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THE RETURN OF JOE HILL

American History  American Studies  Labor Studies  Music  Sociology  World History  Immigration 

Tells the story of Joe Hill (1879-1915), a Swedish immigrant to America who became a songwriter, cartoonist and labor organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and whose 1915 execution by the state of Utah for a crime he probably did not commit transformed him into a martyr for the labor movement and an international folk hero.

HULL HOUSE: THE HOUSE THAT JANE BUILT
HULL HOUSE: THE HOUSE THAT JANE BUILT

American History  American Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies  Immigration 

In 1889, amidst the slums of Chicago's Near West Side, pioneer social worker Jane Addams (1860-1935) opened Hull House to aid the poor, largely immigrant residents of the neighborhood.

THE USA VS. TOKYO ROSE
THE USA VS. TOKYO ROSE

American History  Asian Studies  Sociology  World History 

Tells the little-known story of the Justice Department's postwar pursuit and conviction of Japanese-American Iva Toguri for what it deemed treasonous radio broadcasts during WWII.

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THE TEARS OF PELELIU

American History  Asian Studies  Peace & Conflict  Sociology  World History 

Where The Thin Red Line leaves off, The Tears of Peleliu picks up some fifty years later, as it follows five American WWII veterans as they meet their former Japanese adversaries on the bloodiest battlefield in the history of warfare. The residents of Peleliu, a tiny island in the South Pacific, regard with some trepidation the return of the men who destroyed their island.

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UNFORGETTABLE: 100 YEARS REMEMBERED

Sociology  World History 

This video is a veritable time capsule featuring interviews with survivors of a generation who lived through one of the most remarkable centuries in human history.

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TIME CAPSULE: MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

American Studies  Sociology 

This video examines the phenomenon of time capsules, tracing their evolution from ancient times to modern days, and exploring the human impulse to leave messages for the future.

THE FORGOTTEN BATTLE OF FORT PILLOW AND THE BIRTH OF THE KU KLUX KLAN
THE FORGOTTEN BATTLE OF FORT PILLOW AND THE BIRTH OF THE KU KLUX KLAN

African-American Studies  American History  Sociology  World History 

This historical documentary uses Civil War re-enactments, historical footage, photos and contemporary interviews to explore a controversial event in American and African- American Civil War history.

WE PUT HER THERE: THE CONTRIBUTORS
WE PUT HER THERE: THE CONTRIBUTORS

American History  American Studies  Architecture  Labor Studies  New York City  Sociology  Urban Studies  Directed by Women 

From the first concept to the final rivet, The Statue of Liberty was the creation of volunteers. Strange to say, no government was involved. This documentary tells the exciting story of who was involved: hundreds of thousands of ordinary citizens from all walks of life, even children, gave their small earnings to realize Miss Liberty, first in France and then in the U.S. It took 14 years to consummate.

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GOD, GAYS AND THE GOSPEL

AIDS  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  LGBTQ  Directed by Women 

Tells the story of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, a Christian church with a special outreach to gays and lesbians. The video discusses the church's philosophy and programs, as well as the Bible's views of homosexuality, AIDS and prejudice, and Christianity's traditional sexism.

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART
STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

Academy Award Winners & Nominees  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  LGBTQ  Family Relations  Directed by Women 

An emotionally moving account of the issues parents face in coming to terms with having a lesbian or gay child, offering a powerful presentation of parents' struggles with society's traditional homophobia and the misinformation and fear about the so-called "Gay Agenda" cultivated by the Radical Right.

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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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IT'S OUR BABY

Family Relations  Psychology & Psychiatry  Women's Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Examines nurse-midwifery as a significant and increasingly popular alternative to traditional hospital childbirth methods.

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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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THROUGH YOUNG PEOPLE'S EYES

Family Relations  Latino Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

An insightful documentary portrait of young black and Hispanic teenagers, primarily girls, growing up in a poor urban neighborhood.

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DOLORES

Family Relations  Latino Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Women's Studies 

This short drama on domestic abuse, based on extensive research with battered Latinas, focuses on a Hispanic family, showing how the father's machismo has intimidated both wife and daughter into continual fear of physical abuse and alienated the son who resents his father's authoritarian attitudes.

MEMORIES OF TATA
MEMORIES OF TATA

Family Relations  Latin-American Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Spanish Language  Immigration 

An intimate portrait of the filmmaker's immigrant Central American family-in particular the macho traditions of his grandfather-woven from childhood memories and family reminiscences, revealing how exaggerated expressions of male identity can cost a man the love of his entire family.

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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.

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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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