Media Studies  Cultural Studies  Education  Technology  2011 

Examining the history and cultural implications of one of the most popular websites in the world, Truth in Numbers? Everything According to Wikipedia provokes a deeper conversation on the power of new media, on how knowledge is collected, disseminated and controlled.

TWO SPIRITS
TWO SPIRITS

2010  Human Sexuality  World History  Psychology & Psychiatry  Native American Studies  LGBTQ  Family Relations  Education  Criminal & Law  Anthropology  American Studies  American History  Directed by Women 

An exploration of gender and sexuality in Native American culture, Two Spirits interweaves the story of the life and brutal murder of a Navajo teenager with the largely unknown history of the 'two-spirit' tradition - the acceptance, even celebration, among indigenous cultures of people with both masculine and feminine traits.

WADE IN THE WATER, CHILDREN
WADE IN THE WATER, CHILDREN

2009  Urban Studies  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Media Studies  Health  Education  Cinema Studies  Anthropology  American Studies  African-American Studies  Directed by Women 

Through a passionate mixture of private videos, uncensored interviews and school-day adventures, the young children of Singleton Charter Middle School, the first school to open in New Orleans after Katrina, have created a revealing portrait of urban youth at the heart of an ongoing American crisis.

PLEASE VOTE FOR ME
PLEASE VOTE FOR ME

Political Science  Cultural Studies  Children & Young Adult  Asian Studies  Family Relations  Education  2009 

An experiment in democracy is taking place in a third grade classroom in China. For the first time, students will be able to elect their own class monitor. A surprising and insightful documentary, Please Vote for Me seeks to determine how - if democracy should come to China - it would be received.

FRONTRUNNERS
FRONTRUNNERS

Political Science  New York City  Education  American Studies  Sociology  Media Studies  2008  Directed by Women 

It's hard to run for office - even in high school. Frontrunners follows the recent elections at the ultra-competitive Stuyvesant High School in New York City, and explores how politics works at its most nascent level.

RECALLING ORANGE COUNTY
RECALLING ORANGE COUNTY

Political Science  Latino Studies  Education  Cultural Studies  Chicano Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

An unflinching look inside the contentious recall of an immigrant rights activist in California, and the fierce conflict it sparked within the Latino community, between recent and assimilated immigrants, over what it means to be an American.

DANCEWEB
DANCEWEB

Dance  Performing Arts  Education  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

Danceweb is an intimate, rewarding film that gives a unique understanding of the world of contemporary dance by following three young dancers.

TALKING PEACE
TALKING PEACE

Sociology  Peace & Conflict  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Education  American Studies 

Talking Peace takes viewers inside the Jewish Palestinian Living Room Dialogue and tells a compelling story of two sides coming together through the simple act of listening.

PARENTS OF THE YEAR
PARENTS OF THE YEAR

Family Relations  Women's Studies  Chicano Studies  Children & Young Adult  Education  Latino Studies  Sociology  Immigration 

Beginning every midnight for the past twenty-one years, Yolanda Garcia has scoured the alleys of Venice Beach, California.

900 HANDS
900 HANDS

Children & Young Adult  Education  Art History  Directed by Women 

From December 1999 through October 2000, the entire community at the John D. Runkle School in Brookline, Massachusetts worked together to create a work of public art.

HOT TALK (Series)
HOT TALK (Series)

Education  Media Studies  Political Science  Sociology 

In this ongoing video series, Saul Landau—internationally known scholar, author, lecturer, and filmmaker—talks to guests about current events, politics, social issues, education, religion, and entertainment, among a wide range of other topics.

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THE STORYTELLER

Anthropology  Education  Children & Young Adult  Sociology 

This video, produced by the Zimmer Discovery Children’s Museum in Los Angeles, is designed for 4-10 year-olds and aims to promote the history and traditions of different cultures.

FAREWELL, BARBIANA!
FAREWELL, BARBIANA!

Education  Europe  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Children & Young Adult 

Tells the story of Don Lorenzo Milani, a Catholic priest sent in the Sixties to the small isolated village of Barbiana in Tuscany, where the children of the local peasants and farmer workers had been neglected by the state educational system.

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