Education

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CLOSING THE OPEN DOOR: THE FIGHT FOR A COLLEGE EDUCATION

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  New York City  Education  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Tells the story of the Open Admissions policy at the City University of New York, the third largest university system in the U.S., with the largest minority population.

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RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Children & Young Adult  Political Science  Education 

Discusses the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted in 1989, which established the standards that help to guarantee children a right to life, liberty, a name, a nationality, an education and good health. The video shows the plight of many children throughout the world and what UN agencies are doing to improve their lives.

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LITERACY

Political Science  Education 

Over one quarter of the world's population today cannot read or write. This video shows how the UN, along with governments and other organizations, is working to solve the problem of illiteracy worldwide, with the goal of substantially reducing illiteracy during the coming decade.

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LIFE STORY OF AN AFRICAN INYANGA

African Studies  Anthropology  Biology  Education  Health  Religion & Spirituality  Short Films 

A docu-drama portraying the selection and lifelong education of an Inyanga, an African healer who dispenses traditional herbal remedies. The film examines the preparation and use of traditional medicines, the diagnosis and treatment of patients, and the metaphysics and cosmology of African beliefs regarding the powers of the Inyanga.

SEE ME: FIVE YOUNG LATINAS
SEE ME: FIVE YOUNG LATINAS

American Studies  Education  Latino Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Five teen-aged Latinas living in San Francisco's Mission District-most of them recent immigrants from Mexico or other Central American countries-talk frankly about their lives, from discrimination and school , to friends and family relationships, experiences with gang activity and violence, and plans for the future. Their comments are blended with footage of neighborhood life and other activities to provide meaningful insights into the everyday lives of young Hispanic women in the U.S. today.

MOVING MYTHS
MOVING MYTHS

Education  Irish Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology 

A provocative look at the Protestant and Catholic churches in Ireland, examining both the myths and realities of their legislative and educational influence on such issues as abortion, contraception, homosexuality, and women's rights.

FROM SWASTIKA TO JIM CROW
FROM SWASTIKA TO JIM CROW

Sociology  Jewish Studies  Education  American Studies  American History  African-American Studies  Directed by Women  Pacific Street Films 

In the 1930s Jewish intellectuals who escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the U.S. faced an uncertain future. Confronted with anti-Semitism at American universities and a public distrust of foreigners, many sought refuge in an unlikely place-traditionally black colleges in the segregated South.

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EDUCATION: A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT

Education  African Studies  Sociology 

Examines the educational crisis in South Africa, where the apartheid regime for decades maintained two separate and unequal educational systems, one white and one black, with the consequent miseducation of successive generations of black youth and the destruction of untold human potential.

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SENTENCED TO LEARN

American Studies  Criminal & Law  Education  Sociology 

Examines the problem of illiteracy among America's prison population by portraying a peer-tutoring program in which long-term, educated inmates fill teaching positions left vacant due to budget cuts.

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NIŅOS DE ESPERANZA: CHILDREN OF HOPE

Architecture  Chicano Studies  Education  Latino Studies  Sociology  Urban Studies 

Documents the efforts of a group of American volunteers--including architects, artists, teachers and psychologists--in building and operating a primary school in a poor Tiajuana neighborhood.

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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