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MINOR ALTERCATION, A

African-American Studies  American Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Dramatizes a real-life incident involving a fight between two high school girls--one white, one black-and then traces in parallel fashion the response of the two families to the incident, revealing the real feelings underlying racial tensions as well as the existence of common interests.

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PHILADELPHIA, MISSISSIPPI

African-American Studies  American Studies  Sociology 

A contemporary portrait of the small southern town where, in June 1964, three young civil rights workers were murdered for registering blacks to vote. In the thirty years since, Philadelphia, Mississippi has retained its infamous reputation as a racist backwater.

GANDY DANCERS
GANDY DANCERS

African-American Studies  American Studies  Labor Studies  Music  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Features the musical traditions and verbal recollections of eight retired African-American railroad track laborers, whose occupational folk songs were once heard along the railroad lines that crisscross the South.

STEPPIN'
STEPPIN'

African-American Studies  Dance  Latin-American Studies  Performing Arts  Political Science  Sociology  Children & Young Adult 

Introduces viewers to the step show, an exciting dance style popular among black fraternities and sororities. In addition to many rousing, crowd-pleasing performances, the program examines the cultural roots of steppin' in African dancing, military marching and hip-hop music, and discusses its contemporary social significance on college campuses.

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ALL GOD'S CHILDREN

African-American Studies  American Studies  LGBTQ  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Shows how the Black Church has embraced African-American lesbians and gay men as dedicated members of its spiritual family.

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FADING IN THE MIST

Environmental Studies  Sociology 

Examines the history and ongoing struggle for scenic preservation of Niagara Falls. By the mid-1800s, the beauty of one of the world's greatest natural wonders had been decimated by years of unbridled commercialism.

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LAST PLANT STANDING

Biology  Environmental Studies  Science  Sociology 

While plants are essential for food, fuel, clothing and shelter, they also hold the key to probably the greatest challenge of our times-to feed a global population which will peak in the next twenty years.

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HARD DRUGS

Alcohol & Drug Abuse  Short Films  Sociology 

Interviews drug addicts, who explain why they started taking drugs, and people who are working to help them.

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ALCOHOLISM

Alcohol & Drug Abuse  Family Relations  Criminal & Law  Sociology  Children & Young Adult 

Examines teenage drinking and teenagers whose parents are alcoholics, including the consequences of alcoholism such as physical illness, emotional maladjustment, family breakup, domestic violence, fatal car accidents, and violent crime.

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BINGO: YOU BETCHA!

American Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Examines the American subculture of bingo, a game played by some 35,000,000 Americans each week and which has become a big business generating an annual gross of $35 billion for the charities and religious organizations which operate the games.

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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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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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SUDDEN CHANGES: POST HYSTERECTOMY SYNDROME

Health  Human Sexuality  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the reasons for the high number of hysterectomies performed on women every year, the alternatives available, the side effects and after-effects. Includes interviews with doctors, other professionals, and women who have undergone the operation.

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THE ULTIMATE TEST ANIMAL

Women's Studies  Sociology  Human Sexuality  Health 

Examines the birth control injection Depo Provera and the international controversy over its use, raising disturbing questions about racism and sexism in health care, population control vs. birth control, and how drugs are tested and marketed.

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THREE LETTER WORD FOR LOVE, A

American Studies  Human Sexuality  Sociology 

Shot in Harlem, this film features young minority men and women speaking frankly about their thoughts, feelings, misconceptions, and fantasies about sex.

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