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FIRE WITHIN
FIRE WITHIN

Middle Eastern Studies  Jewish Studies  Islamic Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Peace & Conflict  Sociology 

30 Teenagers (10 Israeli Arabs, 10 Israeli Jews, and 10 American Jews) explore the differences and similarities between them while traveling through Spain and Israel under a special youth program.

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?

NOT FOR SALE
NOT FOR SALE

Sociology  Puerto Rican Studies  Latino Studies  Urban Studies  Architecture  American Studies  New York City  Directed by Women 

Chronicles life on East Seventh Street in New York City and its transformations. Residents share their memories of what used to be an immigrant lower-class neighborhood.

BOWERY DISH
BOWERY DISH

Urban Studies  Sociology  New York City  Gastronomy  Architecture  American Studies 

This film explores how trendy restaurants and bars have spearheaded the transformation of America's most notorious skid row, the Bowery, in New York City.

IN SEARCH OF AZTLAN
IN SEARCH OF AZTLAN

Latino Studies  Chicano Studies  Sociology  American Studies 

This film follows the Chicano comedy trio Culture Clash on a whimsical journey in search of the mythical Aztlan—the ancient homeland of the Aztec people believed by many to be located somewhere in the southwestern United States—using a map they’ve discovered and riding in a 1952 lowrider Chevy.

BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT: CHRIS JACKSON’S JOURNEY TO ISLAM
BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT: CHRIS JACKSON’S JOURNEY TO ISLAM

African-American Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  American Studies  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Basketball star Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf caused a national stir when the NBA suspended him for refusing to stand during the national anthem because of his "Muslim conscience."

HER CHINA TODAY
HER CHINA TODAY

Women's Studies  Asian Studies  Sociology  Economics  Directed by Women 

This documentary is about five women in China from different age, social and economic groups whose lives reflect the lives of many women all over China today.

TALL: THE AMERICAN SKYSCRAPER AND LOUIS SULLIVAN
TALL: THE AMERICAN SKYSCRAPER AND LOUIS SULLIVAN

Architecture  Urban Studies  Sociology  New York City  American Studies 

This film tells the story of the unstoppable rise of the skyscrapers. Tall pits the struggle for artistic integrity against the demands of fashion and the client's bottom line.

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STITCHING OUR FUTURE

Women's Studies  Sociology  Latino Studies  Labor Studies  Art History  Directed by Women 

This poignant and inspiring documentary tells the story of Coopa-Roca, a cooperative of seamstresses in a shantytown in Rio de Janeiro who, in an effort to provide an income for their families, design and manufacture women’s clothing and accessories.

THIS WAY OUT
THIS WAY OUT

LGBTQ  Sociology  Criminal & Law  Directed by Women 

Tells the story of three individuals who escaped persecution at home based on their homosexuality to claim refugee status in the United States.

POINT OF ATTACK
POINT OF ATTACK

Terrorism Studies  Sociology  Political Science  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Criminal & Law  American Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Point of Attack is a critically acclaimed, timely documentary that chronicles the post-9/11 racial profiling, large scale round-ups, detentions and mass deportations of Arab, Muslim and South Asian men as part of the government’s “War on Terrorism.”

JIM MAGUIRE: A LIFE ON WALL STREET
JIM MAGUIRE: A LIFE ON WALL STREET

Economics  Business  American Studies  Sociology  New York City 

This video chronicles the history of Wall Street, America’s financial center since 1949, exploring the last half-century of economic history through the life of Jim Maguire.

THE AMERICAN DREAM: PUERTO RICANS AND MEXICANS IN NEW YORK
THE AMERICAN DREAM: PUERTO RICANS AND MEXICANS IN NEW YORK

Urban Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Puerto Rican Studies  New York City  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

This documentary examines two migrant experiences, one from the Caribbean and one from Latin America, which comprise an important part of the Hispanic experience in New York.

GIRL BEAT: POWER OF THE DRUM
GIRL BEAT: POWER OF THE DRUM

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Music  Latino Studies  Dance  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

This video profiles members of Banda Dida, an all-girl drumming and vocal group in Salvador, Brazil.

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SYRIA: Between Iraq and a Hard Place

Terrorism Studies  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Political Science 

Imagine a nation located between Israel, with its ongoing Palestinian tensions, and Iraq occupied by US forces. High U.S. officials threaten Syria, accusing it of accumulating weapons of mass destruction and having links to terrorists. A Syrian filmmaker’s journey back to Quneitra, his childhood hometown destroyed in 1973 after the Israeli army’s withdrawal from the captured Golan Heights, reveals unresolved tensions between Israel and Syria jeopardizing peace in the region

SLAVE REPARATIONS
SLAVE REPARATIONS

Sociology  Labor Studies  Criminal & Law  American Studies  African-American Studies 

This documentary examines the current controversy over the issue of slave reparations, addressing the most often voiced objections ("It’s long over," "I had nothing to do with it," "Affirmative Action is enough," etc.) to the claim for financial restitution to the ancestors of slaves for the wealth created by black labor in previous centuries.

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PICTURES FROM THE OLD COUNTRY

Sociology  Europe  Eastern Europe  Cultural Studies  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

This video chronicles the filmmaker’s quest to uncover the mystery of her Slovak identity and heritage. As a young girl growing up during the Cold War, she was curious about the 'strange' language spoken by her grandmother and the enigma that shrouds her past.

THE CRYSTAL ARCH PROJECT
THE CRYSTAL ARCH PROJECT

Sociology  Art History  Architecture  American Studies 

This video chronicles, from inception to completion, the creation of a commissioned art work, showing how one community comes together to make a vision a reality.

THE LOOMIS GANG
THE LOOMIS GANG

World History  Sociology  Criminal & Law  American Studies  Animation 

The powerful Loomis Gang of Central New York may have been the largest family crime syndicate in 19th-century America. In this video, documentary filmmaker Brian Peter Falk returns to Waterville, New York, his boyhood home and the epicenter of Loomis power during the Civil War era, to chronicle the gang’s legend and explore the efforts by a handful of local people to revive it.

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