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THROUGH THE WIRE

American Studies  Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Reveals the shocking conditions at the Female High Security Unit at the federal prison in Lexington, Kentucky, where three women political prisoners, currently serving sentences ranging from thirty-five to fifty-eight years in solitary confinement, have been subjected to psychological experimentation (including sensory deprivation and constant video surveillance) and other forms of cruel and unusual punishment.

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COPS: BEHIND THE BADGE

American Studies  Criminal & Law  New York City  Psychology & Psychiatry 

This behind-the-scenes documentary follows police officers in Houston and New York City on their daily patrols, showing the demanding and often dangerous situations they confront regularly.

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THE JAIL

American Studies  Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry 

This documentary offers a revealing, inside look at the structure of prison society in America, particularly its class, racial and sexual aspects, by focusing on the San Francisco County Jail.

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PRESUMED INNOCENT

American Studies  Criminal & Law  New York City  Psychology & Psychiatry 

Filmed at New York City's House of Detention for Men on Riker's Island, this documentary examines the constitutional issues and human problems that accompany pretrial detention.

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LICENSE TO KILL

Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry 

Examines both sides of the controversy surrounding the death penalty, providing a cross- cultural survey, explaining which countries use the death penalty, how often, for what reasons, and the various methods used.

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ACTS OF VIOLENCE

American Studies  Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry 

Examines the high level of deadly violence in American society focusing on three types of murder--those of the mass murderer, the serial murderer, and the political assassin--and analyzes not only why these acts are committed but also why they are peculiarly American.

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MURDER: NO APPARENT MOTIVE

American Studies  Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry 

Examines the growing phenomenon of serial murders in the U.S., their underlying causes, and ways in which the killers can be more quickly identified and apprehended.

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FORGOTTEN VOICES

Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry 

Profiles three prisoners serving life sentences and how involvement in art has played a significant role in their rehabilitation. Shot at Western Wayne Correctional Facility (the former Detroit House of Corrections), the video illustrates how the ArtsGrowth prison outreach program has helped these individuals deal with their violent pasts through creative writing and painting.

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HALFTIME: FIVE YALE MEN AT MIDLIFE

American Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

This award-winning documentary profiles five men from the Yale University class of 1963 who candidly look back at their lives as planned and as ultimately lived.

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THE INTUITIVE FACTOR: GENIUS OR CHANCE?

Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Directed by Women 

Examines the psychology of intuition-that sudden insight into the truth or facts of a situation-showing how intuition figures in our everyday lives, from our dreams and family relations to business decisions.

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DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE

Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Health 

This film explores some of the causes of depression and ways to prevent such feelings from becoming overwhelming. Several teenagers discuss their own struggles with depression and their efforts to come out of it.

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DAD'S LAST FLIGHT

Short Films  Family Relations  Psychology & Psychiatry 

In this short drama, Eli, a young father, in the midst of a family crisis with his wife and young son, begins to lose his grip on sanity just in time to greet the mysterious visit of Sam, his vagabond father. Sam's delusions push Eli to reclaim the love of his family and the imaginations of his childhood.

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SPINNING OUT

Health  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Examines one of the most misunderstood mental illnesses, schizophrenia, and attempts to dispel the widespread misconceptions, fears and myths about it.

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IN THE HOUSE

Health  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Short Films  Directed by Women 

This short video features three autobiographical stories written and performed by teenagers in a children's psychiatric hospital.

NERVE
NERVE

Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Health 

Four former psychiatric patients in New York and Vienna give moving personal accounts of their personal crises and the nature of their psychiatric treatment, including their experiences with therapy, institutionalization, and medication.

ABUSE OF MEMORY, THE
ABUSE OF MEMORY, THE

Health  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

Examines the phenomenon of Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) by recounting the life of Rachel Downing who, for the last eight years, has been under the care of Dr. Richard Loewenstein, former president of the International Society for the Study of Multiple Personality Dissociation.

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WHEN YOUR HEAD'S NOT A HEAD, IT'S A NUT

Family Relations  Health  Psychology & Psychiatry 

Filmmaker Garth Stein documents his 28-year-old sister's decision to undergo brain surgery to control her epilepsy.

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HEALING STEPS

Dance  Death & Dying  Health  Performing Arts  Psychology & Psychiatry  Religion & Spirituality 

Profiling four artists who have had to cope with adversity, while persevering in their respective performing arts careers, this documentary celebrates the healing and restorative powers of music, dance and friendship.

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ROMANCE, SEX AND MARRIAGE

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Human Sexuality 

Examines sexual attitudes of high school youngsters in different environments, from suburb to inner city, including frank discussion of virginity, birth control, physical appearance, emotional involvement, sexual abuse, masturbation, acceptance and self- confidence.

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HOMOSEXUALITY AND LESBIANISM

LGBTQ  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

Psychologists, psychiatrists and gay people speak directly to high school age youngsters and respond to their questions, concerns and fears about homosexuality.

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