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RAISING FACE: A MENSTRUAL JOURNEY

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  Health  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Features intimate discussions among women, as well as a class of fourth and fifth grade girls, about their menstruation experiences and their difficulties in talking about their periods.

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MISGUIDANCE

Children & Young Adult  Women's Studies  Sociology  Health  Directed by Women 

This video, focusing on the experience of a frightened teenager, exposes the deceptive practices of so-called "Crisis Pregnancy Centers," which advertise themselves as women's health clinics, but which are actually staffed by anti-abortion volunteers who use misinformation and scare tactics to dissuade women from having abortions.

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BOMBING L.A.

Children & Young Adult  Urban Studies  Sociology  Criminal & Law  American Studies 

This video on the subculture of graffiti features interviews with numerous graffiti 'artists,' follows them on "bombing" expeditions, attends a national graffiti art conference, and records encounters between graffiti writers and adults angry about defacement of private and public property.

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CITIZEN: THE POLITICAL LIFE OF ALLARD K. LOWENSTEIN

Children & Young Adult  Political Science  American Studies  Directed by Women 

In chronicling the career of the political activist and former NY Congressman, this documentary vividly recreates the Civil Rights and antiwar struggles of the '60s and '70s. It traces Lowenstein's life from his formative childhood influences to the political causes that motivated his adult life right up to his assassination in 1980.

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THE THIRD GENERATION

Europe  Jewish Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Peace & Conflict  Children & Young Adult 

Focusing on the activities of the German-Israeli Youth Exchange Program, this video shows three generations of Germans and Israelis who, confronted with the historical legacy of the Holocaust, are actively involved in building new personal relationships while trying to come to terms with ambivalent, often negative, attitudes about one another.

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BREAKING THE SILENCE: THE GENERATION AFTER THE HOLOCAUST

Jewish Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Women's Studies  Children & Young Adult 

Profiles the members of a Second Generation group of children of Holocaust survivors who openly discuss the impact of the Holocaust on their lives and the need to communicate with their parents. Interwoven throughout the film, in addition to emotionally moving family scenes, are interviews with psychologists, authors and historians.

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STORY ABOUT A BAD DREAM, A

Eastern Europe  Jewish Studies  World History  Children & Young Adult 

This compelling docu-drama about the Holocaust, based on the memoirs of Eva Erbenova, recounts from a child's-eye view her experiences as a thirteen-year-old girl in Czechoslovakia during World War II, the only one from her family to survive the war.

THE HISTORY BOOK (Series)
THE HISTORY BOOK (Series)

Animation  Europe  World History  Children & Young Adult 

Beginning with the Middle Ages and continuing to the present day, this series of nine animated films surveys the development of society throughout the ages from a grassroots perspective, showing history as it has been lived and experienced by common people.

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NOT ALL PARENTS ARE STRAIGHT

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  LGBTQ  Family Relations 

Examines the dynamics of the parent-child relationship within several different households where children are being raised by gay and lesbian parents.

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EARLY MISGIVINGS: A FILM ON CHILD ABUSE

American Studies  Children & Young Adult  Criminal & Law  Family Relations  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

Examines the problem of child abuse and its root causes and shows methods of treatment and prevention. The film includes interviews with parents, doctors, counselors and other professionals, as well as former victims of child abuse, stressing the need for an interdisciplinary approach to this far-reaching problem.

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SHADOW CHILDREN

Children & Young Adult  Criminal & Law  Family Relations  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Urban Studies 

Examines the plight of homeless children through interviews with more than a dozen youngsters living on the streets of California's Bay Area.

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FOR THE LOVE OF BEN: A FATHER'S VIEW

Children & Young Adult  Family Relations  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

Filmed over a period of four years, this documentary examines the emotional agony experienced by father and son when separated by divorce, distance and a protracted legal battle for custody. Interviews with a child psychologist, family friends, and babysitter, as well as the child himself (in periodic interviews at the ages of three, five, and six) reveal the psychological impact of this separation on the youngster.

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FAST TRACK

Children & Young Adult  Environmental Studies  Family Relations  Native American Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Urban Studies 

Examines the hectic lifestyles of "fast track" couples, members of the Baby Boom generation whose desire to succeed--at the office, in social circles and through their children's accomplishments--leads to living in a state of chronic stress.

HARDWOOD DREAMS
HARDWOOD DREAMS

African-American Studies  Education  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Urban Studies  Children & Young Adult 

Chronicles one season in the life of the Morningside High School basketball team, the defending California state champs, whose school is situated in a crime-ridden L.A. neighborhood.

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BREEDING OF IMPOTENCE, THE

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Education 

Examines the culture of failure that is endemic among children of poverty and children of color in our society, its causes, its consequences, and the prognosis for overcoming it.

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CHILDREN ARE THE HOPE OF THE WORLD

Children & Young Adult  Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Education 

This video examines the educational system in Cuba, visiting a preschool, elementary school, middle school, a boarding school for special education students, a ballet academy and a sports academy.

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CHILDREN OF SUMMERHILL, THE

Education  Europe  Children & Young Adult 

This video tells the story of the famous school, founded in England in 1921 by A.S. Neill, which achieved worldwide fame through the publication of his book Summerhill.

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DOING JUSTICE

Criminal & Law  Dance  Psychology & Psychiatry  Children & Young Adult 

Examines America's juvenile justice system, focusing on three young people in trouble with the law throughout their adolescence.

STEPPIN'
STEPPIN'

African-American Studies  Dance  Latin-American Studies  Performing Arts  Political Science  Sociology  Children & Young Adult 

Introduces viewers to the step show, an exciting dance style popular among black fraternities and sororities. In addition to many rousing, crowd-pleasing performances, the program examines the cultural roots of steppin' in African dancing, military marching and hip-hop music, and discusses its contemporary social significance on college campuses.

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WHO'S GONNA TAKE THE WEIGHT?: AFRICAN AMERICAN AND SOUTH AFRICAN YOUTH

African-American Studies  African Studies  New York City  Peace & Conflict  Children & Young Adult 

This provocative documentary blends interviews with young black people in New York City and in Soweto, South Africa, focusing on the similarities and the contrasts between the lives of black teenagers in both countries.

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