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PASSIN' IT ON: 25 YEARS ORGANIZING THE NORTHWEST BRONX

Urban Studies  Sociology  New York City  Latino Studies  American Studies  African-American Studies  Directed by Women 

During the Sixties and early Seventies, banks, insurance companies, the City of New York, and many landlords drew a red-line around the Bronx and abandoned its neighborhoods. More than 12,000 fires burned each year, 300,000 people fled, and in the South Bronx 40% of the homes were destroyed.

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WAR LAB

World History  Sociology  Science  Peace & Conflict  Directed by Women 

A compilation historical documentary offering a critical look at the development of bombs and other weapons of mass destruction since WWII.

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IS THIS DREAMING?

Sociology  Political Science  Peace & Conflict  American Studies 

Chronicles the history of arms control and disarmament negotiations since WWII, discusses ways in which international conflicts can be most effectively resolved, and suggests how ordinary people can influence progress towards disarmament.

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YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE

Criminal & Law  Sociology  Urban Studies  Directed by Women 

Employing an imaginative mix of song and dance, narrative, documentary, parody, and a TV game show, this video examines urban crime in America and how the atmosphere of pervasive fear that envelops our cities encourages racial antagonism.

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GATHERING UP AGAIN: FIESTA IN SANTA FE

Sociology  Native American Studies  Latino Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the Santa Fe Fiesta, America's oldest continuous community celebration, which commemorates the Spaniards' "bloodless reconquest" of the Pueblo Indians in New Mexico in 1692.

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HOLY TERROR

Women's Studies  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Political Science  Criminal & Law  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the political activism of the religious New Right, focusing on their anti-abortion efforts. Combining interviews with scenes filmed at anti-abortion conventions and demonstrations, the video provides a revealing, inside look at the movement and its philosophy as expressed by its leaders as well as its rank and file activists.

STAND UP FOR CHOICE: ESCORTS
STAND UP FOR CHOICE: ESCORTS

Women's Studies  Sociology  Political Science  Criminal & Law  American Studies 

This remarkable, three-part video series thrusts viewers into the front lines of the struggle over abortion rights between members of Operation Rescue, pro-choice demonstrators, clinic staff and patients.

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CLOSING DOOR, THE

Sociology  Political Science  Criminal & Law  American Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Examines U.S. immigration policy, its history as well as the current crisis, and shows how public opinion, human rights and political issues have historically influenced policy decisions.

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SANCTUARY: A QUESTION OF CONSCIENCE

American Studies  Criminal & Law  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology 

Examines the Sanctuary Movement, a modern-day underground railroad in which American citizens, supported by churches, synagogues and other organizations, transport political refugees from Central America to places of refuge in the U.S.

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FOLLOW THE DIRT ROAD

American Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Examines the situation of communes-small, voluntary social communities isolated from general society which share a common ideology and social purpose-in the U.S.

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MY DINNER WITH ABBIE

American Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Completed shortly after his April 1989 suicide, this provocative and comic NYC deli encounter between Sixties radical-emeritus Abbie Hoffman (on the eve of his 50th birthday) and actress/filmmaker Nancy Cohen shows the self-proclaimed "Jewish Road Warrior" at his feisty, outspoken and humorous best. He comments on politics and youth in the '60s, '70s and '80s, men and women, food and sex, life underground and in prison, fleeting fame, midlife crises and death.

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RALPH NADER: UP CLOSE (30MIN)

Sociology  Political Science  Environmental Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

A biographical profile of America's leading consumer advocate and author who has been responsible for the passage of dozens of major environmental, consumer and safety re- forms.

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RALPH NADER: UP CLOSE (49 MIN)

Sociology  Political Science  Environmental Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

A biographical profile of America's leading consumer advocate and author who has been responsible for the passage of dozens of major environmental, consumer and safety re- forms.

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RALPH NADER: UP CLOSE (72MIN)

Sociology  Political Science  Environmental Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

A biographical profile of America's leading consumer advocate and author who has been responsible for the passage of dozens of major environmental, consumer and safety reforms.

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LOWRIDERS: THE REAL STORY

American Studies  Sociology 

'Lowriders,' car enthusiasts who spend thousands of dollars to customize their cars, explain their hobby and discuss media stereotype of lowriding as a gang-related activity, as well as racism and police harassment

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.

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LILY DALE: MESSAGES FROM THE SPIRIT SIDE OF LIFE

African-American Studies  American Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology  Urban Studies 

An offbeat documentary portrait of Lily Dale, New York, one of America's oldest spiritualist communities, where just about everyone is a psychic or a medium who claims to be able to communicate with the dead. The video includes interviews with several mediums in Lily Dale and shows them as they give private readings, perform public healings, and take part in outdoor services where they receive messages "from the spirit side of life."

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ROAD OF NO RETURN: THE BANISHMENT OF MARIA DE LAS MERCEDES BARBUDO

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Short Films  Photography  Media Studies  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

This short drama portrays the efforts of a young woman photographer to uncover the fragmentary and little-known history of an early nineteenth-century Puerto Rican feminist and political activist who was deported for her nationalist beliefs by the Spanish colonial government of the era.

RED SQUAD
RED SQUAD

Criminal & Law  American Studies  Latin-American Studies  New York City  Political Science  Sociology  Spanish Language  Pacific Street Films 

An investigative (but frequently humorous) documentary on the surveillance activities of the New York City Police Department's Bureau of Special Services, known as the Red Squad.

ANARCHISM IN AMERICA
ANARCHISM IN AMERICA

American Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Pacific Street Films 

A colorful and provocative survey of anarchism in America which attempts to dispel popular misconceptions and to trace its historical development, both as a native American philosophy stemming from 19th century American traditions of individualism and as a foreign ideology brought to America by immigrants. It features rare archival footage of significant personalities and events in anarchist history.

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