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THE SHORT LIFE OF JOSÉ ANTONIO GUTIERREZ
THE SHORT LIFE OF JOSÉ ANTONIO GUTIERREZ

Political Science  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  American Studies  2007  Directed by Women 

This acclaimed documentary tells the moving and nearly unbelievable story of the first American soldier to be killed in Iraq, a one-time street kid from Guatemala who illegally crossed into the United States.

HOME FRONT
HOME FRONT

Psychology & Psychiatry  Political Science  Disabilities  American Studies 

Over 20,000 American soldiers have been wounded in the war in Iraq. This powerful documentary gives a face and a voice to these under-represented soldiers by telling one family's heartbreaking and inspiring story.

PLAGUES & PLEASURES ON THE SALTON SEA
PLAGUES & PLEASURES ON THE SALTON SEA

Environmental Studies  Architecture  American Studies  African-American Studies 

There was a time when the Salton Sea was known as the Riviera of the West - a premiere vacation destination for the rich and famous. Today, it's considered one of America's worst ecological disasters. Narrated by John Waters, this irreverent documentary looks at exactly what went wrong.

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.

OTHER PEOPLE’S PICTURES
OTHER PEOPLE’S PICTURES

Psychology & Psychiatry  Photography  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Why would anyone buy someone else's family photographs? In this surprising look at the world of vintage snapshot collecting, nine obsessive collectors hunt for images/ that feed their fantasies and quiet the voices in their heads.

GOLUB: LATE WORKS ARE THE CATASTROPHES
GOLUB: LATE WORKS ARE THE CATASTROPHES

Terrorism Studies  New York City  Kartemquin Films  Women's Studies  Sociology  Photography  Media Studies  Latin-American Studies  Jewish Studies  Criminal & Law  Art History  American Studies 

An acclaimed documentary on American artist Leon Golub, whose politically charged work calls attention to human rights violations and the abuse of power around the world.

A TALE OF TWO TEENS
A TALE OF TWO TEENS

Women's Studies  Human Sexuality  Health  Cultural Studies  Children & Young Adult  American Studies  AIDS  African Studies 

The AIDS pandemic in Africa as seen through the eyes of two young girls, an American and South African teenager, featuring the music of the Dave Matthews Band and U2.

THE GAY MARRIAGE THING
THE GAY MARRIAGE THING

LGBTQ  Human Sexuality  Family Relations  Sociology  Political Science  American Studies  Directed by Women 

This documentary about the people embroiled in and affected by the same-sex marriage debate, deftly captures what gets lost in most news reports, the human emotions behind the headlines.

BURIED IN THE BACKYARD
BURIED IN THE BACKYARD

Psychology & Psychiatry  American Studies  Terrorism Studies  Sociology  Death & Dying  Directed by Women 

Since 9/11, American preoccupation with personal security has reached proportions not seen since the Cold War. In this film, we meet regular Americans preparing for the next terrorist attack.

BE HERE TO LOVE ME - Townes Van Zandt
BE HERE TO LOVE ME - Townes Van Zandt

Music  Alcohol & Drug Abuse  Performing Arts  American Studies  Directed by Women 

An acclaimed documentary about the life and music of Townes Van Zandt, perhaps one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time, who inspired artists from Bob Dylan to Norah Jones.

IN THE WAKE OF THE ZACA
IN THE WAKE OF THE ZACA

American History  Sociology  American Studies 

Nine years in the making, this documentary film offers a riveting window into the past as seen through the eyes of this historic ship and the survivors of those who sailed on her.

LIFE IN A BASKET
LIFE IN A BASKET

Urban Studies  Sociology  American Studies  Directed by Women 

We’ve all seen homeless people pushing shopping carts down the street, shopping carts packed to the brim with all kinds of "junk." But what’s actually inside those shopping carts anyway?

POWDER RIVER COUNTRY
POWDER RIVER COUNTRY

Environmental Studies  Sociology  Native American Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Looks at coal bed methane development and its impact in Wyoming and Montana, where people are catching-up to a changing industry that threatens the Powder River Basin.

THE RESTORER
THE RESTORER

New York City  Economics  Anthropology  American Studies  Immigration 

The Restorer is an anthropological documentary about a Turkish-Armenian immigrant, Zeron Ayvazian, an antique rug restorer, living in New York City.

COMEDY MIDDLE EASTERN STYLE
COMEDY MIDDLE EASTERN STYLE

Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  American Studies  Sociology  Performing Arts  Directed by Women 

Middle Eastern standup comics living in New York share their views on political issues and the prejudice they’ve had to endure since 9/11.

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.

WALTER ROSENBLUM: In Search Of Pitt Street
WALTER ROSENBLUM: In Search Of Pitt Street

Photography  New York City  Art History  Jewish Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

A documentary film about the life and career of noted photographer, Walter Rosenblum, covering his work with the Photo League, described by The New York Times as suffused with formal beauty and expressive power and tenderness.

GENERATION X: SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY
GENERATION X: SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY

American Studies  Sociology  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

Generation X: Searching for Identity focuses on The Content of Our Character project based at Duke University and its effort to spark conversation about values and leadership among our nation's 20- and 30-somethings – a generation often criticized as apathetic and self-absorbed.

HAND TO HAND
HAND TO HAND

Sociology  Political Science  American Studies 

Hand to Hand is William Archer’s story, the story of an outsider learning about the American political process and coming to terms with his own ‘political’ past in Britain.

PASSIONATE VOICES: American Jews and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
PASSIONATE VOICES: American Jews and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Religion & Spirituality  Jewish Studies  Sociology  Middle Eastern Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

The film is designed to promote respectful dialogue on this divisive topic and raises questions such as: Do mainstream Jewish institutions foster dialogue, or silence dissent? Is there a room in this conversation for a range of ideas? If not, what is lost?

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